Mixed media, Stafford
Jennifer Collier creates innovative textiles and craft pieces using natural and found materials. Through methods of weaving, waxing, trapping, embedding and stitching she creates unusual materials, which are then developed into garments and accessories. The work communicates ideas about recycling, as well as themes exploring the body. ‘I enjoy the idea of working with disposable organic materials that are transient in nature, imbuing them with worth and creating something intriguing and of great beauty’.
‘Jennifer Collier’s work… makes us question the value we squander looking for something other than the ordinary and everyday - objects that only become painfully precious when we lose them’ (Dr. Jane Webb, Threadbare). Jennifer’s work is currently in the permanent collection at Manchester Art Gallery.