Ali Stringell


Ali trained as a theatre designer, graduating from the Slade School of Fine Art and have spent many rewarding and exhilarating times as a set and costume designer for theatre, opera, ballet and television. 

As a designer/maker she has turned her interest in the magic of the theatre, into working with precious metals. This has continually formed the thread of her design ideas.

Ali is inspried by the simplicity of shape and reflective light, creating encapsulated raw brushed and unpolished 'vessel' forms. With fleeting references to nature, each piece is spontaneous; sympathetically composed; characterised with a sensibility towards the drawn line and explores the ethereal qualities of the material used. The marriage of silver and fragile elements, accents of paper, feathers and knitted silver/gold wire strands, transform into unique sculptural pieces.

 

Born  1965, East Sussex

Education  
1988-90  Postgraduate Theatre Design, SLade School of Fine Art, London
1985-88  BTEC HND Theatre Design, Croydon College of Art
1984-85  Foundation 3D Design, Ravensbourne College


Selected Exhibitions
2013  Handmade in Britain, Chelsea, London
2012  Contemporary Applied Arts, London
Lesley Craze Gallery, London
2010-12  'Artwave' Art/Craft Lewes East Sussex
Naked Eye Gallery, Brighton
2011  Flint (Fashion & Interiors) Lewes, East Sussex
Gallery 100, Brighton
'Faces, Figures, Feet', Hop Gallery, Lewes, East Sussex
2006  Affordable Art Fair, London, (represented by Frances Isles Gallery)
'Intimate Journeys Too', Thebes Gallery, Lewes, East Sussex
2005  'Intimate Journeys', Thebes Gallery, Lewes, East Sussex
2004  Francis Isles Gallery, Rochester, Kent

Publications
2012  'Latest 7' magazine for Brighton & Hove, Naked Eye Gallery

  

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