Research Point – Textile artists who have used light or translucent materials

Caroline Broadhead

Almost like a Halo, I love the way the light travels through this.   

These dresses are almost ghost like / A memory

Having trained as a Jeweler, Caroline Broadbent works as a tutor, tecxtile artist & designer. her ‘work is mainly driven by ideas but making and materials are an integral part of the process. You can’t make thinks without considering the craft of it.’

She describes her work as offering an experience ‘My interst is in the body or its absence, its senses and its movements. Light and shadow have been important in my work and recently reflections play an important roll.’,-caroline

Shelly Goldsmith

In 2013 working at the UCA Rochester in the Fashion Textiles Print Dept.

Her work is held in many public collections including the V&A, the Crafts Council and the Witworth Museum.

Dew Point, Shelly Goldsmith, 2000

Fragmented Baptism, Shelly Goldsmith, 2003

Norma Starszakowna

I like the way the panels allow light through but are not too transparent.

Awarded a scottish Arts Council Award for research into new processes in 1977 she has always been recognised for her innovative methods. Norma has done a lot of public comissions including a permanent installation at the Scottish Parliament Building in Edinburgh. Current processes include digital printing, hand painting and embossing

I have added this research material to the back of my file.


About Julie Hooker

Having recently returned to my roots in Surrey, I am currently studying a BA Hons degree with the OCA. My work is often inspired by the local countryside in the beautiful Surrey Hills area and the wild rugged nature of the North Cornish coast. Steam engines and abandoned industrial history are also recent themes. A free machine embroiderer and felt maker; I like to explore the use of natural, found materials to create my art, whether that be as raw materials to stitch or weave with or as a material with which to produce dye or print with. Previously, I completed City and Guilds parts 1 & 2 Creative Embroidery at the East Berkshire College in Windsor in 2007. I was also awarded first place in the wearable art section of the National Quilt Championships 2008 and 2009 held annually at Sandown Park.
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