Gill Burbidge School of Fibrecraft: Gill has taught nationally accredited courses in Fibrecraft since 2005, The Fine and Applied Art of Feltmaking. The Role of Art in Expansion of Identity. For further information on Courses, Saturday workshops lectures and demonstrations.
Please contact Gillianburbidge2@gmail.com 07816251133
"The transformative power of art and craft drives individual fulfilment, enriches society, advances enterprise, inspires audiences, and champions new makers." (Crafts Council)
Established to amplify innovation, instil critical evaluation and reflection, The School of Fibre Art develops unique sophisticated craft ideas, and offers opportunities to curate, exhibit, sell work, and /or train to teach.
Academic year course
Contemporary, Advanced Level portfolio-based course designed to extend students skills in fibres, expand creative and intellectual identity and abilities. Short courses Structured for novice, emerging or advanced level crafter.
Gill Burbidge. BA (Hons), Dip FineArt, PGCE, Accredited Lecturer, Program Manager, formerly University of Plymouth, Cornwall College, Award winning artist and tutor.
The School of Fibre Art and Associates, offers a wide range of courses and workshops. Programmes designed and tailored to individual learners requirements, from novice to masterclass.
All tutors hold Nationally accredited Advanced Level Fibrecraft qualifications, are certificated lecturers and current practitioners.
Learners develop skills, and confidence, through tutorials, peer review, in addition to educational visits, engaging with breeders, processors, craft industry professionals, national and local show organisers.
Gill Burbidge was Craft Advisor to Creative and Cultural Skills (CCS) and contributor at Crafts Council Manifesto Launch, Palace of Westminster, Her Postgraduate Dissertation "Role of Art in Expansion of Identity" informs her teaching philosophy and practice.
A background in painting, Gill specializes in nuno feltmaking,in particular heritage wrap.
University of Loughborough - Art and Design
University of Leicester - Advanced DipTheology
University of Leicester - BA (Hons) 2:1 Humanities
University of Plymouth PGCE
University of Plymouth DipFine Art
International Felt Makers Association
Devon Artist Network *DAN)
Double Elephant Print Workshop, Exeter
Cank Street Gallery,Leicester
Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton
Craft4crafters, Westpoint Exeter, 13 to 15 February, stand 76
Devon County Show, 18 to 20 May, Craft Marquee,
Visit our exhibition of student and alumni Level 3 Fibre Art portfolios. From the sumptuous and exotic, to primary "home spun" and masterclass.
Classes/workshops in drawing and mixed media painting techniques February starting 2020.
The portfolio-based 30 week (150 hr) academic year course, October 2020 to June 2021, covers a range of Fibre crafting techniques theory and practice. Skills covered include fibre identification;fibre to fabric; fabric-fibre manipulation; carding; painting and dyeing; eco printing; cyanotype, silk "paper". Feltmaking: 3D hats, bags, vessels; interiors; wall art; nuno felted wearables. Understanding: materials, tools,techniques, equipment.
Further techniques in free motion embroidery, organic dyeing and and needle felting sessions are offered as enrichment for nominal fee. The specialist tutors are both nationally accredited craft and teacher qualified.
The course is suitable for novice and experienced. Students expand their artistic identity, realise concepts through practice-based research, analysis, peer review, group and one to one tutorials.
There are opportunities to curate, showcase and sell work at annual crafting events across the South West, in addition to building skills and confidence to demonstrate and/or teach in public and private.
Venue: Newton Poppleford Village Hall, Monday, 1000 to 1530,
Course fees: £900.00 to include essential materials.
Lead tutor: Gill Burbidge BA (Hons) PGCE, Fine Art Dip