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River Design at Sutton Hoo

The river design was sandblasted and represents a birds eye view of the River Deben, Suffolk.

Sutton Hoo Artist Commission

Sheep fleece and wire mesh weaved to create a ghostly representation on Queen Raedwald contemplating her King's burial at Sutton Hoo, Suffolk.

Detail from last image

Detail of last image.

Amulets from King Raedwald Viking Ship.

Some of the amulets found in the viking ship to protect and take the King into the afterlife were depicted and hung in the trees next to the textile sculpture and used for story telling at Sutton Hoo.

Evanton Tapestry Project

Community art project engaging a senior group to create this textile work to commemorate the village of Evanton's third centenary.

Detail from last image

A range of found and recycled textiles were used to create the pictorial large image. Embroidered club badges were designed, stitched and applied over the fabric and set off with a tartan border.

Cedar frame sandblasted with text.
Detail of club badge.
Detail of embroidered bull.
Detail of sheep and lambs.
Detail of work.
Detail of work.
Detail of fish on the water.
Detail of textile work.
Peek Close Project

Entrance stone to the Peek Close Housing project commissioned by the Lavenham Community Land Trust, Lavenham, Suffolk.

Entrance Stone

Inscription on the the reverse of the entrance stone made from honed slate.

Stellar Constellation

Permanent artwork installation, centre piece for the Peek Housing Project commissioned by LCLT.

The project process

Lorraine engaged primary school children in a project connected to the Peom 'The Star' aka 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star' that was written by the author who lived in Lavenham.

Artist in Action

The children created a worksheet to identify their DOB with star constellations. Pupil shown connecting her own star constellation.

Finger Printing as Identity

The children used their own fingerprints at plot out the constellations. these were then connected together.

Artist in Action

Artist, teachers and children worked together.

Stellar Constellation Painting

Collaborative night sky painting hanging in Lavenham Tourist Information Shop.

Finished installed work

Lorraine stencilled the poem down the side of the children's constellations to connect the poem with their work.

Work in production

The constellations on the painting were photographed and edited to create artwork for sandblast stencils, shown here ready for sandblasting.

Title Stone in production

Ready for sandblasting.

Large Centre Stone

Star constellations created during the children's workshops were converted to stencils for sandblasted and painting.

Constellations completed

Artwork sandblasted and infilled with colour and ready for installation.

Viewing the final work

Artwork created by school and nursery children was sandblasted into the boulders and installed on site.

Further fun at the nursery

Dip painting were created for the children relating to the theme and Christmas because the workshops were conducted in early December.

Flimo Clay Star Making.

Children created cutout stars using Flimo Clay.

Hand made Christmas Cards

Each of the nursery children created a card using the dip paintings and their Flimo clay stars that they took home for their family.

Completed wrapped cards
Mugs and Tea Towels

Using the same artwork from the large painting Lorraine produced artwork for printing on mugs and tea towels. The blue print represents the famous Lavenham Blue broadcloth that was produced by Lavenham Mills during medieval times.

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