Monthly Archives: February 2014

EXERCISE – Telling a story – samples and evaluation

BRIEF – Explore the possibilities of combining text with some visual ideas in the portfolio. Use found words or created words but consider the impact the words create. Develop one into a larger piece. Documentation of ideas that has informed … Continue reading

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RESEARCH POINT – Rules in Art and conceptual art textiles

Q – Are there no longer rules in art? Before I can consider my answer to the question I would first ask when were there ever any rules in art? Artists have long created art in their own ways. There … Continue reading

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RESEARCH POINT – Freddie Robbins

FREDDIE ROBINS I remember this artist being featured on Grand Designs with her artist husband and I was intrigued by her work then but also with the interesting but vast and obsessive collection of oddities in their home. Above – … Continue reading

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PERSONAL LEARNING – WORKSHOP – Paper Engineering with GEMMA WRIGHT

WORKSHOP – PAPER ENGINEERING In my continued learning and search to find my own approach to textiles I have attended a workshop this weekend exploring the art of paper engineering. I enrolled on this workshop on the strength of an … Continue reading

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EXHIBTION VISIT – Second Impressions – printmaking

EXHIBTION VISIT SECOND IMPRESSIONS at The New Brewery arts. Focusing on 8 mature students who returned to study an MA in Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking with an interest in redefining the idea of printmaking. Items such as etching and screen printing, 3D … Continue reading

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WEEKEND INSPIRATION – for using text in work, mosaics

WEEKEND INSPIRATION A visit to the shops in Cheltenham sprung an unexpected source of inspiration for using text within my work. I appreciate that it is mosaics and sculpture but it was the use of imagery and relevant text that … Continue reading

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Weekend inspiration – MARY BUTCHER willow work

WEEKEND INSPIRATION Having seen a blog post by SIT( Stroud international textiles – of which I am a member) I went to see the work of Mary Butcher at the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen in Cheltenham. She is a willow … Continue reading

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RESEARCH POINT – Forceful messages and feminist artists

Brief ; – Look at the work of these artists who exploited textiles as a medium to communicate their ideologies to raise issues Definition of Feminism is a collection of movements and ideologies aimed at defining, establishing, and defending equal … Continue reading

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