Welcome to Claire Mort Artist, AKA Pop Goes The Stitch.
Claire is an award winning British textile artist and her work is held in collections in Europe, Australia and the USA.
She won the Marshwood Arts Awards & John Hubbarb Prize 2019. Claire won the Applied Arts Award chosen by Ceramicist Kate Malone MBE. Kate Malone said of Claires' work “The sense of colour is dazzling, and the content is both amusing and emotionally engaging.”
She was also a finalist this year in the National Needlecraft Awards.
Claire has also had the opportunity to be a columnist for Be Creative with workbox magazine, and she hosts a very witty column called 'Mort's Thoughts'.
Exhibiting work locally and nationally, with exhibitiions in London again this year at The Clerkenwell Gallery as part of the Society For Embroidered Work International Contemporary Stitched Art Exhibition. This will be held from 12th November - 17th November 2019.
Her work is about the world around her and her experiences thus far. From social media and the changes in the world and people since she was a little girl, to the #metoo movement, 100 years of suffrage, advertising, typography and everything in between.
Her work although mainly female is not a feminist statement necessarily, as even though she has read and read and read... she is still not really sure she or anyone else really knows what that is. For Claire, she just wants to be treated fairly and with respect and she guesses that's what most of us want really no matter what gender we are. However she is female, and how she experiences the world influences her work.She is a very proud member of SEW, Society For Embroidered Work. The aim of S.E.W is to promote and support artists who have an element of stitching in their artworks, hand or machine and traditional or contemporary forms of embroidery. She is also a member of the Embroiderers Guild.
Please pop in often as her content will be changing, with updates for exhibitions on her exhibitions page, new work on her instagram feed, and lovely new things in her shop.
If you are interested in purchasing or exhibiting an original piece of her artwork please message me via my contact page.
Thanks for visiting.