Artist Showcase: Miesje Chafer

Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3BF

023 9277 8080

Wednesday 07 February 2018 – Sunday 22 April 2018
Opening Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 11am - 4pm

Whilst working as a nurse in Oxford, Chafer tried screen printing at a three day course in London. Falling in love with the process, she joined the Oxford Printmakers Cooperative where she spent time developing her printing skills before moving her practice to her home. From there, Chafer’s business has grown organically, taking part in fairs and markets, she met customers and stockists which has led the business to grow even further.

She is drawn to bright colours and combines these with her predominantly geometric designs to create products that are functional yet eye-catching and cheerful. Her surface patterns are largely influenced by Scandinavian and mid-century design, but also by a love of repeated pattern.

The artist said: “I am inspired by the desire to create things that are not only beautiful, but also functional and I strive to maintain a high level of quality across my whole range of products.”

She uses her printed textiles to produce a range of homewares and accessories including purses, cushions, lampshades, quilts, hairbands and fabric pots. In addition to her product range, Chafer experiments with patchwork and quilting techniques, occasionally producing one off wall hangings and small textile pieces.

This artist showcase is part of Aspex’s ongoing support of local artists and makers. Visit the Gallery’s website, or ask at the Info Desk for further information of our exhibition programme.

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