Inspired by Haeckel: eight samples

We’re now in the last term of the two-year City Lit Creative Basketry course and working on our pieces for our final assessment. These will form the basis of an exhibition at City Lit in July (like our degree show). Each student has to make five works: eight samples, a piece from soft materials, a […]

Untold: Prism Textiles exhibition now on

Untold, the latest Prism Textiles exhibition, is now open at the Art Pavilion in Mile End, east London. I installed “Brittle”, my woven bones, last Monday, laying out the bones on a piece of black acrylic that reflects the bones very effectively. The private view on Wednesday evening went very well, with an opening speech […]

Brittle – update on work for Prism Textiles exhibition

Well, the Prism Textiles exhibition Untold is less than a month away and I’m still working on “Brittle”, my osteoporosis-inspired pieces. Taking it to the wire as usual! I have made progress, though, you will be pleased to hear. I had a load of oxtail bones that I originally thought I would try to add […]

Paper yarn and bones

bone and paper yarn

I’m working a lot with paper yarn at the moment. It’s one of my favourite materials, very strong and grippy, with enough body to hold sculptural forms. The down side is that it can be quite unforgiving, with a tendency to kink and twist. But sometimes the twist can be channelled to create extra movement […]