NORAH STOCKER  ARTIST - Company Message





Norah Stocker lives near and runs her own business in Coggeshall, Essex. She is qualified Printmaker, Art, Design & Textile Artist and adult teacher of City & Guilds. She offers talks, teaching and mentors her exhibiting Focus group.

For the last few years Norah has been exploring the Japanese philosophy of Wabi Sabi in her art, print and textile work. Natural forms and the spiritual symbolism, the cycle of life and rebirth, impermanence, decay and incomplete. Fine art printmaking is incorporated into her art on textiles and papers as it is in teaching. 

Natures cycle of the seasons with the circle of endless beauty of natures colour, texture, harmony. The impermanence of the natural world and the cycle of rebirth. Norah is exploring ideas of creating visual decay in methods of applying inks in soft tonal colours and ghost prints to create small ancient art.

Norah has exhibited regularly throughout East Anglia in recent years. 2018 Quay Gallery, Snape Maltings Suffolk, Mill Tye Gallery, Saffron Walden Museum, Thaxted Guildhall. Previous years Quay Gallery Snape Maltings, Curwen School of Print, Solo Exhibition Red Lion Bookshop Gallery, Chelmsford Museum, Braintree Museum six weeks, The Minories Colchester, Rhodes Gallery Brentwood, Denny Abbey Cambridge, Festival of Quilts, amongst other local venues. A national finalist for the "Inspired by the V&A" in 1999.

Norah is a  founder member of the O2 Group. A member of The Guild of Essex Craftsmen, Gainsborough House Print Studio, Printmakers 8 Group.  SAQA International (Studio Art Quilts Association), the Essex Region Textile Forum (ERTF).  Quilters Guild, the Embroiderers Guild, Lace Guild, Cotton Scatterers quilting group.  founder member of her Focus Group. Sudbury Art Society.Stour Art Group. Gainsborough House, Gainsborough Print Room. 


Norah Stocker (Artist) 



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EXHIBITIONS 2020 

NORAH STOCKER - SOLO EXHIBITION
"JOURNEYS  - LIVING IN THE NOW"
28 MAY TO 3 RD JUNE 2020
QUAY GALLERY, SNAPE MALTINGS, SUFFOLK
Art, printmaking, textiles
Hours: 
28 May 2 to 4 pm 
Sunday 31 May 10.30 am to 4pm
29 May to 3 June 10 to 4pm


This work expresses the journeys over the last two years have taken Norah to other countries, areas and meeting many interesting individuals never met before. Learning to cope, to live in the present rather than the past or future. 

This work has helped to find a new acceptance of self expression and comfort within. 

I really look forward to seeing you all. Do contact me for further details norahjanet@hotmail.com

I also offer workshops at other venues, talks and commissions. 




WORKSHOPS 2020: 

NORAH STOCKER will be offering workshops inspired by the lectures by Mary Schoeser at the School of Textiles, Coggeshall. These workshops will take place at the School throughout the year and will be announced shortly. 14 Market Hill, Coggeshall CO6 1TS

Welcome to my new teaching workshop days. 

Saturday 21 March 2020 10 am to 3 pm. 
"Inspired by Laura Ashley collections"
School of Textiles, 14 Market Hill,
Coggeshall CO6 1TS

Following on from the previous lecture by Mary Schoeser on Laura Ashley's quilt collection, Norah will explain how to create a design by looking for unexpected juxtapositions, using furnishing fabrics to stitch a panel. Exploring a variety of hand stitches, including quilting, layering and applique, the panel can be used to make up at home as a sumptuous cushion. For you or someone special, the perfect present for Mothering Sunday! Fabric and threads pack included £45Bookings and payment direct: please emailnorahjanet@hotmail.com. Only few places remaining.

SATURDAY 21 MARCH 2020 10 AM TO 3PM
"INSPIRED BY LAURA ASHLEY COLLECTIONS - panel"
Cost £45 to include fabrics and threads.

The workshop inspired by Laura Ashley's initial quilt collection. A creative design and hand stitch day using furnishing fabrics to create a panel. This can be made into a sumptuous cushion when home. 

Class places are limited please contact myself by email direct regarding booking, payment and further details. 
norahjanet@hotmail.com 

(Mary Schoeser Laura Ashley lecture 5 March 2020 Quilts and Collectables. www.schooloftextiles.co.uk )

WORKSHOPS 2020: 

NORAH STOCKER will be offering workshops inspired by the lectures at the School of Textiles, Coggeshall. These workshops will take place at the School throughout the year and will be announced shortly. 14 Market Hill, Coggeshall CO6 1TS

SATURDAY 25 APRIL 2020
INSPIRED BY ETHEL MAIRET'S GOSPELS
Colour, dyes, design, stitch

SATURDAY 16 MAY 2020
INSPIRED BY MISSONI STYLE
Geometric designs, stitch, knit, crochet


Class places are limited please contact myself by email direct regarding booking, payment and further details. 
norahjanet@hotmail.com 

(Mary Schoeser lectures visit www.schooloftextiles.co.uk )




EXHIBITIONS 2019   this year has brought many changes into my career and life. In September 2019 I moved my studio. I was offered a private art studio room with three other professional artist and have set up there to concentrate on my exhibition work. I will still teach at other venues and offers of talks, workshops and commissions are always welcome. do contact me direct on norahjanet@hotmail.com for further information. 

I am in the process of producing exhibition work for 2020 for a solo exhibition and others. Venues and dates for next year will be put onto my website in due course. 

But booked for 2019 my work is being exhibited at ERTF current,  and Making of a Market Town September  St Albans Museum ERTF. 

 
Hello - Welcome to Fantasia Textiles! The photos below are of my Coggeshall studio which is a creative textile haven which many of my students have enjoyed over the last ten years. Do have a look around below and the menu on the left to view the galleries, workshops, events 2019 looking forward to seeing  you soon! Do visit and like my www.facebook.com/fantasiatextiles I put regular update photos on to this facebook page.Look forward to your visit. 



















In the beginning of Fantasia Textiles:

I started Fantasia Textiles in 1999 selling my creations at the Braintree Museum, Essex.  I had a wonderful time making small fabric character dolls out of unusual fabrics and embellished with beads. Each doll was sold with her character on her label. Small and unusual bags made out of fabrics I had created , little beaded amulet purses, fancy mirrors plus many other items.
   
Have you ever had an idea for a design and wanted to create this into stitch but using exciting techniques - then these workshops are for you. They will be fun and you will be able create your own designs.

NEWS SPRING 2019  

EXHIBITIONS 2019   this year has brought many changes into my career and life. In September 2019 I moved my studio. I was offered a private art studio room with three other professional artist and have set up there to concentrate on my exhibition work. I will still teach at other venues and offers of talks, workshops and commissions are always welcome. do contact me direct on norahjanet@hotmail.com for further information. 

FANTASIA TEXTILES - NORAH STOCKER
Norah Stocker lives near and runs her own business in Coggeshall, Essex. She is a qualified Fine Art Printmaker, Art, Design & Textile Artist and adult teacher of City & Guilds. She offers talks, teaching and mentors her exhibiting Focus group.

Norah Stocker  runs workshops and courses from other venues . Talks, teaching at other venues and commissions welcome.  norahjanet@hotmail.com   website: www.fantasiatextiles.co.uk 










 


IN MEMORY OF ZOE COX: My very dear friend and colleague Zoe Cox sadly passed away on 14 March 2015.  Zoe will be sadly missed but remembered in our hearts for always. Zoe's donations to The Zoe Cox Brighter Future Fund (Great Ormond Street Hospital).