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.

In contrast to my series of rather introvert studio posts here are some views from my short daily walk where I'm lucky enough to have vistas, fresh air and can indulge my love of stripes! #stripes ...

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Definitely last post of corners of my studio. Painting by me. Bowls by Tim Andrews, Richard Batterham and unknown. Little Indian bird from somewhere in Rajastan #mystudioeveryday #abstractpainting #ceramicbowls ...

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I was going to stop my daily views of the studio but am a bit obsessed now so day 13 I think it is here are some strange little paperclay pieces I made during my printmaking MA 20 years ago. As ever.,just can't seem to find the same spontaneity now I am doing more with clay, as of course I'm now trying too hard... #mystudioeveryday #paperclay ...

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Yes! @jennidutton9342 the mung beans sprout! My wheelbarrow will have to be patient but long disused seed sprouter triumphs! No doubt encouraged by #akikohirai big seed pod watching over it #lettucewatch ...

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Day 12 looking at corners of my studio. Feel that these 12 posts of forgotten objects and pieces of work are having the desired effect and am ready to get back to work. Here are some of my essential tools (pins in favourite little pot by @ceramics_by_bjork) #mystudioeveryday #tools #slowtextiles ...

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Day 11 #mystudioeveryday This beautiful West African cloth is a constant reminder of my lovely godmother. She it was who took me as a teenager to see the collections at the Courtauld and the Wallace collection. Also to a season of Moliere in London by the Comedie Francaise. Her husband was a translator for the UN and travelled extensively in Africa and he gave me this after my godmother died some 35 years ago #indigo #godmothers ...

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Day 11 #mystudioeveryday small drawings on canvas plus painting by me from several years ago still hanging out in my studio. Lovely brass and steel scissors from a camel fair in Northern India #drawing #studio ...

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Just before coronavirus began to dominate our lives I found myself deciding to weave a large black tapestry. It's proving hard now to continue but there is a plan for part of it to move firmly into the positive so I keep my mind focused on that. #whatareyouweaving #weavingproject #weavingathome thank you for the question @cordisprize! ...

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Day 10 in my studio and back to more corners of objects or coffers as @bronbradshaw calls them! This is a South American basket found on unexpected stall at the knitting and stitching show some years ago, plus a wonderful shell belt from a fantastic brocante in SW France run by 2 indomitable sisters in their utterly enormous fortified farmhouse. Both these things feed my endless love of black and white. #mystudioeveryday #stayhome #blackandwhite ...

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Day 9 #mystudioeveryday just to show that this is a studio where a bit of chaos goes on and not simply my Cabinet of Curiosities #stayhome ...

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Day 8 of forgotten corners of my studio. Climbed up to rather rarely visited poetry section of my bookcase to find a Stevie Smith poem. Here is a sad little birdcage found in a Maltese carboot I always make sure the door is open. How to mend a Tree book and the sealion with a pearl necklace by #louisebaker. #mystudioeveryday #stayhome ...

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Day 7 of objects both made by me or others.,or just found, that live in my studio. This is 'Votive' a little piece with paperclay and wire on torn section of etching made by me for Art on the Block one of the fundraising auctions for Art for Life at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton.( The project was run back then by @bronwengwillim) No one bid for this so I bought it back! Pleased to have done both for Art for Life and for this corner of my studio! #mystudioeveryday ...

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Day 6 of rediscovering things in my studio. A pinch pot by me with black pins: A lovely black dish by @kceramics full of beetle wing cases: a copper spoon made by Louise Baker with I'm not sure what they are in it: A bobbin from Swiss Tulle bobbinet manufacturers just down the road from here in a beautiful 19th century Mill. Wonder whether they have to shut down hope not lots of local people work there. #mystudioeveryday ...

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Another corner of the accumulated stuff in my studio : a pair of early Staffordshire candlesticks car boot find: an 18th century tobacco jar Tisbury junk shop find: a Meissen coffee cup present from @jennygraham46 All these are broken with wonderful mends. The big green pot was made by my mother in a pottery class in about 1958. Very fond of that! #mystudioeveryday ...

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Day4 of discovering my studio. A bunch of experimental weaving with wire that I did as part of the wonderful New Dimensions project with 5 artist colleagues in 2016. Didn't really resolve these into anything but here they hang on the shelves possibly to come into their own one day. #everydayinmystudio ...

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Day 3 of things in my studio. I have never had these 2 side by side before and they look really interesting. A favourite little sculpture by @michaellfairfax and extraordinary yak hair headgear found on an unforgettable trip to Tawang right up in northeast corner of India (where signposts to China could be found). Locals somehow could wear these with great style. I just look like I have a dead tarantula on my head. #mystudioeveryday ...

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My Studio No. 2 Following on from yesterday these are two little mad weaving experiments I made from about 30 years ago. The bottom one is mostly ageing newsprint somehow survived about 4 studio moves. Be good to rediscover that spontaneity. ...

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Studio No. 1 My studio is already the centre of my world but like many others will be spending even more time in it. Decided to record all the eccentric little things that have accumulated and post one each day. This is simple 4 found scraps that sit in this configuration on my windowsill. ...

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