Category Archives: Artists

SIT select Interview: Rebeca Dick Taxidermist

How long have you been creating work using taxidermy?

I started creating my work in 2014 when I was studying Decorative Arts at Nottingham Trent University.

Your specimens are all ethically sourced. All of your pieces have such character and perfectly portray the animals used. Can you say something about your passion for animals and why you want to create such unique pieces?

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Michael & MacGregor

Neil MacGregor & Valerie Michael from SIT select filmed by Katie Watson

In this latest film on Makers and Making commissioned by SITselect for the Select Festival 2017,  Valerie Michael and Neil MacGregor talk about their work.

MacGregor & Michael create beautiful and lovingly crafted leather goods from their studio in Tetbury, Gloucestershire. Meet Val and Neil in their Tetbury studio (studio 33) in May 2017 during the Select Trail where you can buy and commission their work.

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Cleo Mussi Interview

Cleo Mussi  filmed here for  SIT select  2017.

Cleo Mussi creates inspiring and extraordinary work using discarded china. In this artist interview, filmed by Katie Watson, Cleo talks about her interests in environmental issues and new work involving weeds.

Meet Cleo at Frogmarsh Mill during the Select Trail where you can buy and commission her work. The Trail is open May 6/7 & 13/14 2017 – find out more on the SIT select website sitselect.org/sitselecttrail.html

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Jilly Edwards – Tapestry Artist

Jilly Edwards from SIT select – Filmed by Katie Watson.

Jilly Edwards, a Patron & Ambassador for SIT select, is a contemporary tapestry weaver. She always travels with sketchbooks, journals and reading books so she can record moments and memories, recording these responses in quick gestural marks, whether of colour, shapes, textures or words. So when she returns to the studio she has an ‘aide memoire’ to help embellish her ideas.  SIT select filmed Jilly in her new home and studio in Bristol.

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An Afternoon with Charlotte Hodes

I spent Tuesday afternoon in east London talking to Charlotte Hodes, an artist whose practice takes the form of painting, collage, ceramics and glass. (www.charlottehodes.com) I was there to see her latest body of work, a set of 37 intricate papercuts and a series of limited edition ceramic plates, all made in response to Owen Jones seminal 1856 treatise on decoration ‘The Grammar of Ornament.’

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