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Caroline Merrell

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Artwork for Caroline Merrell

New Life

Horse

Portrait

Recycled wedding dress

Nine

Contemporary Rug

Vessel within a vessel

Cutwork

Details

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

I'm a true believer in life long learning, especially in creative arts.  I love to pass on all the knowledge I have obtained through teaching and my own workshops and keep no secrets, there is not a better feeling than passing on your passion and enthusiasm to others and watching it grow inside them.  I am a tactile person and the pleasure I get from working with fibres, touching, seeing, smelling and even listening is like no other.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

When I came across the medium of wool fibres, it simply stopped me in my tracks.  I was rooted to the ground as my eyes looked in wonder at the beautiful individual art pieces that were made from almost raw fibres.  From this moment felt was in my heart and became a part of me.  It is the versatile and tactile nature of wool that made working in fibres love at first sight.  Felt making has given me opportunities that have nurtured me and helped me to grow from inside and given me confidence in my life, not only from a creative view but also in day to day living.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I see myself as a felt artist first and foremost, to take a journey in feltmaking  is to follow a path that is never ending.  I'm still discovering new things, getting excited and inspired by the most ordinary of things, creativity feeds my soul and I love to instill this in others by inspiring creativity through teaching.

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

Handmade felt, commissions and workshops for groups and individuals along with a good selection of felting supplies for sale

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

University of Warwick - July 2008     
CertEd - Certificate of Higher Education in                       
Post Compulsory Education and Training

New College, Bromsgrove - July 2006    
City and Guilds 7407 teaching

New College, Bromsgrove - July 2005/2004          

City and Guilds feltmaking levels 1, 2 and 3     

City and Guilds design for craft levels 1, 2 and 3

NOCN Textiles   

City and Guilds machine embroidery  level, 2 and 3

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS 

Specialist textile qualification in Feltmaking recognised by EU taken in Finland, I am the only person in the UK to have this

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Something Red - Filtti, Summer exhibition 2019, 01/07/2019 - 04/08/2019

Felt for Tomorrow - 20th anniversary exhibition of Filtti, 15/12/2018 - 5/5/2019 - Craft Museum of Finland, Jyvaskyla,

 

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Felt works and fibre supplies are available from my studio.  It is not manned everyday, please email or call if you would like to visit.  From June I will have a dedicated day a week that I will be open.

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