About

Specialising in printed textiles, Sally creates bold, vibrant designs inspired by humans and nature.  She is interested in using textiles to communicate and tell stories in unexpected ways. Currently working with researchers from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Matrix Research, she explores the connections between art and science, creating distinctive responses to original images of scientific research.

She incorporates hand printed and digital processes into her work and a selection of her fabrics are one off pieces whilst others can be made to order.  In addition to the fabrics available on her online shop she also accepts commission based work.

Through her work as a creative practitioner and producer, Sally facilitates the exploration of multi disciplinary art forms to encourage self-expression; creative experimentation and process lead artistic collaboration.  She has worked as an educator and socially engaged practitioner for over 10 years across a diverse range of organisations and in a variety of settings including internationally recognised galleries and museums and she runs a programme of public workshops available to book via her website.

Sally is also a part of >thread{ } collective.  Working with code and human bio data, they produce digital imagery interpreted through print and surface pattern. They are interested in exploring participatory practice using generative art.

Her studio is based at Islington Mill Studios in Salford where she also co-founded screen print specialists One69A in 2009 and most recently, Salford Makers CiC.

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