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Assignment Two Artists – Hillary Waters

In stark contrast to my other chosen artists, Hillary Waters Fayle produces the most intricate, detailed work, combining leaves, seed pods and other natural materials with delicate stitch and embroidery. Hillary describes her work as follows: “By combining these organic objects with the rich traditions of needlecraft, I bind nature and the human touch. Both […]

Assignment Two Artists – John Bisbee

American artist John Bisbee produces fascinating, intricate sculptures using only forged and welded, hammered, bent and twisted nails. Despite the industrial construction methods and use of a traditionally hard, inflexible source material, Bisbee creates pieces that have amazing fluidity and sense of natural form. Welding is a powerful, strong join that allows the creation of […]

Assignment Two Artists – Olek

Born Agneta Oleksiak, Olek is a Polish-born crochet artist, living in New York and producing astonishing large-scale crochet installations worldwide. Her work is often sexually charged, provocative and feminist. Her crocheted apartment installation exhibition in New York (March 2011) offers quirky humour, vibrant colour and a liberal sprinkling of messages that many might find challenging, […]

Artists – Joana Vasconcelos

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Paris-born, now Portugal-based crochet artist Joana Vasconcelos takes crochet to a whole new dimension! Far from the granny square and cutesy amigurumi, Vasconcelos works on a huge scale to incorporate crochet in her installations that are almost all-consuming in their size and drama. Having visited Vasconcelos’ exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery in 2014 I was […]

Artists – Architect and designer Raffael

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I have a keen interest in architecture. I find great inpsiration for design and textiles, in particular in older buildings designed in the Art Deco, Art Nouveau and Victorian styles (see my Pinterest board here for some examples). However, the work of designer and architect Raffaello Galiotto is extraordinary. Galiotto works in other materials but […]