Sharon Burden-Ting


I delight in experimenting with colours and I enjoy using many print processes on a wide range of materials. Colour is distinctive in all my work and I enjoy creating colour groupings, made of harmonised colour arrangements, alongside chaotic mixes. Privately a 'frustrated weaver', I endeavour to use print to create a more three-dimensional feel to the cloth. For instance, I'll use devore acid to burn away the surface of a cloth. I enjoy constantly re-evaluating printed effects, in order to produce work which has its own balances of light, tone, texture and shape.
Movement is also a theme and I enjoy working onto double layered fabrics. I base my designs from my drawings of fine textures, small repeated/random pixels and dots. I use this imagery for my silk-screens, which I use to create the larger, simpler, geometric forms.

Born 1968 London.

1990-1992 Royal College of Art, MA Degree Printed Textiles.
1987-1990 W.S.C.A.D ( U.C.C.A) BA Degree Printed Textiles.
1986-1987 Wimbledon School of Art Foundation Studies.

1993 Commendation prize for Colour- Pantone European Colour Awards.
1992 Worshipful Haberdashers Prize for Printed Fabrics.
1992 Crafts Council and P.Y.B.T Setting Up Awards.

Recent exhibitions
2005 'Do You Dream in Colour' Textile focus at the C.A.A Gallery
1998 Art Textiles
1997 Objects of Our Time
1994 Colour Into Cloth

2006 10 Multi-media, art-box installations, for the Royal Caribbean Cruise liner ship - 'Illusions'.
2004 Textile hangings for the Piaza Club, The Marco Polo restaurant, Macau.
2003  9 mt textile hangings for the, Stuart Hall, Education and Languages building - The Open University.
1998 Interior colour installation in glass for the Newhanven Downs House Hospital for the Elderly, Sussex.

Public Collections
Textiles collected by the Victoria and Albert Museum for the Textiles and Dress Collection and work collected by the Crafts Council




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