Niki Chandler: Drawing and Patchwork Quilting
Niki is an artist, designer and maker working primarily in the disciplines of textiles and printmaking. An established art quilter, her work is regularly juried into prestigious exhibitions and competitions here in the U.K. and Europe. Underpinning her textile art practice is an emphasis on discovery through drawing and mark making, experimenting with a variety of medium and technique to produce a strong visual aesthetic to inform her stitched work.
As a tutor she is passionate in passing this love of creativity on to her students encouraging them to join her in their own creative process, celebrating their unique individuality.
Follow her work at:- ANGLIA TEXTILE WORKS : angliatextileworks.weebly.com PRISM Textile Art: prismtextiles.co.uk INSTAGRAM : niki chandler @sablecollection
Gill Collinson: Textiles
With over ten years’ teaching experience with a variety of adult classes, Gill has a passion for all things textile and mixed media. Gill’s background is in graphic design and after many years working in the design industry she returned to her first love, textiles. Her own work has a strong basis in natural forms and reflects a truly mixed media approach – incorporating fabric, paper, felt, plastics, stitch, heat tools and anything else with creative potential!
Jill Fordham: Stained Glass
I have worked as a locally based stained glass artist for 25 years. My work includes taking commissions from private clients, exhibiting regularly and teaching, and I enjoy following my own inspiration as much as encouraging and inspiring other’s creativity. The glass techniques I work with are leading, copper foiling, fusing and slumping and glass painting. A source of inspiration for many of my designs is capturing fluid forms, and using glass to recreate the way these forms are affected by light and I also like geometric patterns!
Rebecca Ilett : Jewellery
Rebecca Ilett is a sculptor and Jeweller whose work references stories, characters and ideas from literature. Her work often uses traditional methods and materials, chosen for their ability to illustrate a theme or story. She often uses humour and ambiguity in her work as a device to challenge.
Rebecca has been teaching jewellery making and silversmithing in London and Cambridge for the past 13 years, having originally trained as a sculptor. She has exhibited her work internationally, and was shortlisted for the John Ruskin Prize 2017.
Find out more about Rebecca’s work here