Stitchgasm – Phoebe Corker-Marin


In the light of the end of year university shows coming up very soon, we wanted to feature a few artists who are already heading the new world of textiles….

I introduce you to…..Phoebe Corker-Marin, MA student at The Royal College of Art, specialising in textiles…..

Ok, at first look they are just dolls right?  Yet there is a deeper meaning to each one.  Often they are inspired by real people.  For example the top image shows a doll inspired by a Paralympic athlete.

These are not forms to give as play things to your kids…..take a look at the rest of her work here.

As a freelance artist, designer, lecturer and tutor (how do I narrow down that description?!) I have been contracted by numerous arts organizations to provide Talks, Workshops’ and Masterclasses’ in Textiles, Print Making and Fine Art subjects.  These include branches of the Embroiderers’ Guild, Textile Study Groups and The Women’s Institute.  Every year I teach at The Knitting and Stitching shows and exhibit with the Artist in Action stand. I had my first solo exhibition in March 2016 and have been part of numerous group exhibitions.  Currently I am columnist for textile art publication “Be Creative with Workbox”; having also written articles or had work illustrated in Stitch, Inspired, Embroidery, Selvedge, Daphne’s Diary, Prima (online), Cloth Paper Scissors and the Batsford book ‘Be Creative with Textile Art.'

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