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Art Exam Artists

Art Exam Artists. Ehalill Halliste : People/Family. Type of Artist: Textile artist Technique: Tapestry art Materials: Woollen textiles, paint and flaxen threads. Culture/Home: Kohila in Estonia Inspiration:

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Art Exam Artists

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  1. Art Exam Artists

  2. EhalillHalliste: People/Family • Type of Artist: Textile artist • Technique: Tapestry art • Materials: Woollen textiles, paint and flaxen threads. • Culture/Home: Kohila in Estonia • Inspiration: • Emotion, expression, poetry, romantic Estononian landscape, Estonian women, environment. • Website: http://www.ehalillhalliste.com/

  3. EstibalizHernàndez/ Pintameldia: People/Family • Type of Artist: Textile artist, illustrator, amatour storyteller • Technique: Digital printing, mixed media such as ink and markers. • Materials: Printed on archival Canson Arches Velin Museum Rag paper. This paper is naturally age-resistant and has a unique fine-grained and smooth surface.This paper is Acid-free and Mould-Made (the finest and oldest paper making technique). • Culture/Home: Bilbao in Spain • Inspiration: • Pintameldia stands for paint my day. • Twenty years working in the music industry managing bands, founding an indie record label etc which can be seen in her simplistic logo drawing style. • Her passion for drawing as a child. • Her own children as a parent producing story like pictures. • Website: • http://www.theworkingproof.com/page?page_name=artist_detail.html&product_vendor_id=64 • http://blog.theworkingproof.com/2011/01/estibaliz-hernandez-de-miguel-i-bring.html • http://www.etsy.com/shop/pintameldia

  4. Laura McCafferty: People • Type of Artist: Textile artist, documentary illustrator • Technique: Photography, drawing, appliqué, screen printing and hand embroidery. • Materials: Mixed-media, textiles and paper. • Culture/Home: Born Northern Ireland, now living in Nottingham in England. • Inspiration: • Reporting about ordinary people, events and stories. • She photographs the subjects, interviews them, collects letters, texts emails, • Produces small studies on the subject using line drawing, fabric appliqué, screen-print and hand-stitch. • Website: • http://lauramccafferty.com/

  5. Anne Kyrö Quinn: Abstract Forms • Type of Artist: Textile designer, sculptural textiles • Technique: Cut, sewn and finished by hand • Materials: Luxury, textiles or felt. • Culture/Home: Britain's leading manufacturer of handcrafted interior textile. • Inspiration: • Organic forms (natural forms), simple forms and textures. • Anne Kyyrö Quinn’s sculptural approach has pioneered (started) a new genre of interior textiles based on three-dimensional structure rather than smooth surface ornamentation. • Function: • Hand crafted into cushions, throws, table runners, wall panels or blinds. • Used to design showrooms and retail outlets (shops interiors and window displays). • Website: • http://www.annekyyroquinn.com/

  6. Ptolemy Mann: Architecture • Type of Artist: Textile designer • Technique: Ikat a hand dyed technique and woven textiles • Materials: Mixed-media (often uses linen). • Inspiration: • Ptolemy Mann works with architects to produce textile panels for interior design which feel 3D like architectural forms. • She is inspired y line, shape and form and the geometric nature of architecture. • She is interested in colour theory and how it can alter shape and mood. • She offers architectural colour consultancy to advise others on colour application within an environment and the psychological wellbeing within healthcare environments. • Function: • Her designs are used in interior design and is commissioned for specific domestic, corporate and public spaces. • Clients include: London Transport, Christopher Farr, NHS, Hilton Hotel group, Cunard, KPMG, Savills, Derwent London, Building Better Health, Land Securities Swankye Hayden Connell Architects and Stanton Williams Architects. • Website: • http://www.ptolemymann.com/

  7. Ingrid Sixsmith: Architecture • Type of Artist: Textile designer • Technique: hand woven tapestries, tufted and carved hangings & rugs, digitally designed and printed silks • Materials: Mixed-media (often uses silk). • Inspiration: • Influenced by nature, landscapes, humanfigure doing ordinary activities. • Interested in the peaceful rhythm and hectic rhythm of city life • Gains ideas from photographs that she takes of her local environment. • Function: • She is commissioned to produce designs for interiors, mainly healthcare environments. • Website: • http://www.ingridsixsmith.com/dox/taps.html • http://www.hiddenart.com/designer-makers/textiles/ingrid-sixsmith/

