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CLAIRE PASSMORE

CLAIRE PASSMORE www.clairepassmore.com I am a textile artist with a special interest in creating art quilts. For much of my life I have also been a teacher – and still get a thrill from working with others, passing on what I have learned and watching people’s confidence grow. In 2015 I published my first book ‘Quilting Originals’ which seeks to help people design create their own art quilts. I made my first quilt in 2008 and haven’t stopped since. My work develops from periods of reflection followed by experimentation with dye, paint, print, stitch and the manipulation of fabric to create interesting surfaces. I also like to tell stories of people and places, often those that society prefers to overlook or forget. But I also like to laugh – I’m not always as serious as some of my work might make me seem. I am an award winning Juried Artist Member of Studio Art Quilt Associates, and a member of the Contemporary Quilt group of the Quilters Guild of the British Isles. I exhibit my work extensively and currently have pieces in several juried exhibitions worldwide. My work is also in several public and private collections. Find out more about the workshops I teach from my website. Facebook:Claire Passmore textiles Instagram:clairepassmoretextiles

Goddess or Sex-Object? ♀ Copper Venus Female ♀ Since antiquity the planet Venus, the Roman goddess Venus and copper metal have been inextricably linked. Over and over their stories intertwine and they share the same symbolism. The immortal Roman goddess of love, beauty, desire, fertility, prosperity and victory was held high status and power and was the female nude subject of choice for classical Renaissance inspiration. Over time her goddess status has been diminished and she has gradually been transformed from a ‘sex-subject’ into a ‘sex-object’ repeatedly represented as the ‘ideal’ woman: thin, pale, and curvy, untouched and pure

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