Staffordshire pottery-inspired work
Although in my former ceramics practice I made vessels, not animals, I always loved Staffordshire wares. Staffordshire pottery figures are so exuberantly joyful, characterful, vital and obviously made by hand that I cannot help but be inspired by them. Many of those traits correspond quite closely to the character I want to create in much of my work, so I couldn’t resist making textile versions of the ceramic originals.
composite piece in stitched and embroidered textiles, depicting a family of leopards in the company of a marauding snake
hand stitched textiles and mixed media sculpture, loosely based on a Staffordshire pottery figure of Neptune
A textile version of a Staffordshire pottery horse, hand sewn and embroidered.
hand stitched dog in fabrics with embroidered details
A mixed textile hand stitched piece with embroidered details
A mixed media textile tribute to Staffordshire Pottery figures of romantic highwayman Dick Turpin