Alice Fox

Alice Fox works from her studio in Saltaire, West Yorkshire. She studied Contemporary Surface Design & Textiles at Bradford School of Arts & Media and has a MA in Creative Practice from Leeds Arts University. She is a member of the Textile Study Group.

Sustainability is at the heart of Fox’s practice. The desire to take an ethical approach has driven a shift within her work from using conventional art and textile materials into exploring found objects, gathered materials and natural processes.

“A hollow container that might have function, but also can contain, enclose and protect other items, has a universal appeal. Even an empty vessel holds space and frames it, suggesting potential. The vessels shown here are made from a variety of gathered, grown and re-purposed materials.”

All of Alice Fox’s work shown in the exhibition also features in her new book Wild Textiles, launched in the gallery during the Vessel opening weekend (Sunday 4th September).

“The work that I make is process led. I gather the materials that are available to me, testing, sampling and exploring them to find possibilities using my textiles-based skill set and techniques borrowed from soft basketry.”