Alison Corfield

Sea, Rocks, Sky – Alison Corfield

I am an embroiderer and mixed media textile artist working with free machine embroidery, using my sewing machine as a tool for drawing.

I work on a variety of different surfaces, using many layers of transparent fabrics to develop interesting fabrics. I also work with backgrounds of collaged fabrics and papers, often recycled, which I then paint and dye.

I work in sketchbooks, sampling, drawing and exploring ideas. I have recently been working with ideas based on rocks, stones and lichens, exploring their textures and colours.

I make embroidered pictures and smaller pieces including textile jewellery and covered notebooks. I also make vases/ vessels with fabrics and stitch, exploring transparency on a glass form.

My aim is to produce work that is interesting, intriguing and reminiscent of places, this may be semi-abstract and partly of my own feelings and responses to a place.

My influences are from the natural world, landscape and environment. The beauty and freedom of the wild open spaces I love to walk in. Location is a very important part of my work; the feeling of a place. Sometimes it may be very small details that I use in my work, sometimes a larger view.

Landscapes based on the edge of the sea, particularly rocky or pebbled shorelines:-

Click on any image to enlarge

Some examples of my covered notebooks and sketchbooks:-

Examples of vases and vessels:-

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *