Nerissa Cargill Thompson

Nerissa Cargill Thompson

“Contemporary Textiles Artist creating art, sculpture and jewellery using recycled fabric and concrete.”

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  • Dark Green Textile and Concrete Mixed Media 50mm Round Brooches

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  • Coral & Yellow Textile and Concrete Mixed Media 50mm Round Brooches

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  • Contemporary Textile and Concrete Mixed Media Rectangular Brooches

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  • Contemporary Textile and Concrete Mixed Media Rectangular Brooches

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  • Abstract Embellished Recycled Textile 65mm Brooches

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  • Blue and Green Abstract Embellished Recycled Textile 50mm Brooches

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  • Coastal inspired Textile Art in Dark Green

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  • Coastal inspired Textile Art in Yellow & White

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  • Square Coastal inspired Textile Art in Yellow & White

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  • Yellow and Orange Abstract Embellished Recycled Textile 50mm Brooches

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  • Embroidered Shell Brooch with Blue Green detail in gift box

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  • Embroidered Shell Brooch with pearl detail in gift box

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  • Embroidered Shell Pendant with Blue Green or Yellow detail in gift box

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  • Sea Inspired Printed Recycled Textile Art in double mount

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  • Coastal Inspired Printed & Embellished Recycled Textile Art in double mount

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  • Coastal Inspired Abstract Embellished Recycled Textile Art in double mount

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  • Light Green Textile and Concrete Mixed Media Round 50mm Brooches

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  • Blue Green Textile and Concrete Mixed Media Round 50mm Brooches

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  • Mustard Yellow Textile and Concrete Mixed Media 50mm Round Brooches

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  • Handmade Metallic Ornamental Fabric Apple Decorations in Silver and Gold

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  • Handmade Beaded Ornamental Fabric Apple Decorations

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  • Handmade Zebra Print Ornamental Fabric Apple Decorations

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  • Square Framed Coastal inspired Textile Art in Moss Green

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  • Square Abstract Lichen Inspired Mini Textile Art in Mustard Yellow

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  • Square Coastal inspired Textile Mini Art in Green

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  • Square Abstract Lichen Inspired Mini Textile Art in Green

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  • Square Coastal inspired Textile Mini Art in Yellow

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  • Coastal inspired Textile Art in Green

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  • Coastal inspired Textile Art in Soft Green

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About Nerissa Cargill Thompson

Nerissa Cargill Thompson

Art, sculpture & jewellery created from recycled fabric and cement.

Bio:

Designer, maker and facilitator with over 20 years experience of professional and community practice. Originally trained in Theatre Design but through my community arts practice, my interest in fibre art grew and a desire to develop personal artwork. Recent graduate in MA Textile Practice from Manchester School of Art. Member of Prism Contemporary Textiles Collective, Society of Embroidered Work, Precious Collective and Society of British Theatre Design. AKA Concrete Litter Girl.

Artist statement:

Through three-dimensional textiles and photography, I investigate how things change appearance & shape over time, not just eroding or decaying but also new layers of growth, giving interesting juxtapositions of structure and colour. I use old clothes and scrap materials for both economic & ecological sustainability.

Recent sculptural work highlights the issue of plastic pollution and climate change. It invites us to consider the packaging that we use and discard on a daily basis; objects such as drinks bottles that are so lightweight and seem so insignificant that we barely notice them. Casting them in cement to make them heavy and solid, I hope to convey the weight of the issue and the permanence of these disposables. The incorporation of detailed embroidery touches upon the way our waste becomes subsumed into the natural world around us. However, the pretty, colourful lichens and molluscs fail to obliterate the hulking, grey, concrete textures that peer out from beneath them.

How I Make my Work:

My sculptures are formed using a combination of embellishing and embroidery to create coastal inspired textures, blending a variety of recycled fabrics to create subtle variations in tone. I stitch the resulting textiles inside waste plastic that I use to cast true to life pieces with cement, giving a distinct contrast between the manmade structure of the packaging and the soft natural textures. To limit waste, I use my textile offcuts to make jewellery and magnets, own their own or cast with cement in old food packaging.

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