“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.“
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.
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4 May – 2 Nov 2014 UNRAVELLING UPPARK Stella is collaborating with Robert Cooper on a site responsive commission for Unravelled Arts and the National Trust at Uppark in Hampshire. www.unravelled.org.uk
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 see www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/art_design
From 16 Sept – 30 Nov 2013 Stella was ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE at GUILDHALL LIBRARY, London making work in response to their collections. www.cityoflondon.org.uk
Stella’s work is 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 travels 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.
21 June 2013. Stella made a collaborative installation CRAFTING THE GENOME LAB for the Medical Research Council Centenary Celebration Open Day at the University of Sussex.
20 July-30 Sept 2013. Nominated by Rosy Greenlees, director of the Crafts Council, Stella took part in GROWING, a group exhibition to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford.
In 2010 Stella was a selected maker for the first cohort of ‘Hothouse‘, the Crafts Council’s Development Programme for Emerging Makers.