Christine Walker

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Orange Surprise

Orange Surprise

A framed panel of Hollyhocks in vivid colour


Ceramic wall tiles

Introduction

Statement

I have been making mosaic since 2000 in my Brighton workshop and exhibited in Brighton and Shoreham as part of annual "Open House" festivals. I have undertaken 3 public commissions associated with children's designs at schools and a Fostering Centre, as well as a number of private commissions for framed panels. My degree in textile design has enabled me to explore mosaic as a creative medium and I enjoy working with colour and surface texture. I work mostly with ceramic wall tiles and mirror. I spent most of 2013 mosaicing a children's playground.

For the last 2 years I have been running workshops for the WI, the Mini Maker Faire in Brighton and for the Ascension Church in Withdean, Brighton.

For Brighton Fringe Festival 2016 in May  I am constructing sensory mosaics for the East Sussex Institute for the Blind and RNIB.

Biography

1970   BA Textiles at Aston University

1971  Art Teacher's Certificate at Brighton University

1983 Greetings Card Illustrator for Grapevine Graphics

2000 to present

BAMM Exhibitions, Brighton Festival, Adur Festival, The Grange at Rottingdean, The Hartington Pub, Brighton

The Fostering Centre, Brighton

Willesden Secondary School, Eastbourne

Fairlight Primary School, Brighton