Black Sheep curator Laura Mabbutt, says:
“I hope this exhibition will give this unique and versatile medium the accolades it deserves as well as those working within the medium, and will highlight the many contemporary applications of this ancient material beyond its stereotypical ‘fuzzy felt’ reputation.
Whilst in essence the act of turning raw fleece into a sheet of felt is a process simple enough for a child to learn, this exhibition presents exciting and sometimes surprising processes used by contemporary masters of the craft in producing innovative and inspiring and skilfully brilliant work. The exhibition includes a strong body of three-dimensional work, moving away from the idea of textiles as a sheet material and highlighting the seamless construction that is achievable with felt.”
I will be showing some of my holy bowls in Sleaford and, time permitting, a small installation piece for the touring part of the exhibiton. The other (international) felt artists are Barbara Keal, Elodie Antoine, Horst Couture, Maria Friese, Marjolein Dallinga, Stephanie Metz.