Stephanie Wooster MSDC
Stitched & Constructed Textiles
Stephanie explores the tactile properties of things. Based in a textile approach she has included, knit, crochet, sublimation and screen print, eco dying, hand and digital embroidery, beading, laser cutting, sand-blasting, gunpowder drawings and moving image. Working with a range of traditional processes that employ the hand is important, using these low and high-tech processes to concentrate on the haptic dimension of the man-made world around us. The comforting and binding nature of the hand-made fixes her work to a person, time and place. Occasionally pictorial mostly portraying a feeling, emotion and texture.
Selected Exhibitions and Shows
2019 Crossing Boundaries, Centrespace, Bristol
2019 iD-artists, ACE arts, Somerton
2019 reformation, Bishops Palace, Wells
2019 iD-artists new work @ Heritage Courtyard Gallery, Wells
2018 transformations, Bristol Guild
2017 Underpinning, 44AD, Bath
2017 Stephanie Wooster, West Country Quilt and Textile Show, Bristol
2017 iD-artists, Old Town Quarry, Weston super Mare
2016 New Worke, Newark Park National Trust, Gloucestershire
2015 Hatch Archive Project, RWA, Bristol.
2015 inside out, Nature in Art.
2015 ...and thereby hangs a tale, Centrespace, Bristol
2014 things with wings Heartspace Studios, Bristol
2014 In Passing Ashton Court Mansion, Bristol
2013 Horizons Sidcot Arts Centre, North Somerset
2011 Origin: The Contemporary Craft Fair Old Spitalfields Market, London.
2011 Mending at the Museum Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery
Conference and Seminar papers
2019 Make and Think Futurescan4 The Association of Fashion and Textile Courses Bolton University
2013 experiential design: a personal experience, VCRG symposium, Bristol
2013 Why do we still knit? Making futures conference. Plymouth
iD artists (interdisciplinary exhibiting group, chair)
Brunel Broderers (exhibiting contemporary textile group)
Make and Think research group
Hatch research group
The Visual Culture Research Group
2011 MA Design by Project (Distinction) ‘The haptics of textiles’.
University of the West of England, Bristol
1989 BA (Hons) Textile Design specialising in knit
Winchester School of Art