Jennifer Collier works with with a range of organic materials to create non-functional craft and textile pieces. She uses methods of weaving, waxing, draping, embedding and stitching, to produce objects that are redefined and given a new sense of worth. From this, she encourages the viewer to consider the nature of value and recycling, by integrating found objects, plastics, papers and fabrics.
Since graduating in Textiles from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1999, Jennifer has regularly exhibited her work in a number of solo and group shows across the UK and abroad. She has received a range of commissions, from creating a dress impregnated with seeds for Q Arts in Derby, to fashioning a series of ironic fruit bowls for Craftspace Touring in Birmingham. Jennifer’s work has been awarded at major design and craft shows, receiving ‘Best In Show’ at the London Craft Show in 2006 and the BCTF Award for ‘Excellence’ in 2004.