Size -12mm x 12mm
Greeting cards – prints taken from original felted art pieces
Alison Hunter is an artist from Sligo, Ireland. Alison’s work is inspired both by the Irish built and natural landscape. She is drawn to exploring everyday objects and instilling new life into them through the use of traditional and contemporary techniques. Found broken tableware is a source of inspiration for Alison as it acts as a reminder of the Irish vernacular heritage and past. By creating a new function for the plate as an art piece, old memories are preserved in the process while new memories take root in its new form.
“I create art works through the interpretation and re-imagining of patterns on found plates. Building on its original form and exaggerating elements, I combine contrasting textures of found plate pieces and soft wool fibres using traditional wet felting and contemporary needle felting techniques”
She also creates a series of original landscapes and seascapes, Irish wildlife insect collection and abstract pieces using Irish tweed and wool
Alison exhibits her work nationally. In 2016 her work was selected for the RDS Design and Craft Awards Exhibition, Dublin, Ireland. She holds a BA (Hons) Degree in Heritage Studies and a Diploma in Textiles and is a member of both the Design & Craft Council of Ireland and Made in Sligo.
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