From Nottingham Lace to Paper Lace – An artist's talk by Sally Baldwin Saturday 25th July, 11am
Dates and times of exhibition
Saturday 25th July, 11am
An artist’s talk by Sally Baldwin about her work in the current exhibition at CIC, ‘Coast and Countryside’, outlining her journey from designer of silk lingerie to textile and collage artist.
An illustrated talk of approximately 30 minutes about Sally’s work in ‘Coast and Countryside’, looking at where she gets her inspiration, how she progresses her ideas, and how her previous work as a lingerie designer and manufacturer, and in particular her love of lace, has influenced the development of her art work.
About Your Tutor
In the early eighties Sally completed a Diploma in Clothing Technology at Manchester Polytechnic, and went on to set up a business designing and producing pure silk and cotton lingerie and nightwear which she sold all over the UK to shops including Libertys, as well as exporting to Japan and Switzerland.
When her children started school Sally decided she needed a change so returned to college, completing an Art Foundation, and then a Degree in Textiles and Surface Pattern at Somerset College of Arts and Technology. Sally went on to teach there, and later at Exeter College, as well as developing and exhibiting her own textile art work.
Sally is inspired by the landscapes of Devon and the South West, by the big open horizons which change all the time depending on season, weather, time of day, and also by the plants and flowers of our hedgerows, footpaths and gardens.
Sally walks a lot and work in this exhibition has been inspired by her walks around Mid Devon, the coastal footpath around Porthcurno in Cornwall, and the Corfu Trail.