Ever since discovering papermaking while studying at the South Australian School of Art, I’ve sought to elevate handmade paper as a fine art material and progress the medium as a sustainable, commercial product.
In 1999 I established Dark Fibres Paper Mill in Scotland, where I worked with the National Trust for Scotland, Highland Distilleries and the University of St Andrews amongst other clients, to create bold, new, intrinsically Scottish papers.
In 2004 our family emigrated to Tasmania to manage Australia's largest handmade paper mill, Creative Paper. It was during this time I invented several notable new papers including Roo Poo Paper and helped to establish the Makers' Workshop in Burnie.
In 2008 I re-established my studio in Devonport. It's here that I produce exhibition pieces and commissioned work, as well as a commercial range of environmentally-sound greeting cards and fine art prints.
My papers are archival and entirely handmade using time-honoured processes and minimal electricity. Made from Australian plant fibres combined with 100% post-consumer, recycled, textiles sourced with the help of the recycling team at St Vincent de Paul.