About

Chris Spencer BA(Hons),LSDC

Training

2011 BA (Hons) Embroidered Textiles JCS/University of Middlesex

2005 City and Guilds Embroidery pt.1 School of Stitched Textiles, Lancs.

2001 City and Guilds Creative skills Cert. H.C.A.E, Havering, Essex

2000 NCFE cert in art & Design Havering FE College, Essex

2000 GCE 'A' Level – Fashion & Textiles Havering FE College, Essex

1991 LSERAC st.1&2 adult Teaching Cert. Havering FE College, Essex

1990 City & GuildsFurther & Adult Teaching Cert. Pt 1&2 Havering FE College, Essex

Selected Textile  Exhibitions

2016 British Birds EWT, Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre
2016 Studio in Action National Trust, Rainham Hall
2015 With the Compliments of National Trust, Rainham Hall
Capt.John Harle
2015 The shop within the show:- 25x25 SDC exhibition ,Mall Galleries, London
2014 Tales and Textiles Gallery 50, Barleylands, Essex
2014 Bridging Waters Gallery on 3rd, Wattrous, Canada
2014 Tales and Textiles Textiles in Focus, Cottenham, Cambs.
2014 The shop within the show Mall Galleries, London
2014 Bridging Waters Frazee Gallery, St.Johns arts Centre, Canada
2013 Bridging Waters The Cre8ery Gallery, Winnipeg . Canada
2013 Bridging Waters The Arts Centre@Tulista Park, BC,Canada
2013 Seeking Atremis The Crypt Gallery, St. Pancras, London
2013 Small Prayers St.Edwards Church, Romford, Essex
2012 Bridging Waters Maeldune Heritage Centre, Essex
2012 Bridging Waters The Wool Market ,Horndon on the Hill
2012 Bridging Waters The Brentwood Road Gallery, Essex
2011 Primarily Colour Craft Arena, Essex 
2011 Coming Through:JC Graduate Show The Gallery in Redchurch Street, London
2011 Primarily Colour Jersey Textile Showcase
2010 ERTF showcase The Knitting and Stitching show,Alexandra Palace, London
2009 Unseen Frances Bardsley Visual Arts Centre, Essex
2009 Moving Forward The Space, Jesus College, Cambridge
2009 Moving Forward The Warner Archive, Braintree
2009 Cyber Fyber Gallery 80808/Vista Studio, Columbia,SC,USA
2008 Inspired By Frances Bardsley Visual Arts Centre, Essex
2007 Natural Materials Frances Bardsley Visual Arts Centre, Essex
2007 Stitch at the Archive The Warner Archive, Braintree
2005 A Kind of Magic The Gallery, Hornchurch Library, Essex
2003 Threadbare The Gallery, Hornchurch Library, Essex
2001 Beginnings The Gallery, Hornchurch Library, Essex
2000 WE EG Millennium Show Romford Library, Essex
2000 Havering College Academic Havering FE College, Essex

Work in Publications

Articulated Materials: Bridging Waters, Workbox, May/June 2012 p20-21
Crossing Borders, Embroidery May/June 2012 , p8
A Material World, Essex Life, April 2012, p91
Countdown to E-Day, The Canadian Quilter,Spring 2011, ps 8-11
Footpath to Felt, Feltmatters, issue 103 June 2011, inside cover,p 11
Out and About, Sewing World, March 2008,p44
Reportage, Gardiner W., Workbox, Oct./Nov. 2003, p7

Group Memberships

Society of Designer Craftsmen, Licentiate  - 2011 onwards
Embroiderers’ Guild 1999-2011 West Essex Branch committee member 2003-05,
(Br. Sec. 05-06)
Founder Eastern Region Textile Forum, 2008 onwards (Chairman 2008-2009)
Founder and Leader, Material Girls exhibiting group 2000 onwards
IFA, 2009

Other Relevant Experience

Christine has tutored in the adult  education sector since 1985, originally teaching Calligraphy, Illustration and Illumination and more latterly Embroidery and Textile Art. Christine is also an experienced exhibition organiser having curated in excess of 50 exhibitions in various art genres.

Christine now has her work stocked continuously in the Craft Shop at Fairkytes Arts Centre and works to commission – with pieces held in private  and public collections  including CBHC Accts, The Rectory Colchester, Colliston Castle, Arbroath, Scotland  and the Warner Archive.

Christine also has her displayed as part of the permanent exhibition in the National Trust property ,Rainham Hall where she continues to work as a creative partner and an artist in residence.

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