Tag Archives: textile art

Touch and Flow workshops: Gawthorpe Textile collection

I’ve just completed a rather lovely project in Burnley called Touch and Flow.  I was asked to facilitate a series of hand stitch workshops with a group of carers and to give them the opportunity to explore the Gawthorpe Hall … Continue reading

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International Textile Biennial, Belgium

Its been a pretty hectic couple of weeks with a lot of travelling, in the UK, in Belgium and in Norway.  Some fab workshops with some lovely people (more about that another time) and some really interesting projects and exhibitions … Continue reading

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Threads Exhibition at Salisbury Art Centre + Avebury Stone Circle.

    I took a trip down to Salisbury the other day to deliver my work to Salisbury Art Centre. Their open exhibition this year is a textile based extravaganza and I’m really pleased to have some work selected – … Continue reading

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A Disco Dragon + some goofy lions for SIRF Carnival

I spent this afternoon adding some last minute frou-frou to this incredibly glitzy disco Dragon.  He’ll be parading with a youth group in the Stockton on Tees carnival parade tomorrow.  Also a pair of last minute, rather goofy looking lion … Continue reading

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Beware for I am Fearless & therefore Powerful

I’ve made a new piece of work for an exhibition at this years Grassington Festival. There’s a preview TONIGHT at 7.30.  This year’s exhibition celebrates diversity of taste, personality and culture, using aprons as a blank canvas. My apron is … Continue reading

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Still, Still Life – New Exhibition at the Shire Hall in Stafford

I’ve a few pieces of work in this show which opens tomorrow and runs until the 6th of March. The gallery is well worth a visit if you’re in the area. Still, Still Life 9 JANUARY – 6 MARCH A … Continue reading

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Biscuity Plinths for the Birds and More on The Guild Exhibition

So I have been in the studio gluing together all manner of old tins…tea tins, biscuit tins, lockable pirate themed tins.. to make plinths for a few of my shamanic animals. They’re off to Temple Works in Leeds on Sunday … Continue reading

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An Impossible Poet Bird

I’ve had a lovely commission to create a little shamanic bird as a gift for a poet. The “Impossible Poet Bird” is now with her new owner so I can safely post some pictures of her without spoiling the surprise.  … Continue reading

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No Blog Post for a Month and then Two Come Along at Once…. Here’s Some New Work, Shamanic Creatures

I’ve been in Norway in the studio working on some new ‘Shamanic’ creatures.  These will be off to Nashville in a month to take part in the Touched soft sculpture exhibit (info in last post).  Here are a few pictures … Continue reading

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A few Exhibitions

I’m excited to have work in two really interesting exhibitions both starting on the 1st of October. “Touched” is an upcoming exhibit that features soft sculpture, a genre that straddles the fine contemporary art and textile craft divide. Brought together … Continue reading

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