The publication Textile Artist has conducted an interview with artist Amanda J Clayton whose work are explorations, experiments and decisions with cloth and thread that is intimate and intensely personal.
This interview gives insight into the artist’s work and inspiration, but also valuable and inspiring advice for all artists to follow, such as the following:
I think another important aspect of being an artist is knowing your own mind. My father was a big influence here in that he always instilled in me the value of making my own decisions and knowing why I was making those decisions.
This is such an important skill as an artist, as there will always be lots of people giving you opinions, and advice, about your work. To be able to take all of this on board, process it, and then come to your own conclusions helps to develop your own integrity. It also ensures that you know your own mind and while you can listen to others, you won’t be swayed by every opinion offered.
It also ensures that you know your own mind and while you can listen to others, you won’t be swayed by every opinion offered.
Also have a look at Amanda’s website at amandajclayton.co.uk