Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I am 44 this year. I have two fantastic daughters, one 10 and one is 7. I teach jewellery and art in a college. I don’t earn much money but am very happy with my family and my life.
I make observations of my own, then my children teach me, every day, to look at things I would otherwise not have noticed.
I make sculptures from wire and thread, which I work on at night.
I am also a “housewife”, by default. I am not good at this job, but treat it visually: I look at things like dust, fluff and mold with fascination.
What one thing are you most proud of in your 44 years so far?
Having two wonderful children.
What one thing do you hope to do before you’re 100 years old?
Travel through India.
What one piece of advice would you give your 10 year old self?
It is 1978. You have a dog called Bilbo and a huge garden. You have a brand new red Raleigh bike. Your dad is a friend you spend time with washing the car and learning how to look after your bike. You wear shorts and Tee shirts and do not waste any time wondering if you look ok.
You run around bare foot and the only problem is an occasional bee sting. Your mum gives you homemade bread, homegrown vegetables and makes you any cake you want for your birthday.
You have the right amount of friends who all live within walking distance. You spend your days fishing with jam jars, swimming, cycling, walking the dog or going to the park.
My advice to you is to keep a little bit of this wrapped up, so you can look at it later, like a slice of cake you took home from a birthday party.