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Art in the Frame > Artists > John Binet-Fauvel
John Binet-Fauvel

My training in Fine Art Sculpture has led me to produce three
dimensional knitting, first soft padded shell forms, later using wire. The wire is from the insides of slot machines and is knitted on domestic knitting machines, by wrapping it round each needle and then pushing the needle back by hand.

A lot of my work is influenced by sea creatures (fish, prawns, shells and lobsters) found around the shores of my family's home in Jersey, l try to capture their spirit and movement, but do not try to copy nature, when making the creatures themselves or using their forms to make bags, body pieces and head pieces.

MEMBERSHIPS
Quay Craftsmen (Founder member) 186/90.
The Makers Guild in Wales since 1992.
Fibre.Art.Wales (founder member) since 1999.

EXHIBITIONS
The Chelsea Craft Fair 1995 and 1996.
Body Conscious Craft In The Bay Cardiff 2000.
British Council Exhibition of Welsh Makers, Brunei 2000.
Art in the Frame Fashion Show and Slide Talk, Jersey 2001.
Fibre Visions, Llantarnam Grange, Cwmbran 2001.
Contemporary Textiles Fair, Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington 2002.




Lobster

Head piece (detail)

Shellfish (detail)

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