Susie Freeman 2010

Susie Freeman at the Royal College of General PractitionersFollowing a Foundation course and gaining a Textiles degree at Manchester School of Art, Susie Freeman studied at the Royal College of Art where she developed her signature transparent pocket technique. Her decorative work is held in several public collections including the V&A, Crafts Council and Kwangju Textile Museum South Korea.

“Aged seven my Allen & Hanburys bead swap-tin often came with me to school. At playtime I especially longed for the glittering, this desire once getting the better of me when I swapped most of my collection for a single faceted iridescent gem. Since then the collecting of tiny objects and their subsequent ordering has become a lifetime obsession. The methodology of pocket knitting, which as an artist I have used for the past thirty years, enables me to ensnare, arrange and use this system of containment to extract new meaning from the process of juxtaposition.”