Jacy Wall

‘Precious Water’
Etching and Drypoint
35 x 25cm

‘Spikes on Red’
Etching and Drypoint
14.5 x 12cm

BA Constructed Textiles (Middlesex Polytechnic)
MA Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking (UWE Bristol)

I started printmaking some years after establishing my woven tapestry practice, in order to explore ideas and mark making that are not possible in textiles. The two disciplines now sit happily together for me, the one very often feeding the other. Textiles in one way or another emerge in many of my images. I worked for several years around the theme of mending, both as a visual celebration of a patch or a darn, and as a way of provoking deeper thought about what it means to mend something, and the different reasons for doing so. More recently my prints have become more organic, still often referencing stitching and re-making, but images of growth and regeneration are also emerging.

I work with the techniques of drypoint and etching, often re-using and adding to plates, playing and building several versions of an idea. This means I often end up with a series of  images from one set of plates, rather than an actual edition, and certainly when I do edition they are small ones.

Got the space between stripes slightly wrong on this tapestry. To cut or tuck? Decided tuck. Love to patch, cut, adjust my work thinking intervention rather than correction. ...

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My favourite tree stump (though I would rather it was still a tree) changing with time and weather ...

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Small piece from a 2016 project contemplating how to re-present it don't think I can cut into this one #woventapestry #slowtextiles #repurpose ...

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My favourite process, probably, finding pieces of work that I have already cut up or that needs more work and seeing what can be put together ...

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Final black. Should be able to cut this long piece off today. A new one to sit with the beautiful pot of @ceramics_by_bjork when they can next be together @londonartfair
#slowtextiles #woventapestry #londonartfair #cavalierofinn
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Should of course be weaving working towards @londonartfair but give myself an hour for ongoing ceramic lessons to myself although I have more ambitious ideas for sculptural pieces little pinch pots for glaze samples are very satisfying to make. #pinchpots ...

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Photo of nearly completed piece taken in my studio yesterday by @cavalierofinn lovely to have them here to discuss works for London Artfair along with the beautiful ceramics of @ceramics_by_bjork #londonartfair #slowtextiles #textileart ...

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The good thing about vile weather is that there's no distraction from the studio ...

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Some experiments ready for glaze firing so back to textiles now ...

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Time of year when tomatoes grown outside need a bit of help to ripen look lovely on the windowsill on my new favourite plate by @foceramics ...

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