New Members 2018

by Oct 28, 2018Members, News

Chair Welcomes Five New Members

Sue Stone, current chair of the 62 Group welcomes five new members: Gavin Fry (UK), Anna Gravelle (UK), James Hunting (UK) Gladys Paulus (UK) and Ealish Wilson (USA) bringing the total number of exhibiting members and honorary exhibiting members to sixty-four.

Gavin Fry is a hand embroiderer and a collagist who makes artworks and keeps visual diaries in order to help him understand his place in the world. He says, “Both the world and I constantly change; I document how I feel about this.”

“I use a process known as active documentation when I create work; this means that all my investigations are recorded as part of a body of research material that is diaristic in format and emphasis.” More…

Anna Gravelle established her Bristol studio in 2013. Working within craft and digital processes. She creates luxurious wall art alongside a range of interior furnishing fabrics and accessories that combine print and surface embellishment.

Texture is at the heart of her design process, with the aim of creating a beguiling and unexpected tactile experience within domestic interiors and public settings. More...

James Hunting  studied textiles at Goldsmiths College, graduating in 1986, he became a freelance embroiderer and surface designer working with clients in Fashion. James moved to France in 1999, changing the emphasis of his working practice away from commercial ventures and towards more personal and educative goals.

He returned to Brighton in 2004 to complete a PGCE in PCET and has since taught in Further and Higher Education  on Fashion and Textile Courses. More…

Gladys Paulus is a UK-based artist, working predominantly in the medium of hand-made felt textiles.

The starting point of much of my work is informed by the primal nature of my raw materials, and the alchemy of the felt making process itself. Wool fibres, water and soap are combined to transform into a fabric which can be shrunk into tactile forms through a long and physical process, the wool memorising the form as it dries. More…

Ealish Wilson’s  work is a multi-layered process using a variety of substrates and techniques. She designs all the fabrics used in her work. Through continual manipulation she prints, draws, photographs and stitches, repeating this process to create multiple iterations and layers to her designs.

Much of her process investigates pattern and its transformation through surface manipulation. More…