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3 years ago

Ruth Lee interview: Text textiles and identity

Ruth Lee interview: Text textiles and identity

Ruth Lee is best known for her textile art, although she is also an experienced lecturer, having taught at Cumbria Institute of the Arts for 25 years. She is presently exploring new paths by combining traditional textile art processes and printmaking through digital technologies. In this interview, Ruth reveals her earliest…

3 years ago

Helen Weston interview: Artistic satisfaction of sculpting

Helen Weston interview: Artistic satisfaction of sculpting

Helen Weston is formally trained in textile arts while best known for her magnificent work with sculptures. Evidenced throughout her work is the interplay between psychological and physical spaces. Although art is her primary passion, she prefers an equal dose of time spent outside the studio serving both postgraduate and…

3 years ago

Penny Burnfield interview: Mixed media sculptures

Penny Burnfield interview: Mixed media sculptures

Penny Burnfield is often thought of as a textile artist, but over the past couple decades, her work has taken on a number of different forms, including sculpture and pottery. Her work explores concepts that are often academic in nature, touching on history, archaeology, and even biology at times. This…

3 years ago

Robert Forman interview: Yarn paintings

Robert Forman interview: Yarn paintings

Robert Forman lives in New Jersey, USA and has been crafting yarn paintings since 1969. His technique involves gluing yarn, cotton, linen, rayon, and silk to hard, flat surfaces. Nearly two decades after developing his method, Robert discovered that the Huichol community in Mexico creates art in a very similar…

3 years ago

Fibreworks in Cambridge Review: Karen Darricades

Fibreworks in Cambridge Review: Karen Darricades

Fibreworks is a biennial juried exhibition featuring the work of Canadian artists working in the fibre art medium. The work is selected by authorities in the field, including curators, artists, and others knowledgeable about current developments in the medium. This year, Stuart Reid, director/curator at the Rodman Hall Art Centre in…

3 years ago

Isobel Currie: Three-dimensional embroidery

Isobel Currie: Three-dimensional embroidery

Isobel Currie is is a three-dimensional embroidery artist living and working in Stockport, Greater Manchester. Since graduating from Manchester Polytechnic in 1990, her talents with threads and fabrics have flourished, eventually leading to membership of the 62 Group of Textile Artists. Her fascination with stitch and colour has resulted in bold…

3 years ago

Liz Alpert Fay interview: Hand hooked art

Liz Alpert Fay interview: Hand hooked art

Liz Alpert Fay is a New England native and an outdoor enthusiast. She largely credits her family, especially her grandfather, for providing her with the creative inspiration to master hooking, quilting, spool knitting, punch needle embroidery, and several other techniques. Driven by the sheer curiosity to learn how things are…

3 years ago

Jane Neal interview: The meaning of marks

Jane Neal interview: The meaning of marks

Jane Neal is best known for her use of textiles to explore ideas related to human relationships, including communication, new beginnings, loss, and the sense of touch. She is one of four talented individual artists in the group Material Space, each member sharing a passion for stitched textiles. Jane enjoys…

3 years ago

Jodi Colella interview: Connection and identity

Jodi Colella interview: Connection and identity

From early childhood, Jodi Colella was fascinated with knitting, embroidering, and fibers – particularly the relationships between different colors and textures. Couple that with being raised in a highly artistic environment, and Jodi began her path to becoming a mixed media sculptor and installation artist from an early age. She now…

3 years ago

Ruth Singer & Bethany Walker: The collaborative process

Ruth Singer & Bethany Walker: The collaborative process

Interlace is a collaboration between textile artists Ruth Singer and Bethany Walker. Ruth is perhaps best known for her textile manipulation and Bethany for her mixed media concrete compositions. Together they explore the combination of delicate and manipulated textiles set in concrete, a delightful combination of hard and soft materials. Ruth draws inspiration…

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