Marks from the Land
Explore the potential of found and gathered materials from the land surrounding the studio, using these in a range of techniques for making marks on paper and cloth to record a personal experience of landscape.
Each day will include short walks in the grounds or beyond, recording our experience of the landscape as we go, and gathering materials for use in the studio.
Working with paper, cloth, found materials and hand stitch, each day will have a different focus as we build up personal records of our experience of place.
Techniques covered will include mark making, mono-printing, botanical contact printing, natural dyes and ink-making. Each technique will be introduced with time available to explore further and develop individual personal projects, working towards more resolved pieces by the end of the course.
Alice’s process-led practice is based on personal engagement with landscape and has sustainability at its heart. Her background in physical geography and nature conservation underpins her artistic practice.
Alice works from her home, studio and allotment in West Yorkshire. Alice uses her allotment plot as a focus for her practice and a source of materials. It provides a space where Alice can experiment, exploring the potential of what grows there, planted and wild, as well as other materials found on the plot.
Alongside the use of materials for 3D making, Alice gathers plant material to make inks, dyes and stains.
Alice exhibits and teaches internationally and is a member of the Textile Study Group. Her book 'Natural Processes in Textile Art' (2015) is published by Batsford and she has a series of self-published titles.