Summer School Tutors
Alice Fox & Gwen Hedley.We are thrilled that Alice Fox and Gwen Hedley, have both agreed to tutor workshops in our next Summer School event.
Alice and Gwen are members of the Textile Study Group and both are popular and well known textile artists in their own right and experienced in leading fantastic workshops.
You might be familiar with their inspiring books.
See their profiles below.
Alice’s process-led practice brings together recording, collecting and interaction with the landscape.
She is fascinated by the detail of organic things and her thoughtful work celebrates and carries an essence of what she experiences in the natural world.
Alice is author of Natural processes in Textile Art (Batsford, 2015), which promotes a way of working creatively with what is close at hand and making creative responses that are in tune with natural processes.
Alice lectures and teaches regularly and is a member of the Textile Study Group and the Society of Designer Craftsmen.
Gwen's work usually stems from artefacts and surfaces bearing marks of age and unknown histories.
They recorded through photography, and observational drawing, followed by workbook developments.
Mixed Messages 1 uses old unwanted books, as a creative resource, capitalising on old fonts and yellowed pages, blending them with modern papers and drawn lettering. Slicing, then stitching through a book, once unthinkable, becomes a artistic reference to changing attitudes regarding print and the growth of e-books.
Restoring is a hand built darned fabric and paper braid. It celebrates the fact that ‘mending’ the worn and ragged – once seen as merely functional and utilitarian, is now being considered in an artistic and expressive context.
Current workbook. I am working with old used cloth as a basis for direct drawing – the drawings always reference time-worn subjects – in this case, a deeply pitted wall.