The Textiles department were delighted to welcome Alice Kettle to the studios. The students have been using Alice’s work for many years to look at drawing with stitch. Alice talked about her work, and the process that she goes through to make her pieces. We all listened to her thoughts on being intuitive, and not really knowing what a piece will look like when she creates it, the pieces are usually large and working on small pieces in the sewing machine, means that you cannot get a sense of it until its finished. Alice told us that she has to work very differently when she makes commissions as they have to be designed in advance. It was good for the students to hear that not worrying about the final piece, is an exciting way to work.
Thank you to the Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery for supporting this.