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Please note NO bookings will be taken until AFTER the 12th of November 2015.

Judith Chestnutt

Judith Chestnutt is a textile artist and paper maker. She is a member of
TAGS - Textile Art Group Suffolk

Suffolk Open Studios

The recycling ethic is very much part of her philosophy. Judith uses both natural fibres (nettles, reeds, straw, cotton etc.) or recycled junk mail pulps to portray, in largely abstract form, the Suffolk sea and landscapes.

Her methods have been documented and illustrated in ‘Artists Colour Manual’ by Simon Jennings, published by Collins ( 2003).
'The work is many layered, the origins of her pulps evident in the textured surfaces, where, when looked at closely, printed fonts of the original junk mail or office waste can often still be seen.'

'Also embedded in the surfaces, along with, at times, extra fibres and found materials, are shadows of selected, printed texts, relevant to the individual pieces of work.'

The long fibres of natural materials have an intrinsic beauty. Cotton fibres are chosen to make the papers of the swirling seas in the 'Wave" series.
'In the 'Washing line 'Series, timeless children's clothing seemingly blows in the wind.
Details such as pockets and buttons, seams and fastenings gradually emerge, as the 'cast, office waste pulps and selected texts' dry, forming finished, thought provoking images.'



Suffolk Open Studios exhibition at Blackthorpe Barn


Mixed Exhibitions include:
Abel Arts, Raveningham: Blackthorpe Barn, Bury : The Botanical Gardens, Birmingham: Butley Barn Gallery, Butley: The Stark Gallery , Canterbury: The Boatyard Gallery, Felixstowe : The Reunion Gallery, Felixstowe : The Cafe Gallery Halesworth : The Halesworth Gallery, Halesworth : The Wolsey Gallery, Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich: The Artists Gallery, Ipswich: Belstead House, Ipswich : The Commonwealth Institute, London: Snape Maltings. Snape.: Buckenham House, Southwold: Craftco, Southwold :