Elizabeth Jane Winstanley – Artist
The first time I saw her work, I thought it would be great to have a miniature version to wear as a necklace, so obviously my first question was ‘Has she thought about taking her work into this direction?’ She told us that the beauty of her work is that it has so much scope to explore any genre of design. With this in mind, she says that it is difficult to describe her work as it is so adaptable. At the moment Elizabeth defines herself as a designer of interior products and lighting / installation designer but she is hoping to collaborate and venture into many different design areas in the future.
So where did this all start? Childhood memories of drawing with her mother who has always encouraged her creativity led her to study at BA (Hons) Embroidery at Manchester School of Art. She is hoping to move to London next year to study a Textile Mixed Media Course.
Her interest lies within pattern, colour, three dimensional form, illusions and interactive arts. She uses alternative media to create her pieces such as acrylic, wood, LED’s, Ell wire, metal and acrylic screen print pastes. She has plans to move her work in interactive installations as well as more commercial lighting, furniture and interior products.
After inviting ‘The Warehouse Project’ to her degree show she is now working on designs for their venue in Manchester. They loved her work and asked her to go to their venue to take some pictures, so that she could get to work on visualisations for their space. It’s all very exciting! We will definitely be hearing more from this super passionate creative!
If you are in London between now and 14th July be sure to check out Elizabeth’s work and many other brilliant talents at the Manchester School of Art Graduate Design Show ‘The Departure Lounge’ in Carnaby, which celebrates their 175th anniversary. This is just one of the 175 events and exhibitions the School is showcasing across the UK and overseas throughout 2013.
Elizabeth will also be exhibiting her work at Manchester Craft and Design Centre next year and also has 2 other exhibitions in the pipeline (She says she will tweet when she knows more on this, so start following!)
Gemma Louise Kimpton
Founder, A Place for Creation
Founder of A Place for Creation & Creator of 'My Creative Business Planner' + designer of awesome websites for creative businesses.
GRAB YOUR COPY OF THE ULTIMATE RESOURCE GUIDE FOR CREATIVE BUSINESSES