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Our Project Artists 6
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The Making recruits professional artists based on their skills and experience to help deliver many of its programmes and activities.

If you are interested in working with us or finding out more about any of our featured project artists please contact Simon Taylor or Jenny Bethell.



SueRiley

Sue Riley

Textiles

With a background in printed textiles and surface decoration, Hampshire-based artist, Sue Riley produces hanging mobiles, wall pieces and objects, recently engaging with recycled materials. She has worked within the fashion/domestic and stationery markets. Since 2005 her studio practice has focused on social issues linked with local community projects. Sue also develops work within arts and health, researching materials for mental health feasibility studies in Hospitals. Other ongoing work is based on writing educational design reference books.




Nick Sayers

Nick Sayers

Recycled materials

Nick Sayers is an artist and graphic designer who creates spherical sculptures, shelters and lighting from recycled materials. His work explores the beauty of mathematical geometry and the creative reuse of waste. For The Making's Festival Makers project, he worked with 60 Hampshire schoolchildren to create a 1.4 metre spherical lattice of their silhouettes, which were machine cut from recycled plastic. The piece was exhibited during World Party in The Park in Basingstoke, where Nick also ran a giant pantograph body-drawing workshop. The finished sculpture also serves as a rollable plaything at the school.
Click here to visit Nick's website




RuthSinger

Ruth Singer

Textiles

Ruth’s bespoke clothing, accessories and textiles are unique works of textile art. Her main inspiration comes from research into historical dress and textiles and experimentation with decoration techniques. She is committed to environmentally-aware practices and uses old and recycled materials where possible. Ruth also researches and teaches textile and fashion history and has run courses on practical techniques at the V&A, Crafts Council and at schools, colleges and universities in London and the South East.
Click here to visit Ruth's website



DarcyTurnerStixx

Darcy Turner

Paper

Darcy is a London based artist who designs and builds a wide range of constructions from giant windmills to waterwheels using ‘Stixx’ his revolutionary 3D newspaper construction system. Darcy has produced work for exhibitions, TV and film companies and as private commissions. A furniture-maker by training, he also uses wire and a “metal bashing” (embossing) technique to create interesting and exciting constructions that are ideal for classroom projects.
Click here to visit Darcy's website



AlisonWilloughbyTextiles

Alison Willoughby

Textiles

Alison Willoughby is best known for making one-off, elaborately patterned skirts. They are as much works of art as pieces of clothing, but she is reluctant to be described as either a fashion designer or a fine artist, preferring to call herself a textile designer. 'It's annoying being put in a strict category,' she says. 'But I trained as a textile designer and my material is fabric and for me, fabric is where the excitement lies.'
Click here to visit Alison's website



SlipCastCeramics

Tessa Wolfe-Murray

Ceramics

Tessa studied Fine Art at Ravensbourne College of Art followed by a postgraduate course in Ceramics at Goldsmiths College. She currently shares a studio in Hove, combining her Ceramics business with part-time teaching in Adult Education. Tessa has exhibited work for sale in shops, craft and fine art galleries in the UK and made contacts in Europe through participating in Ceramic Fairs in Holland and Belgium. Her current range of work includes vases, candlesticks, clocks, ceramic jewellery, buttons, Christmas decorations and one-off smoke fired pieces.
Click here to visit Tessa's website


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