My practice focuses on creating work from paper; by bonding, waxing, trapping
and stitching I produce unusual paper 'fabrics', which are used to explore the
'remaking'; of household objects. The papers are treated as if cloth, with the
main technique employed being stitch; a contemporary twist on traditional textiles.
The papers themselves serve as both the inspiration and the media for my work,
with the narrative of the books and papers suggesting the forms. I tend to find
items then investigate a way in which they can be reused and transformed; giving
new life to things that would otherwise go unloved or be thrown away.
My illustrative practice explores the importance of storytelling and imagination. Drawing on folk tales, childhood stories and instinctive feelings, I combine my hand stitched embroideries with wire and printing techniques to create considered folkloric mixed media narratives that intrigue.
I work in wire and felt both in 2D and 3D forms. I produce wire drawings
and sculptures of everyday objects and incorporate real objects and a subtle
hint of thread wrapping.
My work consists of a mix of sculptural textiles and ceramics. I am inspired by surface, manipulation and creating hand made bespoke one off pieces that generate mood, atmosphere and evoke emotion.Combining printed textiles, embroidery and ceramics, I create heavily embellished and textual pieces, resulting in contrast with graphic illustration and hand manipulated surface.
Brady & Proud are sisters with a life long passion for making and an appreciation for the beauty in the simplest of things. We are both inspired by the things that are familiar and dear to us: our homes, family and childhood memories, but by using different techniques in our practice, one using screen print and one using stitch, we create visually very different pieces of work.
Print Garage is the dark and dusty underground lair of Iain Perry: self-styled, swashbuckling squeegee warrior.
I create vibrant screen prints investigating the minutiae of my surroundings. I draw inspiration from old technology, tools and toys, cinema, record sleeves and the world of science. Originally trained in painting I have since discovered that screen printing is a million, billion, trillion (all the 'illions')times more fun - I have found there can be a real joy in repetition.
When I'm not working on this you can probabaly find me somewhere at Unit Twelve: up a ladder or behind a camera...