The Technicolor Embroideries of Cecilia Charlton

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Textiles have played a special role in the life of American artist Cecilia Charlton ever since she was a child. It should therefore be no surprise that, after learning how to sew and quilt from her mother and grandmother, she would eventually turn to textiles in her creative practice. Nevertheless, there were a few twists and turns along the way!

From engineering to ceramics, jewelry-making, and painting, Cecilia has tried her hand at more than a few types of making. And, now, as a recipient of the Jerwood Art Fund Makers Open, all of that experience is playing out in the form of embroidery.. . . .