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Christine Benson

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Telephone: 
07989764523
How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

Producing emotive abstract images, specialising in using hand dyed silk & natural fibres. Layers of these fragile materials create surfaces further enhanced with sensitive stitch often so intensely worked, that the stitch becomes an integral part of the whole fabric. My use of these tenuous materials gives them a strength that is both symbolic and complete.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

My work comes from within, it is my visual response to a sense of place and the natural world, and integrates my love of music, history and poetry.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

Textile Artist/Maker and Tutor

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

Work from my own studio. Continues as an independent tutor.
In 2016 set up a new course 'In Conversation' with Christine Benson, this became The Calamanco Textile Group aimed at the textile artist who has a passion for developing their own work and style under Christine's mentorship.

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

City & Guilds Embroidery & Design. PGCE teaching mature students. Devised courses, workshops, Masterclasses using her experience, knowledge and methods to inspire students. Throughout Christine continued to develop and refine her own unique style and techniques.

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Great Whitley Art Exhibition. Worcestershire Guild of Designer Craftsmen. Weavers Gallery Ledbury. The Fold Brandsford. Minerva Arts Centre Llanidloes

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

direct contact with the artist.

Venues Confirmed: 
Yes
Venues Description: 
Weavers Gallery, Church Lane, Ledbury. Herefordshire. HR8 1DW

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