Portfolio

Molly Williams Textile Art and Design portfolio pages

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Textile Art, Exhibitions and Commission

Costume Research

I have an ongoing research project in Ottoman textiles and costumes – arising from my childhood memories of the Topkapi Palace, Istanbul

Online Courses

I have written online workshops to teach my technique for the figurative felt sculptures and they have kept me busy during the last two years of the COVID pandemic.

Artists whose work inspires me:

  • Katherine Stank – concrete sculptures are particularly exciting. I have watched her video tutorials when researching the use of concrete to sculpt my own small figures. 
  • Thomas Heatherwick
  • Zaha Hadid
  • Alice Kettle- I went to see Alice Kettle’s exhibition Threadbound at the Candida Stevens Gallery, Chichester 2021.
  • Ismini Samanidou
  • Anthony Gormley

Memberships

  • Prism Art Textiles
  • The Society of Designer Craftsmen MSDC
  • International Felt Makers Association
  • Royal Society of Arts FRSA 

Exhibitions

Prism Art Textiles
  • Prism Mall Galleries, London 2008 – 2014
  • Prism Hoxton Arches Gallery, London 2015 – 2019
  • Prism Hiscox Centre, London 2016
  • RBSA Birmingham 2019
Society of Designer Craftsmen
  • Mall Galleries London 2009 – 2013
  • SDC at William Morris Gallery 2015
Pure Arts 2013
Crowborough Arts Open Studios 2014 – 2019

Galleries

  • Tunbridge Wells Artisans – 2018
  • T Wells Gallery. Tunbridge Wells – 2018

Workshops

  • Felters Fling 2019, Silver Bay, New York, USA 
  •  Fyo-feltwear – atelier Fiberfusing September 2022 Netherlands

Other interests

I am trainee Energy Alignment Method (EAM) mentor and a qualified Reflexologist. I am interested in how our energy field works and the energy modalities that are recognised in quantum mechanics and physics.  

  • Horse riding
  • Rambling
  • Gardening
  • History – Medieval England, Tudors, Ottoman Empire
  • Museum and gallery visits
  • Upcycling -textiles and furniture

Life in Shropshire blog/website: FRUITFUL YEAR