Some of Helen Ritchey’s colourful and exciting post-uni illustration work.
More photos from the first day of setting up the exhibition.
Some of Helen Ritchey’s samples.
“Informed by uncontrollable photography techniques, my practice mainly explores approaches to mark-making and surface design through chance, process and abstraction. I am interested in challenging perceptions of materiality and what is seen as ‘textile’.
Throughout my final year at university, I have developed my own media of substrates using the likes of pva glue, silicones and plastics. this has enabled further investigations into tactility, tanglibility and aesthetics; and has allowed me to reinvent and redesign my own approach to sensory surface design.
Studying on a craft course has taught me the importance of the handmade. Skilled, time-invested, high quality craftmanship is integral to my ethos as a designer. Consequently, i strive to achieve a constant high standard of work, and invest great a commitment into perfecting my practice.”
Some of Helen Ritchey’s recent layering experiments with resin and PVA.
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