I create abstract pieces, ‘fragments’ saturated with colour and stitch to highlight the beauty found in the processes of ageing and decay. I’m interested in the relationship between the natural elements and the man-made, such as that resulting from erosion and human use. Working intuitively with print and stitch, marks, textures and colours are exaggerated, intensified to reveal the detail and complexity within the eroding surfaces and textures. Currently I work from my studio on the Black Isle in the Highlands of Scotland.
I studied at Manchester Metropolitan University where I gained a BA (Hons) in Embroidery and a Master’s Degree in Textiles. I was a college lecturer and have a post-graduate certificate in teaching (P.G.C.E).
I have exhibited nationally and internationally and have undertaken private commissions as well as been included in several books and magazines. I am also a member of the international textile group Quilt Art.
|Sue Hotchkis Textile Artist|