New Members 2021

Sep 23, 2021 | Members, News

Chair Welcomes Three New Members

Debbie Lyddon, current chair of the 62 Group welcomes three new members: Claire Barber (UK), Christina Hesford (UK) and Marie-José Gustave (Canada), bringing the total number of exhibiting members and honorary exhibiting members to sixty-five.

Claire Barber is an artist and senior lecturer at the University of Huddersfield undertaking practice-based research in the Department of Fashion and Textiles.

The investigation of cultural traditions and vocabularies for textiles is a fundamental component of her creative practice with an interest in the interconnection between place and the way people are connected to their surrounding environment.  More…

Marie-José Gustave is an artist of French Caribbean heritage (Guadeloupe), she has been creating works with paper for about fifteen years. A self-taught artist, her work is based on experimenting with materials and combining different craft techniques, amongst which are basket making, knitting and crocheting.  More…

Christina Hesford is an artist-maker based in the North East of England, who uses textile processes, such as weaving and knotting, to make art objects, wall-based artworks and site-specific installations. My current work challenges notions of perfection by using imperfection to create beautiful works, often using knots to symbolise this.  More...

Claire Barber

Christina Hesford

Marie-José Gustave