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Liz Clay

Felt maker and textile artist

Wells, Somerset
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Focus

contemporary bespoke textiles

Pricing

£130 — £2000

About

Trained in the creative arts, I make hand felted textiles for haute couture and one off pieces to commission. Influences are as diverse as the work I produce. Experimental in my approach, nudging the boundaries of an ancient craft towards new and unexpected directions in contemporary practice. British wool plays a significant role in my designs. Working these wools during the felt process is seductive: it’s a slow and painstaking process for a high end result. The aim is to surprise and delight.

News

Felt on the Pacific Edge!

04 Feb 2017
Fab to be selected for a special event HOUSE in LA on 4th February. My couture designs will also show in the exhibition Wearable Expressions at the Palos Verdes Art Centre, Los Angeles until 16th April 2017.

"Three of Us" in Texas

21 Nov 2016
Liz's newly created work "Three of Us" is selected for prestigious international craft competition and exhibition Materials: Hard + Soft showing at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Centre, Denver Texas from 4th February - 6th May 2017.

Felt and Lace collection for Christopher Kane

01 Sep 2016
Liz's hand crafted fabrics are included in Christopher Kane's a/w16 collection. Delicate lace is transformed with her trademark hand felted surfaces in a riot of purple and blood red contrasting with faded blooms in Kane's dirty rose design.

Available for commissions

Yes

Portfolio

Wool Paper Triptych

Disciplines Textiles, Design
Materials Organic Material

Wall art and interiors

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Organic Material

Hand pleated accessories

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Textiles

Boas

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Textiles

Christopher Kane production

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Textiles

Collar and Clutch Bag Collection

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Textiles

Haute Couture

Disciplines Textiles, Conceptual
Materials Textiles, Mixed Media, Organic Material
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