Phillippa Ensor

MA work

The human form is of constant fascination to me. My ideas originate from first-hand drawings and photography. Currently the male leg is my muse. Using digital printing hand and machine embroidery I have created a sculptural piece for installation. The obsessive stitching is my reaction to working directly under the influence of emotion. I take the traditional notion of embroidery as an old-fashioned craft and re-present it as a contemporary art medium.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Textiles, 2007

    Specialism

    Constructed Textiles

  • The human form is of constant fascination to me. My ideas originate from first-hand drawings and photography. Currently the male leg is my muse. Using digital printing hand and machine embroidery I have created a sculptural piece for installation. The obsessive stitching is my reaction to working directly under the influence of emotion. I take the traditional notion of embroidery as an old-fashioned craft and re-present it as a contemporary art medium.

  • Experience

  • Embroidery Designer for Fashion and Interiors, JJ Exporters, JJ Spectrum Silks, Calcutta/India, Aug-Oct 2006
  • Exhibitions

  • New Designers, Business Design Centre, London, 2005
  • Awards

  • Second Prize, Institute of Dyers Colour Award, 2006; Second Prize, Heal's: Best Commercial Product, 2006