Fibre Textile Artists Interviews

Conversation with Liz Powell, Australia

I’m an Australian artist working in Byron Shire, NSW. After graduating from the National Art School in 1978 I have been teaching and exhibiting regularly in galleries around Australia and overseas. I describe myself as a mixed media fibre artist as I use a broad…
Fibre Textile Artists Interviews

Conversation with Lisa Call, USA

My passion is creating abstract contemporary textile paintings. My award winning artwork, composed of my richly colored hand dyed fabric, is exhibited internationally and included in numerous private and public collections. My two newest ventures are teaching art workshops and creating MakeBigArt, a website devoted…
Fibre Textile Artists Interviews

Conversation with Jette Clover, Belgium

I was born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark, but have lived for many years in the US and the Netherlands and since 2005 in Belgium. I started out as a journalist working at a daily newspaper, but then I met my husband and moved to…

Conversation with Glenys Mann, Australia

I am the owner/coordinator of FIBRE ARTS AUSTRALIA… a live-in workshop event that is held twice a year in Australia. There are 18 tutors at each event, from all over the world, that share their knowledge with more than 200 fibre/textile artists at each event,…

Conversation with Meredith Woolnough, Australia

Meredith Woolnough is an Australian artist working in the coastal region of Newcastle NSW. Her practice engages with the natural environment utilising the skeletal frameworks of flora and fauna as the basis of her own embroidered specimens. Threads are densely stitched into freeform sculptures that…

Conversation with Pam de Groot, Australia

Pam de Groot is Australian and has lived in the Blue Mountains since 1991. She began her creative career as a potter but has now moved to the field of fibre art. Here she found a material with qualities that resembled the clay. “In working…

Conversation with Peta Lloyd, Australia

Peta Lloyd is a visual artist incorporating printmaking and collage into assemblages, artist books, box works and wall narratives. Peta completed a Diploma of Visual Art in 2007 majoring in printmaking. Peta describes herself as a Bricoleur, a ‘Jill of all trades’, recycling, remaking and…

Conversation with Nonie Sutcliffe

Did you always envision a life as an artist? I came to seriously think of myself as a maker about 1983 when I began studying Weaving at Melbourne College of Textiles. Embroidery and felt-making followed on, rounding my skills and broadening my view of textiles.…

Conversation with Kay Lancashire

CONVERSATION WITH THE MAKER(CWTM) Did you always envision a life as an artist? KAY LANCASHIRE(KL) When at school, I wanted to be an art teacher and- well- unfortunately my results meant that I ended up in an office job, but I always had that in…

Conversation with Eszter Bornemisza

Conversation with the Maker(CWTM) Did you always envision a life as an artist? Eszter Bornemisza (EB) No, absolutely not. I graduated in mathematics, made my Ph.d, and worked nearly twenty years in the field. CWTM What was your first experience with making art? EB I started making…

Conversation with Cas Holmes

CONVERSATION WITH THE MAKERS(CWTM) Did you always envision a life as an artist? CAS HOLMES(CH) I cannot remember a time when I did not want to draw, to make to create. My father even found me in the middle of a big bonfire pile he…

Conversation with Claire Benn

CONVERSATION WITH THE MAKERS(CWTM)Did you always envision a life as an artist? Claire Benn(CB) No, whilst I was encouraged to engage with art from a young age (my father painted), I was too keen to become (financially) independent and leave home, which being an artist…

Conversation with Annie Day

Google CONVERSATION WITH THE MAKER (CWTM)Did you always envision a life as an artist? ANNIE DAY(AD)Yes, I did and I have always worked towards it. I created jewellery for years while painting when I could. The last 20 years I have concentrated on printmaking. CWTM…
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