Julia and Alex trained at Hornsey College of Art
and have worked together since then as successful creative artists and gifted
Julia is a member of the 62 Group of Textile Artists and the Society of Designer Craftsmen. Her work focuses on combining a range of materials, stitched textiles and objects found on the ‘path of life’. She uses these to form new symbolic objects and sculptures of personal and symbolic significance. Her work is represented in public and private collections in this country and abroad and has been featured in several videos, TV programmes, books and magazines
Alex is an artist who uses a combination of stitch and graphic techniques influenced by geometry and music. Alex sees his drawing as a performance so each is a journey of discovery in which process is all important, the end result unpredictable. His work is in private collections in the U.K., Australia, Canada, Holland and Japan
Together they founded the Opus School of Textile Arts in 1997, which rapidly grew to become the renowned institution it is today. Julia oversees the teaching programme and is Course Director for the BA (Hons) Embroidered Textiles Degree Course, run in collaboration with Middlesex University. Alex combines his administrative role as Managing Director of Opus with an active participation in teaching drawing, design and personal creativity.
They will tutor a creative design and stitched textile workshop, ‘A Sense of Place’, 23 - 25 July in St Ives in conjunction with their exhibition.
Invocations - 23 July - 26 August 2003
An exhibition of new works by
Julia and Alex Caprara