C-PLATFORM × Josie Jenkins
Quilling is the art of rolling and manipulating narrow strips of paper to create beautiful designs. This historic craft was first known to be practiced by catholic nuns in Europe in the 17th century and it is now enjoying a modern revival. Josie Jenkins is an artist based in Liverpool,UK, whose focus is to pass on the heritage of quilling and also to inspire modern uses for this versatile paper craft.
The ‘Open Coil’ workshop provided a master class in traditional quilling techniques and then challenged the participants to consider how these skills could be used to create experimental art and design works. This exhibition features work made by the participants of the workshop.
The ‘Open Coil’ exhibition begins to explore how the historical craft of quilling can be used to create contemporary art and design and provides visitors the opportunity to participate in creating their own ideas.
Josie Jenkins has a lifetime’s experience of quilling from growing up in a quilling mad household. Her parents Jane and Paul Jenkins are Honorary Vice Presidents of the Quilling Guild and Jane is author of the Search Press Books “Quilling Techniques and Inspirations” and “3D Quilling”.
Josie has been a member of the Quilling Guild since an early age and part of the Quilling Guild committee since 2008, her current post being the Chair for the Quilling Guild. In 2014 she was awarded a Fellowship by the Quilling Guild.
Josie lives and works in Liverpool as a visual artist, specialising in painting and quilling. As a quiller, Josie presents talks and demonstrations and teaches classes and workshops for beginners and advanced quillers to galleries, museums and local groups.
Josie is interested in traditional quilling techniques, but also in pushing the boundries to see what can be made using paper strips and by using original, contemporary designs.
Special thanks to： Chinese Europan Art Center