Since graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 1992, Deirdre have pursued a parallel career in creating work for exhibition and commission and in working as a tutor to various groups . Her craft practice has evolved through experimenting with materials and methods of making in which hand work and craftsmanship provide both direction and context. Hand skills are used though the work in a humorous commentary on social and textile history within the contemporary gallery. Her textile work employs a variety of techniques and materials fusing traditional textile skills and contemporary reinterpretation through photography and digital manipulation.
With a passion for making and working with people she has worked recently on a variety of residencies in Britain and Australia making work for exhibition and with communities.