£85 Saturday 8th October 10.30am-4.30pm
Working with a variety of repurposed materials, including paper, cloth and plastics, this workshop introduces cordage (string) making, followed by looping with the cordage to make small vessel forms. Combining basic techniques with an experimental approach to materials, this workshop will provide you with the skills to experiment further with a range of materials.
About Alice Fox:
My process-led practice is based on personal engagement with landscape and has sustainability at its heart. I am fascinated by the detail of organic things and my work celebrates and carries an essence of what I experience in the natural world. My background in physical geography and nature conservation underpins my artistic practice.
I work with natural fibres and gathered materials, employing natural dyes, stitch, weave and soft basketry techniques. These elements come together in different combinations to create grouped surfaces and structures. Found items form the focus of my response to a landscape, forming tangible links to the places they were gathered from. I take an experimental approach to these found objects: by engaging with the materials that I find, manipulating them and experimenting, I learn about their properties, boundaries and possibilities. This exploration becomes a collaboration between object and artist.
I studied Contemporary Surface Design & Textiles at Bradford School of Arts & Media and recently completed an MA in Creative Practice at Leeds Arts University. I work from my studio in Saltaire, West Yorkshire, UK. I exhibit, lecture and teach workshops nationally and internationally. I am a member of the Textile Study Group and the Society of Designer Craftsmen.
See some of her beautiful work here www.alicefox.co.uk
Course Booking Terms and Conditions:
Deposits are half the course fee and are non-refundable. Receipt of deposit secures your place. See T & C page for full terms and conditions.