University of Wales Trinity St David
- MA Textiles: Contemporary Dialogues, 2014
- BA Hons Fine Art: Combined Media, 2009
Somerset College of Arts and Technology
- National Diploma Foundation Art and Design, 2006
- City and Guilds wig making, 2005
- National Diploma 3D Design, 2005
Relevant employment and events
May 2019 Børns Drømme wishes creative workshops for children | Film i skoven | Aarhus | Denmark
April 2019 In bed with Culture Shift | Counter play | Dokk 1 | Aarhus | Denmark
October 2018 Workshop Facilitator Culture Shift creative workshops for children | Harteværket | Kolding | Denmark
June 2018 ‘Kisses from Vejle’ | VEN | Folkemøde | Vejle | Denmark – Participatory art experience.
May 2018 ‘Waste Land’ live art installation | Spinderihallerne | Vejle | Denmark – Creation of an art installation using waste packaging for a packaging conference.
April and September 2018 Workshop Facilitator Make: stamps | FabLab | Spinderihallerne | Vejle | Denmark – FabLab workshop making laser engraved rubber stamps with the laser cutter.
January 2018 Workshop Facilitator Creative Kick off | Lego group plc | Spinderihallerne | Vejle | Denmark – Creative team building workshop with group drawing and fabric printing.
November 2017 Workshop Facilitator Weaving Connections | Internationals in Vejle: Networking and Hands-on activities | Spinderihallerne | Vejle | Denmark – Creating a group art installation highlighting how everyone is connected.
2017 Creative Director and Facilitator Just Add Water | Culture Shift | Trekant Region, Denmark – To provide creative direction for commissioned artists creating temporary street art and facilitate community workshops using the theme of transition for Trekantområdets Festuge in Vejle and Billund.
2016– 2017 Creative Director and Facilitator Belong Project | Culture Shift | Denmark – Provide creative direction and workshop facilitation for the Belong Project. A year-long creative project bringing together Danish, international and refugee children in Denmark to exploring what it means to belong.
October 2016 Workshop Facilitator- Halloween crayon fingers | Fabrikanterne | Vejle | Denmark – Creative workshop using traditional casting techniques to make crayon fingers.
2016 Design Commission The Pixel Project | Spotlight Children’s Festival | Denmark – Concept and construction of an adaptable playspace made from over 300 squares of fabric decorated by children in Denmark.
April 2016 Interactive design commission- crayon brains | Spotlight Children’s festival | Vejle, Denmark – Tactile drawing tools inspired by the festival’s theme of heart and brain.
March 2016 Workshop Facilitator- Arty-Farty Foody | International Spring Reception, Spinderihallerne | Vejle, Denamrk – Facilitator and concept for a creative children’s workshop using food.
2015 – Present day Director | L A Read | UK and Denmark – Providing playful and interactive artwork and workshop facilitation.
January 2015 Workshop Facilitator- Folding in Design from Textiles to Architecture | UWTSD | Swansea, UK
2014-2016 Co-Director | Applied Arts un. Ltd. | Swansea UK – A not for-profit visual arts organisation based in Swansea, responsible for creating the first City Centre Artist in Residence pilot project in Swansea- AiR Space/Craft.
2013 – 2015 Workshop Facilitator | Mission Gallery | Swansea, UK -Creating, developing and facilitating creative workshops for adults and children.
2011 Project Assistant- Art Across the City | Locws International | Swansea, UK
2010 Project Assistant- ‘We are worried about the bees’ | Owen Griffiths & Fern Thomas | Swansea, UK
2016 Hus Kunstner | Spotlight Children’s Festival | Hældagerskolen Vejle and Firkløver Skolen Give, Denmark – Concept development and workshop facilitation for design a superhero working with schools for Spotlight children’s festival.
August 2015 and August 2016 Artist in Residence and Workshop Facilitator | A weekend in bed with Read and Reynolds | Kaya Festival, Port Talbot, UK – A bed workspace with interactive art, interviews and creative workshops exploring the fascination and creative connection of the holding space.
2014 Artist in Residence and Workshop Facilitator | Arts in Action Pen Y Reol School and Blyn Y Maes School, UK – Creating, developing and facilitating a five day workshop for children age 7-9 in two schools. The workshop explored colour mixing and resist dye techniques.
2011 Artist in Residence | Supersaurus | Swansea
2009 Artist in Residence | Arts in Action | Cymer Afan primary school, Neath, UK
August 2015 ‘Within the fold’ Is This, This Is space | Elysium Arts studios| Swansea | UK
August 2013 Maker in Focus Mission Gallery | Swansea | UK
June 2013 ‘Kissing Paper’ The Cove | Swansea | UK
June 2012 ‘Spooning’ Red Door 44 | Swansea | UK
Febuary-March 2011 ‘House of the Lovely Dark Summers of My Childhood’ Elysium art space | Swansea | UK
September 2019 Pap og Papir fest | Spinderihallerne | Vejle | Denmark
September 2018 Pap og Papir fest | Spinderihallerne | Vejle | Denmark
August 2018 Før Kysset: The Space Between The Beats | Café Sejd | Jelling | Denmark
June 2017 Kultur på tværs/ Cultural encounters’ VEN- Vejle Expat Network | Vejle Rådhus | Denmark
May 2015 ‘Divided by the Bath Water’ Fringe Arts Bath | Bath | UK
January 2015 ‘Divided by the Melt Water’ The Goodwin Gallery | Barnstable | UK
October 2014 ‘Two Weeks at the Table’ Creative Bubble | Swansea | UK
May 2014 ‘Two Weeks in Bed’ Creative Bubble | Swansea | UK
March 2014 ‘Co-respondance’ Mission Gallery | Swansea | UK
May 2013 ‘Beware’ MA Contemporary Dialogues | Volcano | Swansea | UK
May 2013 Bath Arts Fringe Twelve34 | Bath | UK
March 2013 ‘The Drawn Garment’ The Cove | Swansea | UK
January 2013 ‘Ghosts of Gone Birds’ The Ragged School | Swansea | UK
November 2012 ‘Interplay’ Z-shed | Bristol | UK
October 2012 ‘Second’ Twelve34 Gallery at Tapestri | Swansea | UK
August 2012 ‘First’ Twelve34 Gallery at The Cove | Swansea | UK
June 2012 ‘We’re Thinking About It’ Swansea Metropolitan University | Swansea | UK
February 2010 ‘White Shirt’ Elysium Art Space | Swansea | UK
May 2010 ‘After the end’ Elysium Art Space | Swansea | UK
2009 ‘Retorica’ Swansea Metropolitan University | Swansea | UK
Febuary 2009 ‘Overview’ Elysium Art Space | Swansea | UK
2008 ‘Metro Value’ Swansea Metropolitan University | Swansea | UK
2007 ‘Beginnings’ Pontardawe Arts Centre | Pontardawe | UK
2005 Site-specific project with Gorgon Field Somerset Art Week | Black down Hills | UK