‘Purely Cloth' : Amanda Clayton 2018

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‘Purely Cloth' : Amanda Clayton 2018

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‘Purely cloth’…….exploring the qualities of cloth and stitch in a neutral palette with particular emphasis on flat to form.  All issues to be rediscovered using traditional techniques as inspirations, starting points and beginnings………

Dates:  September 25-27, 2018  

Venue: Committed to Cloth Studio, Surrey

Course Fee: £400 +  supplies      Deposit £200

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See more of Amanda's inspirations, way of working, exhibitions and publications by visiting     

 www.amandajclayton.co.uk

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www.facebook.com/amandajclaytonstitch/

About Amanda

My creative practice is my life. It intertwines with my friends, family, home, garden, and travels...

For an artist practicing in any media the starting points are the same; looking, selecting and interpreting using the love and medium of drawing, which was instilled in me from a young age. The confidence that I had in the ability to be an individual was encouraged along the way.

Enlightenment came when I was 14. The most influential person in the development of my art philosophies and standards was my wonderful secondary school teacher Anwar Shemza. An artist in his own right, he made me understand how cloth and stitch was another justifiable media to follow through my ideas. My response to a borrowed small DMC embroidery book became so much more tangible as I became aware that I could formally study embroidery and put together my love of art and needlework.

There are many phrases that Anwar said along the way. ‘You are only as good as your next piece of work’ was one of them; as well as the fact that a piece of work takes more than the time you spend making it…. it also reflects a lifetime of experience.

 

I am still learning, challenging and I am never satisfied.

This drives me forward to my next piece.

Creativity is my life.

 

RECENTLY

Amanda has only just resumed freelance teaching again after lecturing on an art and design foundation course for 25 years. Prior to that in the eighties I worked freelance on degree, foundation and guilds....moderating for city and guilds....exhibiting/residencies

Made in the Middle - 30 years online exhibition has just been launched and she is part of this.

She has practiced and exhibited consistently over the last 35 years.

Amanda Clayton & Dr Jacqueline Collin have made a piece that is shortlisted in the FINE ART QUILT MASTERS called 'One in Two-Thousand' www.facebook.com/amandajclaytonstitch/

 

‘Purely cloth’…….

...exploring the qualities of cloth and stitch in a neutral palette with particular emphasis on flat to form

 

SPACE  

TENSION  WEIGHT  

MOVEMENT  

PIECING-PATCHING  

SUSPENSION  

TRANSLUCENCY

   JOINING   CONNECTIONS  

FRAGILITY STRENGTH REINFORCING

RIGHTSIDE - WRONGSIDE  

TOUCH  

SHAPING  CONSTRUCTION  

BIAS  

 EDGE FUNCTION

 

 

Amanda's workshops consist of some observational work from source and contemporary, historical and cultural references where appropriate.

  • All issues to be rediscovered using traditional techniques as inspirations, starting points and beginnings………
  • This course is very much about experimenting and taking risks. ’creativity is trying something that you do not think will work’
  • You may not go away with resolved pieces but you will have lots of ideas to develop back in your studio.  

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REQUIREMENTS  - to be confirmed soon

AVAILABLE FROM AMANDA  - to be confirmed soon

AVAILABLE FROM THE STUDIO- to be confirmed soon

 

HOUSEKEEPING

CLASS HOURS

Please arrive no later than 9.15am on the Tuesday for a 9.30am start.  Teaching hours will run from 9.30am to 4:30.  The studio opening hours will be from 8.30am to 5.00pm. If you arrive early bear in mind that the Class does not begin until 9:30 as we may still be setting up. 

On Thursday, the studio will close at prompt at 4:30.

STUDIO INFORMATION

Lunches, tea/coffee and nibbles and fruit will be provided.

See the Accommodation list, which comes with student feedback, if you need to stay locally.

Contact and Directions : www.committedtocloth.uk/say-hello

 Leslie Morgan lm@committedtocloth.com