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.

I love dyeing blacks these are yarns I dyed various colours years ago and have overdyed giving a whole range of blacks. Sometimes I need to overdye again like refiring pots. The camera finds it virtually impossible to read blacks properly so this isn't a good representation. I rather like that about black too! #dyeing #black ...

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Are you a weaver of several years experience ? With a project you long to do? Or are you frustrated by lack of equipment or workspace rent? You have till March 1st to apply to www.theomoormantrust.org.uk Read the guidelines carefully. #weaving #woventextiles #theo moorman ...

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Final stitching on new little piece #slowtextiles #woventapestry #textileart ...

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I'm no Derek Jarman (these are outside my garden studio) but have long wanted to visit his Dungeness garden. Seems however it's in danger of being lost so @artfund are crowdfunding in order to save cottage and garden and make them available for residencies etc. If you haven't already donated do so this weekend and your money will be matched by a benefactor. #saveprospectcottage #artfund ...

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Nightmare. Moved my website to new hosting package supposedly with more bells and whistles and now can't get onto it at all as apparently it's terribly dangerous! Tech support closed now hopefully will get sorted tomorrow ggggrrrrr!! ...

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Going through small tapestries measuring for new frames #woventapestry #contemporarytextilart ...

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Last day London Artfair stand G45 @cavalierofinn been an excellent week don't miss last chance! #jacywall #cavalierofinn #londonartfair #ceramics_by_bjork #woventapestry #etching ...

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Somehow didn't take any photos this evening such a buzz at PV London Artfair so here's one taken by Cavaliero Finn of their stand with my and Bjork's work thank you to them for installing it so beautifully. All set for a terrific week #ceramics_by_bjork #londonartfair #tapestries ...

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Kintsugi new small tapestry on stand G45 #londonartfair2020 #cavalierofinn along with more of my work and sitting happily with beautiful ceramics by @ceramics_by_bjork PV tonight #tapestries #threadingforms ...

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With Brian (Rice) today inspecting the hang of his wonderful paintings and prints drawn from his 60 year career opening at @rammuseum Exeter at the end of next week #brianrice #rammuseum #abstractpainting ...

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'Ghost Needles' small tapestry ready to go for London Art Fair showing @cavalierofinn stand G45 along with @ceramics_by_bjork #londonartfair2020 #threadingforms ...

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Bjork and myself stand G45 part of this year's Platform at Islington #londonartfair #woventapestry ...

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Scraps to start assembling a new year.... In time for London Artfair January 22 - 26? Probably not but plenty of others of mine to see then #cavalierofinn #londonartfair #threadingforms #ceramics_by_bjork ...

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Detail from Scarlet Tiger tapestry. Only 3 weeks now to @londonartfair where this will be along with more of my work and that of @ceramics_by_bjork thanks to @cavalierofinn #londonartfair2020 #threadingforms #slowtextiles #woventapestry ...

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