Using intricately sculptured textiles and metal, Hayley harnesses the narrative potential of wearable art to explore elation, expression and empathy; to tell a tale, encourage escapism and fan flames of the fantastical. Her undercurrent of self-questioning and emotional openness touches our need to be at one with ourselves, to find our place, to connect, to create, to feel free. She creates both conceptual exhibition work and more commercial ethical fashion and jewellery collections.
Hayley is currently a visiting lecturer in costume making at Nottingham Trent University and runs creative workshops with people of various ages. She is an experienced costume designer, supervisor and maker, available for freelance projects.