Notes from the Studio

Autumn is a busy time for me, my regular teaching jobs at The Tetley and The West Yorkshire Playhouse begin in September which means less time in the studio. I’ve also had some one-off workshops with the Love Arts Festival and Whitby Museum.

Dinosaur in Progress, Whitby Museum
Dinosaur in Progress, Whitby Museum

I’ve been spending quite a bit of time in Whitby recently, researching the collection for my exhibition next year. It’s been a great opportunity to spend time in the museum focusing on different parts of the collection, sketching and taking photographs.

Sketchbook Page
Sketchbook Page
Lost Property Charm Bracelet
Lost Property Charm Bracelet

The collection has parallels with objects from my childhood so I will be using this as my starting point for the exhibition. I will be visiting the museum again before Christmas to finish my research. I have also begun to make some samples in the studio, inspired by the narwhal skeleton photographs from my earlier visit.

Narwhal Backbone Sample
Narwhal Backbone Sample
Narwhal Backbone Sample
Narwhal Backbone Sample
Narwhal Skeleton Sample
Narwhal Skeleton Sample

Alongside sampling and research trips I have been getting a head start of lesson planning for 2018 and working on some new workshops and talks. If you would like to book me for a textile workshop or talk you can find out more details here.

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