From Conception to Creation

Leading textile and fiber artists talk us through the evolution of a particular piece of work; the inspiration behind it, the preparation and research phase, the techniques and processes used to create it and its life since completion.

3 weeks ago

Cos Ahmet: From conception to creation

Cos Ahmet: From conception to creation
The core of Cos Ahmet’s work is centred on the body. Recurring themes of self, identity, sexuality, gender and memory, are emotive features in much of his work, displayed as a complex set of body dialogues. Since his successful exhibition Thread Is A Thought, sup ...
1 month ago

Lesley Richmond: From conception to creation

Lesley Richmond: From conception to creation
Lesley Richmond was born in Cornwall, England and now lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She received her art teachers training in London and her MEd in the USA. She taught in the textile arts program at Capilano University, Vancouver from 1973 to 2003 while continuin ...
3 months ago

Fiona Rainford: From conception to creation

Fiona Rainford: From conception to creation
Fiona Rainford graduated from MMU with B.A. hons Creative Practice in 2015, 29 years after completing a City and Guilds Certificate in Embroidery. She has exhibited with Prism Textiles since the group was formed by Julia Caprara in 1999. Fiona is also a member of R ...
4 months ago

Lisa Solomon: From conception to creation

Lisa Solomon: From conception to creation
Lisa Solomon is a mixed media artist that moonlights as an art professor, workshop facilitator, and freelance illustrator/graphic designer. She is best known for her work that questions and deconstructs the meaning of identity through the exploration of mediums tra ...
6 months ago

Ruth Lee: From conception to creation

Ruth Lee: From conception to creation
Connecting the threads; creating a narrative through the language of textiles. Communicating ideas but not always telling the whole of the story. Intriguing; tantalising; posing questions; drawing in the viewer to invent their own storyline, which may or may not be ...
8 months ago

Shona Skinner: From conception to creation

Shona Skinner: From conception to creation
Having trained at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, Shona Skinner taught Art for 30 years, in Edinburgh and London. Her degree was in drawing and painting, and she came to working in textiles through her teaching experience. Inspired by the breathtaking landscape ...
10 months ago

Karen Spurgin: From conception to creation

Karen Spurgin: From conception to creation
Since graduating from Goldsmiths College of Art with a first class honours degree in Fine Art Textiles, Karen Spurgin has worked as a textile designer for over 20 years. During this time she has built up a reputation for innovative design and inspiring new ways of ...
11 months ago

Susan Beallor-Snyder: From conception to creation

Susan Beallor-Snyder: From conception to creation
Susan Beallor-Snyder, an American artist born and raised in New York City, has come full circle after moving around the United States for much of her adult life. Back in New York she is putting her artwork front and center. The challenges in her life have informed ...
12 months ago

Evelin Kasikov: From conception to creation

Evelin Kasikov: From conception to creation
Evelin Kasikov is a former advertising art director turned typographic artist and illustrator. Originally from Estonia, she moved to London in 2006 to study for a master’s degree at Central Saint Martins. After graduating in 2008 Evelin set up her own studio focu ...
1 year ago

Fleur Andreas: From conception to creation

Fleur Andreas: From conception to creation
A potter for many years Surrey based Artist Fleur Andreas is a prolific designer-maker of woven textiles. Her inspiration is often drawn from the incredible colours and textures of nature seen in the stunning countryside around her small village of Peaslake. Fleur ...

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