Silversoles – Felted Textiles

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Emma Jackson of Silversoles will be taking part in this years Made in Kings Heath Open Studio Art Trail having recently graduated from a Masters in Textiles and Surface Design at Birmingham City University.

IMG_3265Emma’s work reflects her interest in haptic perception – our instinct to touch and the importance of touch to our human experience.  Driven by a desire to create texture and engage the senses, she takes an experimental approach to the ancient craft of felt making, exploring material combinations and processes, to celebrate tactility. Investigating the relationship between actual and perceived textures, translucency and opacity, Emma creates functional felted textile objects with Abstract Mech. Eng. Table Lamp
surfaces that invite physical interaction with the materials and challenge the perception of felt.

Emma will be exhibiting at her home garden studio at Silversoles Studio, 129 Hazelhurst Road, Kings Heath alongside Jewellers Rita Patel and Miranda Sharpe, Product designer Monobrow and Ceramic artist Melanie Keevil.   We hope you can join us, on this leg of the MiKH Open Studio Art Trail, for festive nibbles and a glass of mulled wine whilst meeting the artists and viewing the work on show. Doors open at 11am – 5pm on Saturday 30th November and 11am – 4pm on Sunday 1st December.

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