Katy’s current art making incorporates textiles and the traditions of quilt making to explore both past and present experiences of love, loss, memory and the complexities of the maternal relationship over two generations within her own family. Katy explores the transformation of the emotional experiences of grieving in these maternal relationships following the passing of her mother’s mother. She explores her developing relationship with her own mother and grandmother through the transformation of handmade dresses both belonging to and made by her grandmother. These dresses hold significant memories for both women in the passing down of skills from mother to daughter and in the emotionally full memories that are associated with clothing, materials and belongings.
Katy works as a self employed art psychotherapist in primary schools across south east London.