Our exhibition at the Pink Cabbage Gallery, Stroud is now open.
Here’s a glimpse of the final work I have on show and snippets from my statement to give you all the full round up……
After viewing many historic textile collections early in the Z Twist residency, Debbie’s attention was drawn to traditional samplers and their verses. By removing these verses from their traditional framework and presenting them in a contemporary way, these historic words can be perceived in a new light. A select few feature in her horse hair embroideries for their witty nuances regarding time……..
Staple mended ceramics is an art of inventive repair at its best. This porcelain collection is inspired by the aesthetics of this traditional repair technique, combining horsehair, metal and ceramic to achieve unusual marks and beautiful imperfections. Still work in progress yet they can also be referred to as samplers. Traditionally, young girls completed embroidery and darning samplers to learn the basics of forming letters, needlework and mending textiles. Debbie may not have created samplers in the traditional sense yet she have created them for the same reason; to teach herself new skills
If you can’t make the exhibition in Stroud, the full show will be travelling to Taunton in July.
You can find us in the Genesis Centre at Somerset College from the 11th-18th July
If this all tickles your fancy, why not attend The Make, Create, Cultivate Symposium on the 12th & 13th July…
(photos by Zac Mead)