‘Aged seven my Allen & Hanburys bead swap-tin often came with me to school. At playtime I especially longed for the glittering, this desire once getting the better of me when I swapped most of my collection for a single faceted iridescent gem. Since then the collecting of tiny objects and their subsequent ordering has become a lifetime obsession. The methodology of pocket knitting, which as an artist I have used for the past thirty years, enables me to ensnare, arrange and use this system of containment to extract new meaning from the process of juxtaposition. My individual practice runs parallel to SciArt collaborative work known as Pharmacopoeia. Illustrating medical issues, our best known piece is ‘Cradle to Grave’, currently on display at The British Museum.'