"Driven by a desire to create dynamic contemporary artworks I weave striking, three-dimensional structures using construction techniques derived from basketry. My practice includes wall pieces for interior spaces, site responsive installations and wearable structures."
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|View my blog 'The Basketry Garden' for tips on basketry for the garden|
Contemporary Basketry Workshops
Stella runs occasional basketry workshops in various locations. No previous experience necessary. Learn exciting new skills and take away your own unique creations.
Along Natural Lines - exploring random weave
Saturday 3 Dec 2016 at Making Space, Havant, Hants PO9 5BN
FREE Basketry Taster Session
Tuesday 13 Dec 2016, 6-7pm
Places limited so contact the college and register early quoting code JTX003A
Stella is tutoring the Contemporary Basketry for Beginners and Improvers evening class on Tuesdays 6-9pm.
For details and enrolment for January and April 2017 see www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses
THE CATFORD ARTS TRAIL
24-25 Sept & 1-2 Oct 2016 (70 local artists in over 31 venues)
Stella is the co-author of 'Practical Basketry Techniques', commissioned by A&C Black and published in 2012.
Stella's work featured as a case study in 'BEAUTY IS THE FIRST TEST' - a travelling group exhibition curated by Liz Cooper 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, Platform Gallery, Clitheroe and The National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland. See the experimental film by Electric Egg below.
In 2010 Stella was a selected maker for the first cohort of 'Hothouse', the Crafts Council's Development Programme for Emerging Makers.