“Driven by a desire to create dynamic contemporary aesthetics using the traditional techniques of basketry, I weave striking, handmade artworks for interior spaces, site responsive installations and wearable structures.”
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Contemporary Basketry Workshops
Make a Basket in a Day!
Stella runs occasional one day basketry workshops at her studio at Art Hub Studios, 5-9 Creekside, Deptford SE8 4SA. No previous experience necessary. Learn exciting new skills and take away your own unique creations. Click HERE for further information.
17 April – 31 May 2015, LEAVING HOME: A new setting for site-specific contemporary craft, curated by Unravelled Arts. Contemporary Applied Arts, Southwark St, London.
Wed 25 Feb 2015 – Sun 23 Aug 2015, ‘Knit’ exhibition at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery in Bradford. This exhibition explores materials, designs and technologies present in contemporary craft.
From 27 Oct 2014 Stella’s work features in the ‘LOVINGLY CRAFTED’ advertising campaign by 101london for Kettle chips. www.101london.co.uk/news/
CONTEMPORARY BASKETRY at MORLEY COLLEGE Stella is tutoring the Contemporary Basketry for Beginners and Improvers evening class on Tuesdays 6-9pm. For details and enrolment for April 2015 see www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/art_design
Stella’s work featured as a case study in ‘BEAUTY IS THE FIRST TEST‘ – a travelling group exhibition exploring how mathematical concepts underpin craft practices and artistic developments. The exhibition opened at the National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford and travelled to Bilston Craft Gallery, Wolverhampton, 7 Sept – 2 Nov 2013, Platform Gallery, Clitheroe 25 Jan – 19 April 2014 and The National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland 16 May – 9 July 2014. See the experimental film by Electric Egg below.
Stella is the co-author of ‘Practical Basketry Techniques‘, commissioned by A&C Black and published in 2012. Click for full details…
In 2010 Stella was a selected maker for the first cohort of ‘Hothouse‘, the Crafts Council’s Development Programme for Emerging Makers.