For London Design Festival at Contemporary Applied Arts I will be launching a book, all about my project The Value of Making. To celebrate this CAA will be exhibiting a selection of my still life portraits together with work made by the seven makers in the book. Ane Christensen Metalworker, Maiko Dawson Shoemaker, Sebastian Cox Furniture maker, Michael Ruh Glass-blower, Helen Beard Potter, Eleanor Pritchard Weaver and Sarah Pulvetaft Jeweller.
Working from sticks or cuttings in pots and jam jars create a delicate textile collage using layering and hand stitch. With an emphasis on really looking at the subject, studying shape, colour, shadows and refraction and using drawing and photography to experiment with composition, build an appliqué. Use long and short stitches to bring your work to life with texture and colour.
Over 200 artists will be throwing open their doors to you during the two weekends of the Dulwich Festival more info here from 11am - 6pm.
All venues will be open on 12-13 May 2018 and many will also be open on 19-20 May 2018.
Mint celebrates the arrival of summer with its annual May exhibition. This year’s show ‘Rock Paper Salt Air’ will present work from over 50 international designers, both new and established, carefully selected for their imaginative approach, challenging traditional techniques and craftsmanship. Each piece will demonstrate the evolution of materials and products within a machine-driven industry. The exhibition will introduce four main elements which have a connection to innovative materials and new creative approaches.
Don’t miss the chance to see these wonderful pieces.
2 North Terrace, Alexander Square, London SW3 2BA
Over 200 artists will be throwing open their doors to you during the two weekends of the Dulwich Festival more info here from 11am - 6pm. Emily will also be hosting Textile Artists Beatrice Mayfieldand Jo Le Gleud
We will be open on 12-13 May 2018 and also on 19-20 May 2018.
PLEASE NOTE I WON'T PERSONALLY BE HOME ON THE 12TH AS I'M TEACHING
Emily Jo Gibbs is delighted to be making a new body of work for Collect Open 2018.
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, Emily is making a series of seven portraits of contemporary makers through the tools they use, to reflect how proud she is to be a member of this creative community.
This new body of work has been 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.
“ I’m interested to learn which tools different makers really value and to represent with stitch the different materials and the wear and repair and modification. I’m stitching all kinds of tools from Maiko Dawson’s tiny Japanese scissors to Sebastian Cox’s CNC machine: I am interested in the variety.” EJG
The starting point for this work began whilst working on a collaborative project with Bridget Bailey in 2016, exploring the idea of portraits and looking at depicting the person through their workspace and tools.
Learn how to create delicate textile pictures using silk organza and hand stitch interpreting a portrait or still life subject. Play with colour combining layers of organza and use different hand embroidery stitches, including running stitch, stab-stitch, couching and french knots to bring your work to life with texture and colour.
More info and booking here: https://www.westdean.org.uk
1 Marylebone Rd, London NW1 4AQ
THE VENUE – One Marylebone is a stunning former church designed by Sir John Soane. With sweeping staircases, incredible chandeliers and light and spacious characterful rooms, it’s the perfect backdrop for showcasing high end craft and design.