Artist Statement

I came to textiles via the City & Guilds Certificate and Diploma courses, after many years of part-time study in drawing, life-drawing and painting.

In my work I often use appliqué and patchwork techniques, together with detailed embroidery. I like to mix fabrics and threads, including silk, linen, cotton and wool. I am very interested in how colour is perceived and in the juxtaposition of colours. I often use natural dyes such as madder, indigo and logwood to colour my materials.

I develop my work through sketchbooks and observation. My recent work has been inspired by the paintings of Paul Klee and the paintings and textiles works of other Bauhaus artists.

Email catherine.gowthorpe@nullgooglemail.com
Web www.catherinegowthorpe.com
Instagram @catherine.gowthorpe