  8. Clare Lanes: Architecture/ Memories • Type of Artist: Textile artist • Technique: drawing, painting and photography and then transferred to computer where they are layered and digitally manipulated. • Materials: Mixed-media (fabric and paper). • Inspiration: • Colour, pattern, space, place and function of a building inspires her. • Influenced by her previous career in Surveying and Architecture. • Architectural forms and the history of buildings fascinate her. • She is interested in how buildings seem permanent, when actually they are always changing through age and the buildings purpose in our forever changing modern world. • Website: • http://www.urban-fabric.co.uk/

  9. ZakeeShariff: Architecture/ World Around Us • Type of Artist: Textile and fashion designer, illustrator, interior and product designer. • Technique: drawings, prints, and paintings • Materials:  fabric, paper, canvas, clothing, wallpaper, album cover artwork • Inspiration: • Symbols of peace and love and the scenery from the world around her. • The aim of ZakeeShariff’s work is to send out a message of peace and love to encourage people to think more deeply about the world they live in. • Function: • Clothes line, which is popular world wide and has a cult following. • London-based, she set up her studio in 1993. • In 1996 she launched the ZakeeShariff ladies clothing collection. • In 2001 she began another line for a younger audience called Maggie. • Website: • http://www.zakeeshariff.com/profile/

  10. Bean Gilsdorf: Travel/Culture • Type of Artist: Textile artist • Technique: collage, installations and videos • Materials: Mixed-media (paper, fabric and found materials). • Inspiration: • Uses historical and cultural items to recreate everyday images of commercial items. • Recycles items and deconstructs them from their original form to create stereotyped commercial American objects or values. • Her images have a narrative quality, where a story seems to be paying out about the object. • She is inspired by the way we archive (record and keep) stories in our own history and how we can record ideas not just through the written word but through other means of collage, installation art and video. • Website: • http://www.beangilsdorf.com/

  11. Paddy Killer: Travel/Culture • Type of Artist: Textile artist and designer, installation artist • Technique: Hand and machine embroidery, painting, drawing • Materials: Silk, satin, cotton, velvet, Indian ink, plaster, wood, ceramics, and glass. • Inspiration: • In the 70s she was inspired by landscape, Pre-Raphealites; the 80s ranged from hothouses, gardens, ceramics, Renaissance painters; the 90s she was interested in the human figure, Renaissance painters; and the 00s she was still interested in the human figure and any artist who portrayed detail in their drawing. • Function: • Killer enjoys commissions as it encourages to explore new areas of art and culture. • She has designed fashion, interior and product designs. • Website: • http://www.paddykillerart.co.uk/ • http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/i/interview-paddy-killer-textile-artist-embroidery-designer/

  12. Deanne Fitzpatrick: Landscape • Type of Artist: Textile artist • Technique: Rug hooking • Materials: Wool • Inspiration: • Her 7 acres of land and old farm house. • She goes walking everyday to relax the body and mind. • The feeling of fresh air and the ever changing landscape. • Simple life away from urban culture (city life) and commercial material objects. • Traditional and calming technique of rug hooking. • Website: • http://www.hookingrugs.com/

  13. Carol Naylor: Landscape • Type of Artist: Textile artist • Technique: Machine embroidery • Materials: Painters canvas, rayon, cotton, woollen and metallic threads. • Inspiration: • Her work is about the exploration of surface of the fabric through her techniques like a person would when hiking across the land. • She is concerned with the way in which land is affected by changes, such as climate and farming. • Different methods cultures choose to farm and the way they shape the land interests her. • Experiencing the land through walking, maps and aerial photos inspire the layers and marks in her work. • Artist Raoul Dufy’s use of dark lines over block forms, artist Paul Klee’s use of colour and light, and the poetry of Robert Frost. • Function: • Naylor has done commissions for several Hospital Trusts in the form of wall hangings. • She makes large scale pieces as well as smaller, more intimate works. • She starts her work by producing drawings and designs before agreeing on a final image.Website: • http://www.carolnaylor.co.uk/ • http://www.axisweb.org/seCVFU.aspx?ARTISTID=6069

