Photo: Sue Stone in Grimsby, East

Sue Stone

Artist, Maker, Writer

Sue Stone is current chair and exhibiting member of the 62 Group of Textile Artists and Fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen. She studied Fashion at St Martins School of Art and Embroidery at Goldsmiths College.

Sue makes work about what she knows and how it has affected her, her own relationships, her life experience and her environment. Her recent work is mainly figurative, it’s personal, but not sentimental, and sometimes tackles serious issues. She uses images from the family album as a device to tell her tales. These images from the past connect with those from the present to create a partial narrative. Built in layers, the mixed media compositions contrast the slow building of an image in hand stitch with the spontaneity of free machine stitch and paint.

 Her fervent use of hand and machine stitch as a means of mark making and all its facets : line, colour, texture, tone is underpinned by a great belief in drawing - as a thought process, as a means of solving problems, and as a means of expression in its own right.

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Location Grimsby, East
Activities Lecturing, Residencies, Workshops, Private commissions, Curating
Artforms / type of project Project, Illustration, Installation, Mixed Media, Textiles
Tags textiles, mixed media, recycled, 62 group, embroidery, hand stitch, machine stitch, sue stone, textile artist, acrylic painting

News & Events

  • Society of Designer Craftsmen Xmas Market

    15/12/2015 – 20/12/2015
    Mall Galleries, London

    I will be taking part in the SDC Xmas market with a selection of affordable artwork. Preview Tuesday 15th Dec 6pm to 9pm no ticket required Open daily from 10am Open til 7pm 17th &18th Dec

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  • Through Our Hands Portfolio (New Book)

    Sue Stone’s work is featured in a new book from ‘Through Our Hands’

  • Face the World

    12/10/2015 – 25/10/2015
    Sam Scorer Gallery, Lincoln

    Group exhibition of portraits

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  • Shifting Images

    08/09/2015 – 07/02/2016
    Fishing Heritage Centre, Grimsby

    Group exhibition of self-portraits. I will be showing a self-portrait made up of 63 images.

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  • Festival of Quilts

    06/08/2015 – 09/08/2015
    NEC Birmingham

    Group exhibition with FOQ invited artists 'Through Our hands'

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  • Talk - Woman with a Fish 2015

    Emmanuel College, Gateshead

    Talk at NE Regional Day Embroiderers Guild

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