In detail...

After a long career in art education Sara moved to The Forest of Dean where she now creates her own textiles.

 

Graduating from Manchester in Embroidery/Textiles Sara has returned to her first passion of stitching, both by hand and machine. Recent work was inspired by a visit to the Ice Age exhibition at the British Museum and the concept of drawing animals scratched into bone with accuracy of observation.  The ‘Stone Series’ develop the idea of carving into stone as a means of communication at a fundamental level. The animals are partly observed, partly mystical in nature but aim to achieve a character of their own.

Living in The Forest of Dean the impact of the local landscape has permeated a series based on gardens, birds and animals.  Colour is often complimentary and emotional to enhance the symbolism of the motifs.

 Education

1993                            

MA Art Education, London Institute

1989                             

Associateship, London Institute

1977                             

PGCE (Art) Birmingham Polytechnic

1976                             BA (hons) Embroidery/textiles, Manchester Polytechnic

 Public Collections

Bedfordshire Schools’ Art Loan Collection; Drumcroon, Wigan Schools’ Art Loan Collection; Gallery of  New South Wales Australia; Harborough Museum, Leicestershire 

 Exhibitions

2018    

Taurus Crafts Lydney; 

Soudley Museum Soudley Gloucestershire; 

farOpen Studios Alvington, Gloucestershire; 

The Secret Gallery Newent; 

Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth, Stroud

2017    

Knitting and Stitching Show Alexandra Palace London and Harrogate;

Cotswold Hare Trail Burford Garden Centre, 

Chipping Sodbury, Cheltenham Race Course; 

Brockweir Community Coffee Shop, Brockweir; 

Taurus Crafts Lydney; 

Soudley Museum Soudley Gloucestershire; 

farOpen Studios Alvington Gloucestershire; 

The Secret Gallery Newent;

2016    

Soudley Museum Soudley Gloucestershire

2015    

Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth, Gloucs; 

Soudley Museum, Forest of Dean; 

Burford Gallery, Gloucs; 

Longlevens Junior School, Gloucs

2014    

Soudley Museum, Forest of Dean;

Burford Gallery, Gloucs

2012/3    

Soudley Museum, Forest of Dean

2011    

The Curve, Churchdown

2010    

The Curve, Churchdown

1999    

Emerald Court, Bedford

1997    

The Commonwealth Institute London

1997    

Artbeat, Raleigh School, Bedford

1994    

Russell House, Ampthill, Bedford

1980s    

Medici Gallery, London; 

2010 - present
2010 - present

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