  14. Helen Melvin:Landscape/ Memories • Type of Artist: Textile artist • Technique: Felting and machine embroidery • Materials: Naturally dyed fleece and wool using madder and weld. • Inspiration: • The British landscape and coastline. • She enjoys the chaotic feeling of nature, the wild feeling of the wind and waves. • Many of the landscapes she portrays in her work are from memories in her childhood or places she has visited as an adult. • The ancient technique of felting and naturally hand dying her materials creates an organic feel. • The layers of felt and machine embroidery creates the feeling of different levels in the land. • Website: • http://www.fieryfelts.co.uk/index.php?option=static&page_id=895&pname=About%20me • http://www.helfagelf.co.uk/en/artists/helenmelvin

  15. Sian Fenwick: Memories • Type of Artist: Applied artist • Technique: collage, crochet for jewellery making • Materials: Mixed-media, collage (often found or collected items). • Inspiration: • All her work comes from collected keepsakes, items or drawings on her memories. • She is interested in how a single item can trigger a memory or a feeling. • She gets her inspiration from her own collected items or from gathering items from charity shops to discover someone elses forgotten past. • Her work is narrative (tells stories) of an individual or a moment of a persons life. • Function: • She produces pieces of work for display as art as well as for wearing in the form of jewellery. • Website: • http://www.sianfenwick.co.uk/index.html

  16. Els van Baarle: Words/ Text/ Typography / Memories • Type of Artist: Textile artist • Technique: Batik, hand dying, silk screen. • Materials: Mixed-media (resistant tough materials or paper). • Inspiration: • Her inspiration is based on antiquity and ancient times.  • She is fascinated by the colours and textures of structures ravaged by wind and weather. This links to her method of layering waxes and dyes. Paper and threads.  • The text from her work may come from rubbings of walls such as gravestones, hinting at the history, culture or memory of a time or person.Function: • She is commissioned to produce designs for interiors, mainly healthcare environments. • Website: • http://www.elsvanbaarle.com/ • http://wisconsinsda.blogspot.com/2011/03/fiber-artist-els-van-baarle.html

  17. Teesha Moore: Words/ Text/ Typography • Type of Artist: Textile artist and designer • Technique: collage, print, appliqué • Materials: Mixed-media (often uses textiles and paper). • Inspiration: • Not being allowed to watch tv as a child Moore played with materials and explored her creativity. • Moore loves to make journals and to hand-quilt weird things narrating (telling a story) with the objects and materials she gathers.  • She is not a great painter but loves experimenting with collage, pen and fabric. • She loves the act of making and creating. • For Moore Art is about play and is the act of playing with her materials and techniques as well as sharing this with other aspiring artists. • Function: • Her success started in designing stationery, cards and prints and she sold the business which was called The Country Herb. • Then she started Ornamentum, a rubber stamp company. • Finally she started Zettiology based on her husband’s doodles from his journals. • Website: • http://teeshamoore.com/myjournal/pages1.html

  18. Tilleke Schwarz: Words/ Text/ Typography • Type of Artist: Textile designer • Technique: Embroidery, graffiti • Materials: Mixed-media (linen, ). • Inspiration: • Her Jewish background with the sad history of the Jews together with her playful side makes work with a contrast between fun and sad. • She is inspired by Folk art and daily life. • She mixes modern techniques with traditional icons and images with a narrative (story telling) style. • The embroidery hints at the narrative part in her work to communicate to the audience. • The audience is allowed to try to understand the story or to create their own. • Her story like work links to how we memorise our own history through folk art and stories. • Website: • http://www.tillekeschwarz.com/

