In a world where the process of making seems more remote and fewer materials are handled and touched, I wonder what impact it has on our mind? The process of making may be even more important today in the globalized and fast paced, technological world we live in because making encourages the individual to be in the now, in this very moment. When we connect the hand with the mind, there is a focus and a sense of flow that can help us to understand our place in the world.

I am a designer-maker with a background in psychology and my studio work is guided by my interest in people and their wellbeing. Psychological and philosophical ideas influence my designs in many ways, from the start of a concept to the actual physical design. It has also informed my exploration of how the actual process of making can have therapeutic effects.
I am very interested in questions such as; how do objects and environments influence us through our interactions both consciously and unconsciously through its haptic language? What influences our perceptions?  How does our environment influence our wellbeing?
I am also looking into how the process of making might be used as a therapeutic tool. Although craft has long been used within the field of occupational therapy (albeit to lesser extent in the last 20 years) the psychological effects have more recently started to be researched.

As a result of these interests I have become part of the creation of 'Collective Exchange' during my current Designer in Residency at Middlesex University. It is a community based exploration in how  making processes can bring communities together and unveil stories and a sense of belonging. 

'Collective Exchange's' blog can be followed at