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.

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
Website http://www.womanwithafish.com

News & Events

  • One Day Workshop

    15/11/2014
    Needle and Thread Workshops

    A HAND AND MACHINE STITCH WORKSHOP Bookings are being taken now

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  • Ebb & Flow exhibition

    09/09/2014 – 02/11/2014
    Fishing Heritage Centre, DN31 1UZ & Grimsby Minster DN31 1EP

    Ebb & Flow is The 62 Group of Textile Artists 2014 exhibition and is accompanied by an extensive education programme . Runs concurrently at 2 venues in Grimsby, N E Lincolnshire.

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

    Silver award in the Textiles & Needlecrafts category. Competition run by crafts&design magazine http://www.craftanddesign.net/awards/selected/

  • Biscuit Factory Summer Exhibition

    06/06/2014 – 31/08/2014
    The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

    Approximately 24 of my works will be exhibited at the Biscuit Factory.

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  • Contextile 2014

    26/07/2014 – 11/10/2014
    Guimaraes,Portugal

    International exhibition 55 works by 51 artists from 20 countries

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