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 member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen. She studied Fashion at St Martins School of Art and Embroidery at Goldsmiths College. Living between the angst of fine art and the therapy of making her work challenges both identity and preconception whilst at first glance appearing homely and domestic. She enjoys the 'out of place', the unexpected, the bizarre and is an avid photographer who makes a constant visual record as an 'aide-memoire'. Starting life on a computer screen her work often combines images from different places and eras. The result is usually visually figurative, but abstract in perception, and often displays a surreal sense of humour. Sue Stone's complex content always has a connection to her own life or environment and is given precedence over technique which she keeps simple and straightforward. 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. Her current series of work explores displacement. Using old family photographs cut into to a modern day environs it enquires into, and questions, both personally and socially, the sense of belonging/not belonging whilst alluding to the passing of time and the transience of life. read full statement

Location Grimsby, East
Activities Lecturing, Residencies, Workshops, Private commissions, Curating
Artforms 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

  • craft&design Selected Maker Silver Award 2014: Textiles & Needlecrafts

    Silver award in the Textiles & Needlecrafts category. Competition run by crafts&design magazine

  • Biscuit Factory Summer Exhibition

    06/06/2014 – 06/09/2014
    The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

    Approximately 10 of my works will be exhibited at the Biscuit Factory.

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  • Contextile 2014

    26/07/2014 – 11/10/2014

    International exhibition 55 works by 51 artists from 20 countries

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  • Scythia 10

    18/06/2014 – 28/06/2014
    Kherson, Ukraine

    International Exhibition. "Scythia 10" international biennial exhibition on contemporary textile art.

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  • Beside the Sea

    12/04/2014 – 14/04/2014
    Bilston Craft gallery

    Beside the Sea is full of craft inspired by British beaches, life on the coast and seaside holidays. - See more at:

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