About Eve Marshall
“It all begins with a bit of fluff and a lot of imagination!”
I am a full-time artisan felter and teacher based in south Lincolnshire. I spent half of my life in America and moved back to the UK in 2009. I graduated from university in 2003 with a Bachelor in Fine Arts and Early Childhood Education. My background is watercolour painting plus all types of crafting when I was younger. I apply lots of different techniques to felting and I find that the medium works well for all different types of art. I have been working creatively with felt for over fourteen years using a variety of wet and dry felting techniques.
My original artwork pieces have over 50 fine layers of wool and other textural pieces to add depth and realism. I have always been inspired by nature and wildlife and love to see how much detail I can create using wool. The pieces I create now are very similar to the watercolour paintings I created when I was younger. I have my artwork professionally photographed now so that I can offer giclee prints. I also use those graphics to design gifts with such as cushions, glass worktop savers, mugs and coasters.
My education degree and experience working in classrooms allows me to easily teach felting to people of all ages and abilities. I teach regular workshops at Stamford Arts Centre, Riverside Beads in Market Deeping and private classes in my home studio. I often get invited to WIs, schools, craft groups and other art centres to teach. Wet Felting classes are great for everybody and I have taught people from 3 years old to 102 and everyone in between. People of all abilities can create with wool. I design the classes and the methods of felting so that they are accessible to everyone and so that people are proud of what they are bringing home.
In 2019 I started working on a series of pieces inspired by Barnsdale Gardens, Rutland. I met a group of my artist friends there once a month in 2019 and we would wander around the gardens, taking photographs. We then rented the studio there and spent the rest of the day making. Almost all the pieces I made last year have sold. This year I started doing the same, I wasn’t able to go in February but every other month I have gone and taken photos and then came home and created one or more pieces.
I have been featured in a couple magazines including Your Home (Springtime 2013), sold and taught at the Country Living Fair in London and spent sometime selling my unique felting kits on Hochanda on TV. I enjoy creating artwork for exhibitions and have been part of both solo and group exhibitions in both the UK and abroad.
In January I applied to become part of the Lincolnshire Artists Society and they accepted my work! Although I haven’t been able to exhibit with them yet, I am looking forward to what 2021 will bring.
I am one of the founders of ESC Artists and we annually curate exhibitions at Stamford Arts Centres including two pop-up shops and an exhibition. To escape the ordinary click here.