Thursday, June 20, 2019

Felted Sculptures Perched on Vintage Sewing Machines and Letter Blocks

UK based artist Dinny Pocock needle felts creatures with lot of personalities and a bit of humor. The one-of-a-kind creatures are perched on vintage sewing machines, colorful spools, old books, typesetting letter blocks, kitchen graters etc.

"I’m always on the lookout for ‘small joys’ – that’s where ideas hide. Seeing a blackbird intently pecking at the ground recalls the motion of an old sewing machine and sets my mind to thinking, how could these two images be combined to create a narrative?"

Dinny gained a degree in Ceramics at Camberwell School of Art, London in the 80’s. She developed a technique of making thin layers of porcelain over wire frames which later on she used into creating needle-felting. She recently exhibited her work at Cheltenham Open Studio, you can find updates on her upcoming shows on facebook.