Jayne Huskisson

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A graduate in General Art Foundation and Fashion/Textile Design BA(Hons), I worked initially as a fashion designer for the retail market before focussing on special-occasion wear and textiles by commission.

In 2000, I started working with children and adults, teaching art and craft through a variety of mixed media including:  silk, glass and ceramic painting;  rubber stamping;  embossing and card making;  mosaic;  tie-dye;  bag decorating;  felt making;  and napkin decoupage.



In 2006-7 I worked with the parishioners and friends of Eglwys y Groes, Maesgeirchen, Bangor, North Wales to produce a piece of artwork for the community.  This unique and eye-catching piece from 18 separate canvases measures 12 ft x 4.5 ft (3.6m x 1.35m) in total.  The concept behind this "Big Picture" was to unite symbolically the community of Maesgeirchen, with each canvas representing an individual and together forming one picture, one community, one body; every image with meaning, each piece as important as the next, working together in harmony.  The Big Picture illustrates the link between the Dioceses of Bangor and Lango, Uganda; together they share a common unity through the Christian faith.



I have also worked with the Ad Lib Community Drama Group based in Anglesey, North Wales.  I was commissioned to create masks for the drama students who performed a modern dance routine at the Beaumaris Festival, Anglesey 2007.  I subsequently designed the costumes for Ad Lib's production of “Schools Will Rock You”, featuring the music of Queen and presented by permission of www.schoolswillrockyou.com, which the Group performed at Theatr Gwynedd, Bangor in November 2007.



I have continued working with the community, holding workshops in silk painting and giving talks to groups about my 'Journey Around The Palette'.

As part of the WIND (Wales Ireland Network of Craft and Design) Wales Craft Forum project, a number of my original silk paintings were exhibited at The Waterfront Gallery, Milford Haven from 11 January until 26 February 2008 and then at The Court Cupboard Craft Gallery, Abergavenny until 1 April 2008. From there it was off to Carlow, Ireland where my work was exhibited from 8 April until 13 May 2008, and then back to Wales for the National Eisteddfod from 2 to 9 August 2008. From there it was off to Fforwm Crefft Cymru at Machynlleth where my work was exhibited until the beginning of October 2008.

From 2012 to 2014 I was the Arts and Crafts sector representative on the Destination Anglesey Partnership Board.

I am a member of The Guild of Silk Painters, The North Wales Society of Fine Art, The Anglesey Arts Forum and The North Wales Craftworkers' Association.


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