My new 5 week online workshop Contemporary Dancer – A Unique Felt Sculpture Friday 17th January till Friday 21st February 2020 Registration for the course is open! This is an exciting online workshop where you will make a free standing figure 20″/50cm tall. You will learn a new, energetic wet felted process that has similarities to … More Contemporary Dancer Online Workshop
Our 2019 Prism Exhibition at the Hoxton Arches Gallery is on until Sunday 9th June! Its well worth a visit!! There are over 60 textile artists exhibiting…… a taste of their work.
I have been developing a way of creating sculptures with a clay and textile mix on a wire frame. The figures (usually felted) are changing in response to the theme of ‘Fragility’ for the Prism Textiles Exhibition at Hoxton Arches gallery, London next month. There is nothing the least fragile about my felt sculptures … More Experimental ceramic figures
I’m going to drum fire two ceramic figures today – it will be a first! I am going to sagger each figure in foil to protect them and to see how the organic materials I am adding might colour the figures. Process I wrapped two lengths of ceramic insulating fabric around the steel drum just … More Firing Day
Finally ready for the fire. To create these figures I started with a twisted wire skeleton and covered it with ribbon cut from a medium weight wool/acrylic sweater. I then coated the wool fabric liberally with paper clay slip. Once this layer had dried I applied ribbons of wool fabrics soaked in the clay slip – … More Ceramic & textile sculptures
The Prism 2019 theme is ‘Fragility’ and knowing just how robust the process of making the felted figures is I really can’t imagine them as fragile. However by combining clay with the fibres on wire would create a fragile form – the fibres being burnt out in the kiln…. Problems: I am not a ceramicist! … More Figures in ceramics – work in progress
Life size (in height) felted sculptures in their beautiful new home in Colorado. The first Molly, ‘Tall Molly’, took 6 months to develop and has been followed by two more and there is another in the planning to fill this amazing space. Commissions welcomed!
Chemistry in the kitchen I make my own soap and have done for over 10 years and I always use it to make felt. There is nothing quite so good as handmade soap and it can be made in bar or liquid form. There are many great websites and YouTube videos now that recount the history … More Making fab soap for felting
Shades of Time White, natural Blue Faced Leicester wool bowl, Lino printed with a figurative motif. This small bowl looks wonderful against the contrasting, polished dark wood. This is an example of a new line of sculptures that I am working on for my Etsy shop. More images and information soon about new products and … More Felt Bowl
It has taken me about 6 months to develop a full size felt figure and there have been plenty of problems to overcome along the way when upsizing from a 40cm tall figure to one that is 4 times bigger! From these small figures… …to this one – 164cm high The problems I encountered were … More Full size sculpture