Artist Jennifer Collier focuses on creating work from paper; by bonding, waxing, trapping and stitching to produce unusual paper ‘fabrics’, which are used to explore the ‘remaking’ of household objects. The papers are treated as if
cloth, with the main technique employed being stitch; a contemporary twist on traditional textiles. The papers themselves serve as both the inspiration and the media for her work, with the narrative of the books and papers suggesting the forms. She tends to find items then investigate a way in which they can be reused and transformed; giving new life to things that would otherwise go unloved or be thrown away.
Her work can be found it public collections including:
The Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport The Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester The Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford
The Museum & Art Gallery, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Manchester Art Gallery
The Library of Birmingham
Her commissions include the Birmingham Library, the Lenches Trust and Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Jennifer Collier’s work has been featured in over 60 magazines including Vogue, Elle Decoration, Living etc, Times, Red, Eve, Marie Claire, Crafts, Embroidery, Country Living, Telegraph, Pretty Nostalgic and Selvedge, to name just a few to date.