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Allison Murphy

Artist, Maker, Lecturer / academic, Teacher

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. read full statement

Location Carlisle, North West
Activities Secondary education, Lecturing, Residencies, Workshops, Private commissions
Artforms / type of project Ceramics, Jewellery, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Textiles
Tags wire, space, silver, embroidery, organic, stitch, steel, silk, tradition, paper

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