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 and 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 (SAQA) and 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 held high status and power and became 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
Rapture lookbook. She is fearless & sophisticated. She dares to wear bold prints with bright hues of lemon, red & blue. She loves to be raptured by the beauty in everything she sees and wears her heart on her sleeve.
The stunning custom-made fireplace and over mantel create an elegant focal point in the living room and are flanked with a pair of matching white bookcases. Read more on page 80.
Inside the December issue, we have the latest from the world of interior design. John Demsey, the cosmetics kingpin, opens the doors to his debonair and exhuberant New York townhouse. Thomas Messel, a renowned furniture designer, has carefully adapted his quintessential English manor to accommodate his family and provide the perfect setting for his art and antiques. A derelict barn is turned into a beautiful £2m Swiss Chalet. A Virginia Design Project provides the perfect backdrop for vintage furnishings. A review of Tim Gosling’s brand new book, ‘Classic Contemporary, the DNA of furniture design’. Brent Cooper, from Simon Horn, gives advice on choosing a feature bed and Joanna Bibby, from Ochre, talks about the lure of leather. Also included is the brand new Ana Barreto catalogue, a company who has been creating exceptional furniture and interiors for over twenty years.
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