Susannah Pickering is a maker and writer. Her visual art practice focuses on book art and textiles. She is interested in opportunities to explore the scope of the book form and to incorporate techniques borrowed from textile based crafts including knitting and stitching. Book art she has worked collaboratively to produce has been exhibited UK-wide and she is developing a range of handcrafted items incorporating poetry. Susannah has recently published a collection of poetry, Digging Up the Dead, with Red Squirrel Press and is also a scriptwriter. She has experience of working with young people, teachers and in open participatory settings as both a writer and artist.