Jean is a dyer by profession, turning her passion for textiles into a business. She has subsequently sought to extend her textile practice by incorporating various mixed media elements into her work. Metal, wire, wax, glass, paper and found objects as well as many of her own dyed items are included in her finished pieces and sketch books.
Collecting unusual items of no intrinsic value throughout her life is a favourite pastime and she gains pleasure and inspiration from her many collections.
More recently she has explored new methods of natural dyeing using rust and plant materials.
Jean and her partner Walter have run ‘Oliver Twists’, selling into the arts and craft industry for 25 years