Jo Owen2021-05-01T16:19:05+01:00

Jo Owen

As an artist and tutor I develop my Fine Art textile work alongside weekly tutoring for dressmaking and pattern cutting for fashion.

Drawing the human figure has always preoccupied me, the studies are initially worked into with a variety of mediums. These don’t always work, but ideas emerge subconsciously as I think on paper and fabric searching for mediums that connect with me and are also suited to the work.

The fascinating textural qualities produced by manipulating, layering, and stitching cloth are endlessly explored.

Painting with thread and cloth.

I hand dye transparent fabrics and group them in all their various hues around me as I work, this palette of colour is layered together giving depth to the image. Repeatedly stitching over these layers disrupts the surface creating a 3D effect not achievable by paint and traditional graphic mediums alone.

Parts of the work are meticulous in detail, other areas are more spontaneous and fluid, the contrast is vital to the work, I aim to distil and simplify the image.

Studio visits

Please contact me to arrange your Covid safe studio visit during May.

About my studio

Studio in a Victorian yard. I’ll demonstrate techniques used in my work and explain what my weekly classes involve.

  • Visitors to the studio will be able to buy my work
  • I’m happy to undertake commissions – please ask!
  • Workshops and tuition are available

Contact me

t: 0114 2 303 030
m: 07876 288 172

Studio location

Stitched up and Fleeced studio
49 Nethergreen Road
S11 7EH

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