mixed media hedgerow

I’ve used ceramic and textile to create a version of a hedge that runs along a field close to my house. The central element is a ceramic slab upon which I created leaf shapes using hedgerow leaves and coloured slips.

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I wanted to depict the chain-link fence that is also in the hedgerow line, so I photographed the fence and transferred it onto fabric using acrylic paint.

I’m very pleased with the way this worked!

hard and soft textures

Here are a few sample pieces where I have stitched softer materials onto a stoneware base.

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This one has a padded circle of French knots, applied stumpwork-style.

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These two have padded crochet circles. The first one is fairly flat. When making the other I experimented with changing the shape of the crochet, by varying the height and density of stitches.

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