Julia Griffith-Jones


My work is concerned with the translation of linear drawings from a variety of sources into a wire and metal form. I work with mild steel wire, using different gauges which I weld and paint. My recent work, a collection of wire garments is touring the U.K. in an exhibition entitled ‘Stories in the Making’. Each garment is inspired by either a poem or my favourite piece of writing but which also has a reference to textiles either in its surface structure, or pattern.
From October 2006 I will be researching new work using the national collections at The National Wool Museum .The research will be documented on the National Museum of Wales website and will culminate in a major body of work which will be seen at the National Wool Museum and elsewhere.

Born 1954, Bangor

1978 MA Printed Textiles  R.C.A
1976 BA Printed Textiles Winchester School of Art

2008  Arts Council of Wales Production Grant
2003  Creative Wales Award – Arts Council of Wales
1996  Arts Council of Wales Award for research in Slovakia.
1982  British Council Scholarship for research in Hungary.

Recent Exhibitions
2005  Stories in the Making- organised by Ruthin Craft Centre and touring exhibition
2000  Unwinding the Thread – Bankfield Museum, Halifax
1999  Focus showcase – Contemporary Applied Arts
           Embroideries in the Air – Povazske Museum, Slovakia

           Embroideries in the Air – Slovak National Museum
1998  Unwinding the Thread – Ruthin Craft Centre
1997  Unwinding the Thread – Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
1987  Folk Art of three lands revisited – tour
1981  Czech Chic – South Hill Park Arts Centre
1980  Five Months – Spectro Gallery,Newcastle- upon -Tyne

2009  Commissioned to design ceramic and textile
            Products for The National Museum of Wales

2008  Commissioned to create a Textile Trail for
            The National Wool Museum

2004   NHS Grampian, for Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, (Awarded Saltire Art in Architecture prize)
2000 National Eisteddfod – prize for Welsh Business Person of the year.

Public Collections
  Bankfield Museum, Halifax
1999  Povazske Museum, Slovakia
1978  Victoria and Albert Museum

Fiber Arts, Textiles inspired by tradition
2006  Crafts, issue March/April, review of exhibition.
2006  Textile Plus, review in Dutch Textile magazine
2006  Embroidery, Metal Guru interview
2003  View on Colour, issue 23, Visible skills of daily living
2002  Crafts, issue March/April, Domestic Science
1998  Embroidery, Unwinding the Thread





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