Today, is a special day.

Sometimes fate plays its hand and contrives to make a culmination of various unconnected events happen on one day – today is such a day. Celebrating my birthday is normally marked quietly, it’s an age thing more than any big statement about the anniversary of my birth, (although a few years ago I was up in a glider learning how to fly on my birthday).  So, the weeks pass and my husband and I agree to take the day off work,  (we usually try and do this each year – one of the perks of being self-employed)  and then my editor emails that the ship is arriving on 11 May with a cargo of my latest book about sculpture and that the launch date will be 12 May 2014 – my birthday!

So world here it is…

The publishers are offering £5 off the rrp, so it is £20 on their online shop and free UK delivery.


The Language of Mixed-Media Sculpture is both a survey and a celebration of contemporary approaches to sculptures that are formed from more than one material. It profiles the discipline in all its expanded forms and recognizes sculpture in the twenty-first century not as something solid and static, but rather as a fluid interface in material, time and space.

Topics covered:

  • It gives insightful revelations of the creative journeys of ten renowned sculptors
  • Useful technical information on a myriad of processes and materials
  • Twenty-eight international sculptors showcased
  • Inspiring imagery with over 200 colour photographs

The collection of exciting and dynamic international sculptors to feature in this new book includes: Andre Woodward, Catherine Bertola, Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva, Liliana Porter, Mary Giehl, Marilene Oliver, Pascale Pollier, Kate MccGwire, Niko Neelova, Michael Shaw, YaYa Chou, Yuebin Gong, Peter Freeman, Rachel Allen, Eliza Bennett, Awst & Walther, Andrew Burton, Noam Ben-Javov, Ricardo O’Nascimento, Stelios Manganis, Mark Houghton, Jac Scott, Janet Curley Cannon, Cath Keay, Liz West, David Chalmers Alesworth, Dorcas Casey, Jacob Dahlgren and Andrea Hasler.


My first book is still available too


Textile Perspectives in Mixed-Media Sculpture celebrates the prodigious sculpture created by artists who operate on the interface of mixed-media sculpture and textile art. It reveals the inspirations, influences and creative journeys of over thirty contemporary artists, and explains the practical processes and raw materials they use.
Introductory chapter contextualises textile perspectives in mixed-media sculpture and discusses elements that concern the sculptor in the twenty-first century. Illuminating text on the creative journeys of contemporary artists. Informative technical information on creating sculpture from plastic, rubber, plaster, metal and paper. Insightful profiles of over thirty contemporary artists specializing in mixed-media sculpture.