Ceramic dogs by Claire Billinglsey
Claire Billingsley
Tryptich frame OPEN
Sara Jane Harper
Croquet Lawn in Snow_ mixed media
Kathryn Moore
A Break in the Blizzard by Sean Crawfod
Sean Crawford
Rose by Rose Norman
Rose Norman

Bobby Britnell

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Winter Dusk 3

Winter Dusk 2

Shropshire Hills in Winter 7

Shropshire Hills in Winter 5


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How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

My work embraces all kinds of contemporary textiles from print to stitch. I am currently experimenting with bark cloth from Southern Uganda.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

Practising my art is important to me and who I am. I find it essential to be able to express myself creatively.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I am a practising textiles artist and a free-lance teacher of art and textiles

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

I am a practising textiles artist and painter and work from my studio on the South Shropshire borders.
I also teach face to face classes in textiles, drawing and painting and run on-line classes. I bring in tutors from all over the country specialists in their own particular fields of art and textiles.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

Education and Qualifications
1972 - 1975 Teachers Certificate in Textiles and Design, Art and Fashion at Battersea College of Education
1982 -1984 City and Guilds Embroidery Part 1 at Mole Valley Adult Education Institute, Dorking, Surrey
1985 -1987 City and Guilds Embroidery Part 2 at Mole Valley Adult Education Institute, Dorking, Surrey
1992 - 1993 Certificate in Church Embroidery at Urchfont Manor, Wiltshire.
2001 City and Guilds in Textile Decorative Techniques at Westhope College, Craven Arms
2005 City and Guilds in Mixed Media at Westhope College, Craven Arms
1969 - 1970 Lord St John Roper, Theatrical Costumiers, London
1971 -1972 Sir Bernard Weatherill, Civil, Sporting, Military Tailors, Guildford, Surrey
1975 - 1987 Full time teacher, Bishop Reindorp C of E Secondary School, Guildford, Surrey
1987 - present Professional Textile Artist/Freelance Teacher/Lecturer Shropshire based, but working country wide
1995 - 2007 City and Guilds Tutor, Westhope College, Craven Arms
2008 - 2011 Tutor for BA(Hons), Julia Caprara School of Textile Arts (formerly Opus)

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

2021 Festival of Quilts with Textiles Study Group and promoted our self-published book 'insights'.
2023 Tweeddale Gallery, pebbles, Scotland and Ropewalk Gallery, Barton upon Humber, North Lincolnshire.

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