Wall hanging

Wall hanging

by Pamela Layzell Linen and string 87x46cm

Silk bag

Silk bag

by Pamela Layzell

Wall hanging

Wall hanging

by Pamela Layzell

Contrasting vessels

Contrasting vessels

by Pamela Layzell Vase: 18cm x 5cm Bowl: 12cm x 6cm

Morse rainbow

Morse rainbow

by Pamela Layzell 15cmx95cm

Not everything is black or white

Not everything is black or white

by Pamela Layzell 17cmx49cm

Tumbling tetrahedra

Tumbling tetrahedra

by Pamela Layzell As I played with twisting equilateral triangles, the triangles suddenly turned into 3 dimensional tetrahedra. Machine lace on a wire frame 80 x 65 x 12 Exhibited at Shape Shifting, 2014

What Triangle?

What Triangle?

by Pamela Layzell Is there a triangle here? Needlelace on wooden frames 100 x 100 Exhibited at Shape Shifting, 2014

Lunch

Lunch

by Pamela Layzell Experiments with plastic suggest a spider's web, so why not make one? A web needs a spider, and if you are going to have a spider, you'd better have a fly as well! Bobbin lace using plastic and mixed media. Exhibited at Inside Out, 2010

Lunch (fly)

Lunch (fly)

by Pamela Layzell Experiments with plastic suggest a spider's web, so why not make one? A web needs a spider, and if you are going to have a spider, you'd better have a fly as well! Bobbin lace using plastic and mixed media. Exhibited at Inside Out, 2010

Strung Out

Strung Out

by Pamela Layzell Plastic caught on bushes, rubbish polluting our environment or something beautiful? Bobbin lace using plastic. Exhibited at Inside Out, 2010

Moving apart

Moving apart

by Pamela Layzell Divergence means moving apart. Simple Torchon patterns have been cut up and moved apart to make interesting designs. Hung as a mobile these pieces continually move apart from each other. Plastic (vegetable bags) and acrylic rods. H 160cm. Exhibited at Divergence, 2008

Moving apart

Moving apart

by Pamela Layzell Produced using supermarket plastic vegetable bags 31x23cm (detail) Exhibited at Divergence, 2010

PAMELA LAYZELL

Pamela began making lace in 1985.  Keen to develop her own designs, she embarked on the City and Guilds course, completing Part 1 in 1998 and Part 2 in 2002.  She received a medal of excellence for both parts.  She joined the Westhope Group in 2007.  Pamela now enjoys experimenting with various materials and often works with coarse threads on a large scale. This has included a phase of working with ‘thread’ made of plastic bags cut into strips.  For ‘Shape Shifting’, she played with regular mathematical shapes and solids.  This led to several pieces based on triangles, including  two 3-dimensional pieces.  She has enjoyed the challenge of how to construct a robust framework to give the 3D form, a challenge which becomes even more complicated when trying to work to a large scale.  Pamela is now experimenting with more 3-dimensional forms, trying to make layers of interwoven lace that become 3-dimensional when removed from the pillow.  She is also trying to incorporate more colour into her work having worked in neutral tones for several years.

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