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The Value of Making

This new body of work was created to celebrate the skill, dexterity and the creative problem solving of people who make things, recognising the value of clever hands in an increasingly digital and cerebral age. Concerned about the position of making in the hierarchy of skills we value as a society and how this is exacerbated by the decline of making in schools, I have made a series of portraits of contemporary makers to reflect how proud I am to be a member of this creative community.

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    Portrait of a Potter 2018  23cm x 23cm  Hand stitched silk organza appliqué on linen

Portrait of a Potter 2018

23cm x 23cm

Hand stitched silk organza appliqué on linen

 
   
  
   
  
    
  
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    Portrait of a Metal worker 2017  63cm x 49cm  Hand stitched silk organza appliqué on linen

Portrait of a Metal worker 2017

63cm x 49cm

Hand stitched silk organza appliqué on linen

   
  
   
  
    
  
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    Portrait of a Furniture maker 2018  65cm x 59cm  Hand stitched silk organza appliqué on linen

Portrait of a Furniture maker 2018

65cm x 59cm

Hand stitched silk organza appliqué on linen

   
  
   
  
    
  
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    Portrait of Shoemaker 2017  45cm x 46cm  Hand stitched silk organza appliqué on linen

Portrait of Shoemaker 2017

45cm x 46cm

Hand stitched silk organza appliqué on linen

 
   
  
   
  
    
  
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    Portrait of a Weaver 2018  23cm x 33cm  Hand stitched silk organza appliqué on linen

Portrait of a Weaver 2018

23cm x 33cm

Hand stitched silk organza appliqué on linen

 
   
  
   
  
    
  
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    Portrait of a Jeweller 2018  18cm x 18cm  Hand stitched silk organza appliqué on linen

Portrait of a Jeweller 2018

18cm x 18cm

Hand stitched silk organza appliqué on linen

 
   
  
   
  
    
  
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    Portrait of a Glass-blower 2017  33cm x 42cm  Hand stitched silk organza appliqué on linen

Portrait of a Glass-blower 2017

33cm x 42cm

Hand stitched silk organza appliqué on linen

 

The Value of Making is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Many thanks to the makers: Helen Beard, Ane Christensen, Sebastian Cox, Maiko Dawson, Eleanor Pritchard, Sarah Pulvetaft and Michael Ruh.

Photo credit: Lol Johnson

Collect 22-25 February 2018
Saatchi Gallery
Duke of York's HQ
King's Road
London SW3

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