Susie Gillespie


From an early age I have been designing and weaving textiles. My interest in prehistoric textiles has led me to weave the way I do. I use antique linen yarn and nettle imported from the traditional spinners of the Himalayas. The organic nature of my work due perhaps to the surface qualities inherent in the weave and the irregularities of the yarn has been my continuous theme, which I believe is particularly suited to my subject.

Education
Foundation Certificate in Art, Bath Collage of Art
Conservators Course, Lincoln College
BA Hons Degree Structural Textiles, Leicester De Montfort University
MA with distinction in woven Art, Winchester School of Art

Awards
2010
  Selvedge textile award
1995  Theo Moorman weaving award

Exhibitions
2011
  Browngrotta Arts 2011 October/November
Brighton Art Fair 2011 September
The Contemporary Craft fair Bovey Tracey
2010  Birdwood House Gallery Totnes 2010 and 2011
The Contemporary Craft fair Bovey Tracey
Crafts in the Bay Cardiff
2009  Coombe Gallery Dartmouth
The Contemporary Craft fair Bovey Tracey
Origin
Devon Open Studio
Torre Abbey Torquay
The Crux fair
2008  The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, 2008 to present Dartington Cider Press Gallery
The Contemporary Craft fair Bovey Tracey

Press
Selvedge
Devon Life
Devon Today
Gardens Illustrated
World of Interiors
The Journal for weavers, spinners and dyers.

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