So i'm nearing a conclusion on the spoons for Stroud. after a fairly massive change of direction, i decided i would have to forget the idea of embedding my lace in resin for a while because of the short amount of time until the pieces have to be submitted for the exhibition (and also because the casting workshop at uni is shut AGAIN because the technician is stranded in Portugal)
These spoons are constructed on top of the wooden tea spoons "borrowed" from the canteen at uni, with lace, reclaimed teabags, old pattern paper and lots and lots of PVA glue. all mounted on " Jesse Elizabeth's Tea Tray".
I am a textile artist specialising in mixed media design with ceramics.
In my work I explore the everyday rituals and traditions that we are all so familiar with. I have an ongoing preoccupation with the ideas surrounding the family as well as woman's role within society and the home. This is a strong theme which runs through my work.
I have a particular fascination with the oppression of women through traditional textile techniques.
The themes of my work are also inspired by the materials I work with: found papers, fabrics and crockery.