Joy Hall

BA(Hons) Art & Design

I work mainly in textiles, incorporating text, print, wax, metals and found objects into machine and hand embroidery, often ending up as a three- dimensional piece, sometimes making wearable art.

I draw my inspiration from a range of interests in Local History, Family History, artefacts and natural forms.

I enjoy the challenge of working in three dimensions. Texture and form are important to me. Often, working in three dimensions gives my work a quirky, humorous feel.

I was born and brought up in Sunderland. I worked 18 years for a textile designer based near Durham. I studied Art and Design at Sunderland University where I met my husband John.

I enjoy being a member of EDAN, meeting up with like minded artists, attending talks and taking part in exhibitions.

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