Talented textile artist to hold exhibition at Ford Park

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The work of talented Cumbrian artist Susan Deakin will be the next exhibition to grace the walls of Ford Park’s Coach House from July 1.

Susan, who creates masterpieces combining embroidered text, digitally printed images and luxurious and unusual reclaimed fabrics, is looking forward to displaying her work at the Ulverston venue.

Speaking about her work, Susan said: “I am passionate about textiles that are beautifully made and carefully considered and aim to reflect these qualities in my own work, producing pieces you will want to live with and eventually pass onto future generations.

“As a child I suffered with selective mutism and deafness which left me in awe of those who are fluent in the spoken and written word, and it is words, drawn from poems, lyrics and stories which provide the starting point for most of my pieces – influencing colours, fabrics and composition and finally made explicit with embroidered text.”

Susan studied Printed Textiles [BA (hons) First Class] at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee and started her first business in Kendal in 1987 making printed textiles, t-shirts, scarves, bags and lengths of cloth.

The new exhibition will be on display from July 1, with artwork for sale.

For more information about Susan, please visit her website www.susandeakin.uk

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