Sue StoneArtist, 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.
Qualifications and training
1975 - 1st class (hons) B A Textiles/Embroidery, Goldsmith's College, London
2016 - Do You Remember Me? - Knitting & Stitching Shows invited gallery artist London, Dublin & Harrogate
2016 - People • Place • Time, Howden Park Centre, Scotland
2013 - Stuff and Nonsense, Gate Gallery, 12, Brighowgate, Grimsby, N E Lincs
2010 - Life on the Coast, Fishing Heritage Centre and Touring, Grimsby N E Lincs
2009 - Life on the Coast, Campden Gallery, Chipping Campden
2009 - Woman with a Fish, Gate Gallery, 12, Brighowgate, Grimsby
2016 June/July - Intoxicating Textiles - Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, Mass, USA
2016 December - Fiber Art Exhibition, VM Art gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2015 Illustrative and Stitched Drawings - Customs House, South Shields, Tyne & Wear
2015 New Textiles Transformed - Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge , Massachusetts, USA
2015 Face The World, Sam Scorer Gallery, Lincoln, UK- Shifting Images, Muriel Barker Gallery, Grimsby,
2015 Festival of Quilts, NEC Birmingham, UK
2015 62 Group • NOW! - Upfront Gallery, Cumbria
2015 Designer Crafts at the Mall - Society of Designer Craftsmen
2014 - Ebb & Flow - 62 Group of textile Artists, Grimsby Minster & Fishing Heritage Centre 2014 - Contextile, Guimaeres, Portugal, Scythia 10, Kherson, Ukraine
2014 - Summer exhibition, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle
2014 Beside the Sea, Bilston Craft gallery, Wolverhampton
2014 - SBD Art Fair, Temple Newsam, Leeds
2013 - The Last Picture Show, Gate Gallery, Grimsby
Splash, Bang, Wallop, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield
Pinpoint 13, One Church St Gallery, Great Missenden, Bucks, UK
9th Minitextiles Trienniel, Museum of Gdynia, Poland
2013 - Designer Crafts, Mall Galleries, London
2013 - Grimsby Open Art Competition, Fishing Heritage Centre, Grimsby 2013
Kilter Kelter, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield
2013 - Small Talk (62 Group), Constance Howard Gallery, London SE14 6NW
2012 - 62@50, Farfield Mill, Sedburgh, Garsdale Road, Sedbergh, Cumbria, LA10 5LW 2012 - 62@50, Holden Gallery, Manchester M15 6BR
2012 - Gate Group at Richmond Station, Richmond Station Gallery, Richmond, North Yorkshire
2012 - Interventions, Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall, Manchester
2012 - Package Tour - 62 Group, Knitting & Stitching Show 2012, Alexandra Palace, RDS, Dublin, Harrogate Exhibition Centre
2011 - At a Tangent, Gallery Oldham, Oldham OL1 1AL
2011 - Rijswijk Textile Biennial, Ryjswijk Museum, Netherlands
2010 - Afghanistan Inspiration, various, EU tour
2010 - Bending more Lines - 62 Group, Collins Gallery, Glasgow
2010 - Bending more Lines -62 Group, Museum Rijswijk, Netherlands 2010 - The Dartboard for Witches, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales
2008 - Art of the Stitch - International Open Exhibition, Birmingham Art Gallery, Deutsches Textilmuseum, Krefeld, Germany, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, Hungary, Knitting & Stitching shows, London & Harrogate , UK and Touring Europe
2011 - 7 Strands, Gate Gallery and Grimsby Minster, Grimsby, N E Lincolnshire
2010 - Life on the Coast, Fishing Heritage Centre and Cleethorpes Discovery Centre, Grimsby and Cleethorpes
Artist talks 2015 - Yorks & Humber Regional Day EG, N E EG regional Day,
Louth Textile Group,
Windsor & Maidenhead EG,
2014 - From Conception to Conclusion, Bristol Quilters, Bristol,
2014 Womanwith a Fish, Scunthorpe EG branch, N Lincolnshire,
2014 Stuff and Nonsence - East Kent EG branch, Caterbury,Kent,
2014 - Inspiration for Stitch, Leeds EG Yorkshire branch
2013 - Stuff and Nonsense, Contemporary Quilt AGM, American Church, Tottenham Court Road, London
2011 - Woman with a Fish, Bishop Grossteste College, Lincoln
2011 - Woman with a Fish, Darby and Joan Hall, Cottingham
Weekend workshop for Stitch Retreats
Weekend Summer School for NE EG
Needle and Thread workshops, Lincoln
Louth Textile Group,
2014 - one day - A Cast of Characters - Hand and Machine Stitch workshop - Needle and Thread Workshops, Lincoln.
2014 - Weekend workshop, Unlocking the family album - Embroidery 15, Durham
2010 - Life on the Coast, Church Farm Museum, Skegness, Lincolnshire
2010 - Life on the Coast, Fishing Heritage Centre and School Outreach, Grimsby
Competitions, prizes and awards
2015 - Textile Society - Professional Development Bursary
2015 - Elected Fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen
2013 - Go exhibition joint 2nd prize winner, Abbey Walk Gallery/Fishing Heritage Centre, Grimsby
2011 - 7 Strands - Arts Council award, Grimsby Minster, Gate Gallery, Grimsby, N E Lincolnshire
2009 - Arts Council Award - Life on the Coast, Touring Exhibition, Chipping Campen, Glos, Grimsby (2venues) and Cleethorpes, N E Lincs
2016 - Contemporary Stitch 1 - a Textileartist.org ebook
2015 - Through Our Hands Portfolio Book, Homespun magazine, Australia, July, Through our Hands magazine May
2014 - Embroidery magazine - Ebb & Flow preview.
2013 - Fiber Arts Now magazine winter edition
2013 - From Sketch to Stitch • Stitch magazine no 83
2012 - Radical Thread, edited by Lesley Millar
2012 - Textiles: The Art of Mankind :Author Mary Schoeser : Published by Thames & Hudson
2010 - Machine Stitch Perspectives, Alice Kettle and Jane McKeating
Sue Stone’s work is featured in a new book from ‘Through Our Hands’
Solo Exhibition • This series of work combines the slow build of hand stitch, with the spontaneity of ...
I will be taking part in the SDC Xmas market with a selection of affordable artwork.
Preview Tuesday ...
Group exhibition of portraits
Group exhibition of self-portraits. I will be showing a self-portrait made up of 63 images.
Group exhibition with FOQ invited artists 'Through Our hands'
Talk at NE Regional Day Embroiderers Guild
Experiment with some of Sue Stone’s favourite hand stitch techniques to create texture and pattern that ...
|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|