Susie Gillespie

Alice Fox Land Marks – Recording ‘Place’

Textile Art Techniques with Alice Fox 


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Land Marks – Recording ‘Place’

Course date July 2nd, 3rd and 4th 2019 – 5 places

I was drawn to Alice Fox’s work because of the creative and experimental way she engages with the landscape and the natural world to create her artworks.

Living and working in South Devon I share Alice’s love of coastal landscapes, beaches and river estuaries and the wonderful treasures washed up on them.

That is why I have asked Alice to put on a three day course   Land Marks – Recording ‘Place’ at my studio here in South Devon. 

alice 4There are many different ways that we can record what we see around us, as we travel to special places or go about our daily lives. Whether we are exploring dramatic wild landscapes or walking the streets around our homes we are ‘experiencing landscape’. The detail that surrounds us can be fascinating, if we just allow ourselves to take it in. 

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This course aims to open our eyes to what is around us, finding the potential in the ordinary.

With a focus on objects and marks collected on short walks from the studio we will explore various different techniques, making use of what we find.



alice 3During the course you will explore a range of different methods to record experience of landscape, engaging with the detail of what you find around you. Undertaking a series of short walks from the studio (whatever the weather!), each with a different focus on recording and collecting, you will build up a series of marks, observations and found objects.

Through a range of techniques including rust printing, mono-printing, relief and contact printing along with experimental stitch you will explore different ways to respond to your ‘collections’ and use them as a basis for artists books and textile samples, forming a personal record of your experience.

alice 2While you are in South Devon you may want to take the opportunity to explore the beaches and river estuaries for unusual “finds”  and bring them along to the studio and incorporate them into your “special” art piece.

The course is £295 for three days and includes lunch, refreshments and basic materials.

If you would like to stay with us during the course we have Barn-House accommodation in the orchard next to my studio. To find out more please visit the Accommodation tab above.

Please use the contact tab above to enquire about course and accommodation availability.


2019 course dates calendar

March 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th – Flax processing, linen spinning and creative weaving course – 2 places

March 23rd, 24th – 2 Day Weaving course – full

April 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th – Tim Johnson ‘Finding Fibres – Containing Space’ – 1 places

May 4th-5th – 2 day weaving course full

May 18th to 22nd – Field to Fabric Residential 5 day Creative Textile Course – 2 places

June 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th – Flax processing, linen spinning and creative weaving course – 3 places

July 2nd to 4th – Alice Fox Land Marks Course – 5 places

September 2nd to 6th – Field to Fabric Residential 5 day Creative Textile Course – 5 place

Please use the contact tab above to enquire about course and accommodation availability if I don’t get back to you within a day or two please try again as sometimes the enquiries do not reach me. Thanks Susie.

I also have gift vouchers available if you would like to give a course as a present.