About me

Caroline Brown’s work is a contemporary take on needle felting – using mixed media and embroidery to create quirky animal characters.  Inspired by traditional ceramics and naïve folk art, her characterful line drawings of animals are translated into textile sculptures and embroideries.

The exciting use of felt combined with areas of plaster or porcelain slip creates a contrast of textures and mark making, enhanced through drawing and delicate stitch. The work is playful and aims to invite the audience to discover more, as they look closer. Each piece has its own character and story, and many are presented alongside found objects and materials for a unique finish.

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Contact Caroline: carolinebrowndesign@hotmail.co.uk

2008-2011 BA (Hons) Textile Design for Fashion and 
                       Interiors, Bath Spa University, 1st Class

Jan 2011  Mentorship Programme with Karen Nicol

2007-2008 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Arts Institute at 
                       Bournemouth, Awarded Merit

July 2013       Craftydermy, Atelier Gallery, Devon

Sept 2012      Tent London: Bath School of Art and Design Stand
                        Old Truman Brewery, London

April 2012      Felt Works (group exhibition), Craft in the Bay, Cardiff

December       The White Show (group exhibition), La Porte Peinte, France

November      MADE 2011 (group exhibition), Yorkshire Sculpture Park

July 2011        The Art of Childsplay (group exhibition), New Brewery Arts, 

July 2011        New Designers 2011, Business Design Centre, Islington, London

June 2011      Bath Spa Degree Show, exhibition of needle felted sculptures and 
                        embroidery, Sion Hill, Bath

Jan 2011 Felt Vessels: Solo window display of vessels, embroidery and 
                       drawing, Lower Borough Walls, Bath

March 2010 Transparency: Exhibition of textile designers, Walcot Chapel, Bath