About E.A.S.T

East Anglian Stitch Textiles (E.A.S.T) was formed in 1995 in response to a demand for a self-supporting framework for textile artists in East Anglia, UK.


The membership of this group commenced with ten artists and now has fifteen.


Since it's inception E.A.S.T has had a close relationship with Braintree District Museum where it meets monthly and held the first E.A.S.T exhibition in 1997.The group continues to be mentored by Anthea Godfrey, Artistic Director of the Embroiderer's Guild.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016






Wet / Fired - The Eighth Biennale of Israeli Ceramics 

Last week I was able to attend this amazing exhibition. I could not believe that two years had passed since the last one. Yet again this collection of  artists provided a show that exemplified the wide range of ceramic art today. From huge crates and structures to tiny porcelain forms, the work was exciting and inspiring. It seems that the variations in this field are as vast as those within the area of our textile art.

What was noticeable this year was the inclusion of many video installation art pieces. One image showed a woman lying on her back having liquid clay poured into her mouth. Weird and mesmerizing!  The recordings all had a ceramic theme and added an interesting dimension to the show. I wonder if this might also become a feature of textile exhibitions of the future? 

I have included just a few of the images that caught my eye. 
For further inspiration take a look at the museum website, www.eretzmuseum.org.il

Melinda

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