  19. Mary-Clare Buckle: Landscape, Words/ Text/ Typography • Type of Artist: Textile artist • Technique: Felting, embroidery • Materials: Fleece, silk, but also mohair wool, flax, viscose, cotton, nylon and metallic threads, or fabrics. • Inspiration: • Started her career in jewellery design but became frustrated, she felt that felting was much easier to use colour than jewellery design. • She either chooses to create thick pieces with great control or loose thin designs. • Her thin designs known as her floating felts, are often of landscapes, displayed away from the wall, with light projected behind as though it were the natural light on land. • She enjoys layering her designs and uses much gold which is inspired by the elaborate medieval enamel, caskets, tapestries and glass wear at the Victoria and Albert Museum. • She moved to Dorset in 1995 which is when she discovered felting and drew much of her ideas from the Dorset landscape. • She also gets her ideas from pop-culture and Brit Art, taking abstract words and phrases from song titles like the Weather Gil’s song title ‘Me’. • Website: • http://www.1-art-1.com/

  20. James Joyce: Words/ Text/ Typography • Type of Artist: Textile designer • Technique: Silkscreen print • Materials: Silk or paper • Inspiration: • Retro pop culture and 60s Pop Art. • He is inspired by form and bold colours found on plastic products. • He feels the bright clashing colours and everyday objects used as decoration adds humour and fun to the interior. • Using everyday objects in their pure form in bold colours makes them appear like a logo of a new modern style. • His work is popular with its strong hand-drawn lines, graphic shapes and references to popular culture and products e.g. shoes, music. • Function: • He is commissioned to produce designs for interiors, products and IT screen wallpapers. • He has most recently been commissioned by John Lewis to design items for their interior range. • Website: • http://www.jamesjoyce.co.uk/ • http://www.johnlewis.com/287447/Product.aspx

  21. Danielle Budd (Miss Budd): Everyday Objects (Food Products) • Type of Artist: Textile designer • Technique: Silk print • Materials: Silk, satin, leather • Inspiration: • Influenced by cosmopolitan London. • She is influenced by everyday objects such as an old cake tin, post card to a pack of cards. • The items she references in her designs often link to a memory. • 1950s movie star style textiles and fashion accessories that had images of peoples favourite consumer items repeated all over as a pattern. • Function: • She designs for fashion, interiors and products. She mostly designs shoes, bags and purses. • In London she has designed for Harrods, Harvey Nicholls, Fenwicks, House of Frasier and has her own store in London called Miss Budd. • Website: • http://www.missbudd.com/another.html • http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/craft-directory/makers/view/?guid=d599f3fa-5b13-45&maker_ref=607&page=18&from_page=/craft-directory/makers/list/&sortby=name&sortdir=asc/

  22. Poppy Treffry: Everyday Objects (Food Products) • Type of Artist: Textile designers • Technique: Appliqué, machine and hand embroidery • Materials: Mixed-media (range of fabrics). • Inspiration: • Poppy Treffery started as one person designing in 2004, now they are a small company of eight designers under the name. • They are based outside Newlyn, a busy, messy, industrious fishing village in the far west of Cornwall. • Textiles and fishing are popular trades in the town and the company are continuing the tradition on as a group. • The products are inspired by their beautiful surroundings and other towns trade, fishing. • Function: • The small company make fashion accessories, interior and product designs. • They most notably make; bags, purses, journals, pictures in frames, tea cosies. • Website: • http://www.poppytreffry.co.uk/

  23. Susan Taber: Everyday Objects (2D and 3D) • Type of Artist: Fibre artist • Technique: Collage and machine embroidery. • Materials: Mixed-media (recycled paper and fabric, often uses muslin). • Inspiration: • She is a Professor of Design (Fashion & Textiles) at the University of California Davis. • She recycles text and materials to create her designs of everyday objects linking to memories. • In recycling and cutting up the text it creates broken up fragmented ideas for the audience to re-read and create their own story from. • She will often choose a theme like shoes to narrate (tell a story) through and the audience then can make their own decisions on the meaning. • In using old materials, she hopes some of the older members of the audience will connect their ideas to a past memory whilst others can create and be part of a new story with the recycled materials giving them meaning and purpose again. • Website: • http://www.suta.com/ • http://www.suta.com/fragment/index.html

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