I make paper mainly from cotton linters fibres.
Sometimes it is cast at the wet stage sometimes
collaged embedded or stitched. It is painted and
waxed to enable it to be hung directly on the wall
without glass.
Inspiration stems from architecture, costume, objects and surfaces worn, deteriorated or affected by age.

The linen pieces are paintings on vintage linen. The linen is often stitched and collaged onto a surface (usually wood) and the paint is washes of acrylic with wax.

Paperclay is a mixture of cotton linters pulp and clay (usually T Material, a high firing white, grogged stoneware clay.) The sculptural forms are high fired and coloured with oxides. They are relatively light because the paper pulp content burns out during the firing.

Training: Goldsmiths College, Fine Art and Ceramics

2001 Prix de la Ville de Cahors, France
1996 Travel Award to Israel to exhibit & run
papermaking workshops, British Council
1996 Prix de la Ville de Brive, France
1993 Second Prize, Paperworks IV Seagate Gallery
1992 Prix du Diagonale des Arts, Cahors France
1986 Fellowship in Paperworks, Southern Arts / Oxford Bro

The Paper Making Technique Book, Apple Press, 2001
Working with Paper Clay and Other Additives, Crowood Press, 2000
Paper an Inspirational Portfolio, Ivy Press, 1999
Papermaking, Lorenz Books, 1999
Paper: Making Decorating Designing, Conran Octopus, 1997
The Craft of Handmade Paper, Quintet, 1997
The Art and Craft of Papermaking, Quarto Publishing, 1993
Encyclopaedia of Origami and Papercraft Techniques, Headline Publications ‘91


Selected Exhibitions:
2005 Sausalito Arts Festival, San Francisco, USA
2005 Holland Art Fair, Malieveld, Den Haag, Holland
2005 The Textile, Rufford Craft Centre, Nottingham
2005 Signes du Temps, Salle Balene, Figeac, France
2005 Diagonale des Arts, La Chantrerie, Cahors, France
2004 Holland Paper Biennale, Rijswijk Museum and Apeldoorn Museum, Holland
2004 Lincoln Centre Art and Craft Fair, New York, USA
2004 Chemin des Toiles, Salle Crussol, Figeac, France
2004 Paperworks, Rufford Craft Centre, Nottingham
2003 Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show,(with the Crafts Council) USA
2003 Paper & Pulp, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff, Wales
2003 Land & Sea, Rufford Craft Centre, Nottingham
2003 Art au Present, Shanghai and Chengdu, China
2003 Pulp and Weave, Fibreart Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall
2003 Changements,(Solo) La Chantrerie, Cahors, France
2002 Textural Interpretations, Alexander Gallery, Brighton
2002 Paper Focus, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2001 Chelsea Crafts Fair, London
2001 Diagonale Des Arts, Prix de la Ville De Cahors,France
2001 Paperworks, Bury Art Gallery, Bury
2000 Paperworks, Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate
2000 Paperclay Plus, Crawford Arts Centre, St Andrews, Scotland
1999 Pulp, Rufford Craft Centre, Newark
1998 Artisan, Edinburgh, Scotland
1997 Paper and Clay, European Ceramics, Knaresborough, York
1997 Contemporary Artists Showcase, Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London
1996 Paperworks (Solo) Theatre Municipale, Brive la Gaillard, France
1994 Works to Commission, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
1994 The Best of British, Jerusalem, Israel, Organised by: British Israel
Arts Foundation
1993 Visions of Craft 1972-1993, Crafts Council, London
1991 Group Exhibition, Oxford Gallery, Oxford
1989 Out Of the Wood, Crafts Council, London
1988 Paperworks, Portsmouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Portsmouth
1988 Carol Farrow - Paperworks, (Solo) Anderson O'Day, London
1986 1st International Biennale of Paper Art, Leopold-Hoesch Museum, Duren,


2003, Paperwork, Mairie de Cahors, Lot, Cahors, France
2000, 'Book' Two Sided Paperwork, Abingdon Museum, Oxon.
1986, 'Window - Venice' wall hung paperwork, Crafts Council, London
1986, 'Closed Doors' cast paperwork, Brooke University, Oxford