|“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. Click HERE for further information.
2 Aug – 21 Sept 2014 TRUE NATURE solo show, Wallner Gallery, Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham www.lakesidearts.org.uk
4 May – 2 Nov 2014 UNRAVELLING UPPARK Stella has collaborated with Robert Cooper on a site responsive commission for Unravelled Arts and the National Trust at Uppark in West Sussex. www.unravelled.org.uk
MAKING MORE 2014 Stella is lead artist on an ACE funded collaborative project with Making Space in Hampshire www.makingspace.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 for September 2014 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 was 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. 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.
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.