Sharon Walsh manipulates surface pattern and texture onto a variety of natural fabrics to create her bespoke textile art pieces. Each piece is individually designed and elaborately hand crafted using innovative embroidery techniques onto layered fabrics which give her textiles an exquisitely decorative and 3 dimensional woven effect.
Date of Birth: 18th December 1971
Awards: 2004 - The New Designer of the Year Award, runner-up.
2006 - Rossana Orlandi Gallery,Milan
2005 - Designers Guild, London
2005 - Finerefine, Tokyo
2004 - Designers Guild, London
2004 - Tann Rokka, London.
2001- 2004 Chelsea College of Art & Design, London.
1999-2001 Camberwell College of Art & Design,London.
2006 - Chelsea Stars, Royal Society of Arts, London.
2006 - Deconstruct:Reconstruct, Bilston Craft Gallery.
2005 - Neozone, Milan Fashion Week.
2005 - ICFF, New York.
2005 - Art & Interiors, Prague.
2004 - Ambiente, Frankfurt.
2004 - Tendence Lifestyle, Frankfurt
Travel: Nationally, Yes Internationally, Yes
2006 - Ontmoeting Met Het Verleden. ELLE WOHNEN, June, issue 111.
2006 - Marketplace - Nostalgia. TRADITIONAL HOME, May, issue 111.
2005 - Front cover & In Loving Memory of Sharon Walsh. EMBROIDERY MAGAZINE, March/April, issue 56.
2004 - Ago e Filo. ELLE DECOR ITALIA, December, issue 12.
I am inspired by ornate objects and designs from decorative, Victorian cornicing, antique china tea-sets to vintage table cloths. I use these as inspiration to create surface patterns onto my fabrics or directly to create an art piece from a pair of vintage curtains. My aim is to reincarnate second hand frames and fabrics into timeless, sophisticated art pieces.
An initial meeting will be arranged to decide the colours, fabrics, designs and size of the commission. This will be achieved through a portfolio of sample designs. Once the commission details have been finalized the client will be given a price and a lead time. On agreement of the price the client will be sent an invoice for 50% of the total cost. One more meeting will be arranged halfway through to monitor the projects progress.
Each commission is individually priced depending on the colours, fabrics and design used to create the piece as well as the size of the commission. An additional cost is charged for a personalized service recreating a client's favourite fabric e.g. grandmother's tablecloth into a timeless art piece.
Price on commission
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