Monday, 3 March 2014

Alice Fox - Textile Artist, Printmaker & Geographer

I recently went to a talk by Alice Fox at the City of York Embroiderers' Guild.  Alice is an artist working primarily in textiles and print but initially trained in Geography.  Her work is about connecting with the landscape.  It was a really interesting session.

Alice Fox sketchbook extracts

Alice Fox sketchbook extracts

Alice was the Artist in Residence at Spurn Point in 2012 (see "Textures of Spurn") and much of her work involves mark making on both fabric and paper with found objects, especially exploring rust marks.  She also uses collagraph printing techniques and embossing, enhanced with the use of stitch. 

Alice Fox books showing mark making with found objects



Alice Fox book showing embossing with found items

Her work covers large exhibition pieces, smaller artists books, prints and hangings with & without the use of stitch.

Finished hanging (detail)- Alice Fox

Since the Spurn Residency, Alice has been developing her work on other projects such as "Gifts from the Pavement" involving textures, marks and shapes from the streets of Saltaire and with "Tide Marks" developing further her coastal based work.

You can find out more information about Alice and her work here:

http://www.alicefox.co.uk/

and you can vote for her for the Craft & Design Selected Makers Awards 2014 (until 31 March 2014) here:

http://www.craftmaker.co.uk/alicefox/ 

For more information about the City of York Embroiderers' Guild look here - they're a very friendly bunch with lots of interesting talks and workshops:

http://yorkembroidery.blogspot.co.uk/ 

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