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Ann Sutton

Ann Sutton

Today’s find at a car boot sale in London. A small loom that the seller had found in the attic of their recent new home.

Delighted to find that the booklet bought with the loom originated as a manual published by the @craftscouncil in 1979 to coincide with a series of four displays designed to tour extensively throughout England and Wales.

The booklet highlights Ann Sutton OBE (born 16 May 1935) who is a British artist, author, educator and broadcaster. She gained international recognition as an innovative textile artist and designer from the 1950s and has continued to develop her making and research in other media to the present day.

She was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1991 and Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2022 New Year Honours for services to the arts.She was made a Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art and a Visiting Professor at the University of the Arts, both in 2005.

Ann’s work can be seen worldwide in both public and private collections, most notably the Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate and the Crafts Council Collection. Since the late 1960’s, Ann has exhibited extensively, with solo shows at the BoråsTekomuseum, Sweden (1986) and the Crafts Council Gallery (2004)

I hope I can do this small loom the justice it deserves.

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Sep 13th 2023