Author Archives: Heidi Ingram

7 hours ago

Sorrell Kerrison: Exuberant brush-stroke portraits in stitch

Sorrell Kerrison: Exuberant brush-stroke portraits in stitch

Sorrell Kerrison makes stunning hand-embroidered, Fauvist-style expressionistic portraits. Each image explodes with colour and texture, giving life and movement to the subject’s face, hair and clothing. Her works require huge amounts of patience to complete; even the portrait backgrounds are often entirely hand-stitched. Sorrell completed a BA (Hons) degree in…

2 weeks ago

Willemien de Villiers: From conception to creation

Willemien de Villiers: From conception to creation

Willemien de Villiers is a South African artist and member of the 62 Group. Her long career spans sculpture, painting and stitching. In her work, she often explores the themes of connectedness through nature as well as gender inequality, misogyny and patriarchy. In her stitched work, Willemien creates detailed, intricate…

1 month ago

Julie Peppito: Making a statement through textile art

Julie Peppito: Making a statement through textile art

With an innate sense of political rights and wrongs and a deep empathy for humanity, Julie Peppito creates sculptures, collages, drawings, quilts and tapestries to depict a narrative, an idea, or to make social or political comments. Julie seamlessly integrates plastic litter, objects from nature and collected items along with…

2 months ago

Caroline Hyde-Brown: Delicate, Japanese-inspired embroidery art

Caroline Hyde-Brown: Delicate, Japanese-inspired embroidery art

Caroline Hyde-Brown’s fragile and beautiful texile art highlights the detailed craftsmanship of embroidery. Her work uses a mixture of media materials, but with embroidery as the focus. She produces delicately constructed trees and sews in dried flowers. Her work draws upon nature, reflective light and the seasons. She aims for…

4 months ago

Kieta Jackson: Extraordinary woven wire sculptures

Kieta Jackson: Extraordinary woven wire sculptures

Kieta Jackson fashions intriguing sculptured artefacts using woven metal strands and sheet copper that weathers over time. She weaves fine gauge wire on a loom to produce a tactile fabric that is both hard and soft at the same time. This material is then manipulated into sculpted shapes reminiscent of…

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