Collection: Christine Hotton

Christine Hotton has always been fascinated by form and texture, and this drew her to fibre as a medium. She learned to sew as a child and pursued fashion design in her 20s and 30s. When designing clothing she often added surface design to the pieces she made. Later, as she decided to move from clothing design to a more hands-on practice, she experimented with weaving, felting and embroidery.

She is inspired by the textures and shapes found in nature and this is reflected in her work. She uses an intuitive process of building colour, form and texture with traditional craft techniques to create abstract art pieces. Each piece is built in layers that invite touch.