Approved: 16.08.2006

Allison Murphy

Artist, Maker, Lecturer / academic, Teacher

Approved: 16.08.2006

Using both ceramics and textiles I make large installation pieces, 2D relief work as well as a range of jewellery, these pieces vary in scale, technique and process.
By recycling fabrics and examining everyday objects I create organic looking pieces that contain remnants of the man made. Showing the age of the materials and by combining them with porcelain and silks I alter the way they are perceived.

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  • Location: Carlisle, North West
  • Activities: Secondary education, Lecturing, Residencies, Workshops, Private commissions
  • Categories: Ceramics, Jewellery, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Textiles
  • Tags: wire, space, silver, embroidery, organic, stitch, steel, silk, tradition, paper
 

Biography

Using both ceramics and textiles I make large installation pieces, 2D relief work as well as a range of jewellery, these pieces vary in scale, technique and process. By recycling fabrics and examining everyday objects I create organic looking pieces that contain remnants of the man made. Showing the age of the materials and by combining them with porcelain and silks I alter the way they are perceived. My work shows a massive collection of techniques including embroidery, shibori, scorching, stitching, braiding, dyeing, applique, construction, casting, throwing and hand building. This range allows me to add a variety of layers when combining steel, fabric and clay as well as offering instant variety in scale, texture and shape. My work explores process, tradition and influences.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2013 - Masters in Teaching and Learning, Cumbria University, Cumbria 2013 - Masters in Teaching and Learning, Cumbria University, STC 2009 - Graduate Teacher Training, GTP, Northumbria Uni, STC 2007 - MA Contemporary Applied Arts, Cumbria Institute of The Arts, Carlisle 2006 - PGCE post 16 course, Carlisle College, Carlisle 2004 - 1st Hon Contemporary Applied Arts, Cumbria Institute of the Arts, Carlisle Competitions, prizes and awards 2012 - 2011 Young artist of the Year 3rd Prize, Premio Valcellina Award, Maniago, Italy