Mary Gray MSDC

Stitched & Constructed Textiles

About Mary
Mary is a stitched textile and mixed media artist. She explores the distorted imagery that is created by moving water or is reflected on shiny surfaces. She uses stitch, print, wire and photography in her work.
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Mary is fascinated by the dancing reflections on the surface of moving water, ever changing, fragmented imagery that distorts reality.

Whether the movement comes from the flow of a river, the rhythm of the sea or the wake of a swimmer in a pool, the surface becomes multifaceted and fractured.

The camera, in close up, captures a moment and there is a sense of ‘other worldliness’ about the resulting images.

Mary’s work concerns the depiction of these strange fractured reflections and transient moments of energy in cloth and stitch.

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Diploma of Higher Education in Stitched Textiles, East Berkshire College, Distinction

Publications - Kim, Thittichai, Reclaimed Textiles, 2014, Batsford

Selected Exhibitions


2018 The Maker’s art, North Surrey Group of Society of Designer Craftsmen The Lightbox Art Fund Gallery, Surrey:

2017 The Makers’ Art , N S Group of Society of Designer Craftsmen, Cranleigh Arts Centre, Surrey:

2016 The Maker’s Art, SDC North Surrey Group, Guildford House, Guildford:

2015 The Maker’s Art,. SDC North Surrey Group, Robert Phillips Gallery, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey

2015 Designer Crafts at the Mall - The “Twenty Five” Exhibit


2018 Transient, Hoxton Arches Gallery, London

2017 Another View, The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Gallery, Birmingham, and Hoxton Arches, London

2016 Fracture, Hoxton Arches Gallery, London.

2015 Lines of Communication, Prism, Hoxton Arches, London

Wey Valley Workshop

2018 The Responsive Stitch, Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking

2016 Threads of Meaning, Guildford House, Guildford, Surrey

2014 Structure, Surface, Stitch-Bracknell

2012 Collections – Connections – Haslemere Museum

2008 Stitches in Time – Guildford House Gallery

2006 Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking

2004 Stitched Textiles at The Royal Horticultural Society Gardens, Wisley

2003 Mixed Media and Stitched Textiles at Osterley

2001 From the Wey to the Zambezi – Guildford House Gallery

1999 14 years on – Guildford House Gallery

1998 Watts Gallery, Compton


2017,2015,2013, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2001, 1999, 1997

2012 Mottisfont National Trust Open Art Exhibition

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