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Textile art and designer textiles inspired by nature and the natural environment. Images are hand painted or printed onto silk. Quilting, the use of free machine and hand embroidery creates texture and raised areas in relief and provides the opportunity to express an appreciation for the beauty of texture, forms and patterns in nature. The discord between the smooth, lustrous silk and my subject matter produces an irresistible tactile quality.
Emma creates large pieces of sculptural jewellery which then inform smaller more wearable items which are made in precious metals. Her work explores structural forms, negative space and thickness of line, using bold yet simple shapes riveted together in contrast to more intricate, abstract elements, creating a sense of depth. Her work is handmade, yet has an industrial feel to it.
Harriet hand fabricates bold, wearable jewellery in silver that celebrates the processes of its construction. The designs are led by both the form of the body and a reverence for chaos and accident. Harriet has recently returned from living in Mexico, where patterns of chaos are found readily. The unregulated blooms of buildings in Mexico City are honoured in the glittering facets of the Rubble Ring.
Working with different techniques, Hendrike strives for well-designed pieces, mostly abstract, with an element of the unexpected: the off-centre, the unequal, non-matching and the odd. The pieces are outcomes of a design process that starts with a drawing, then a transfer onto the human body, is then altered and finally translated into materials. The pieces fully come to life when seen worn on the human body.
Hester lives in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and finds her inspiration whilst fellrunning. Mental and physical notes made on route are then developed in her studio. By using multiple plates, painted textures and intricate cutting in her collagraphs she aims to celebrate the patterns and colours found in nature, drawing attention to everyday occurrences that often go unnoticed or are soon forgotten. She exhibits widely and teaches printmaking workshops.