van-r.jpg     Much of my work lies between the disciplines of sculpture and embroidery, since typically it consists of stitched slate or other suitable stone. Sometimes the work is primarily sculptural – with stitch used as a means of mark making or as an aid to construction. At other times the work is primarily embroidery – with stitch the main element of the work.


mug-shotr20.jpg   I started stitching and making objects in paper and cardboard at around age 6. Later I worked in a variety of jobs (including theatrical props making and oriental carpet repair) eventually  becoming studio  assistant to tapestry maker Marta Rogoyska in the 1980’s  

In 1991 I attended art school  as a mature  student  (around  40yrs. old at the time) taking foundation studies at City of London Polytechnic and subsequently a three years Textile degree at Goldsmiths’ College, University of London.  I have also attended short courses in stonecarving at The Portland Sculpture Trust and Kendal College, and drawing at the Princes Drawing School.  In 2007 I was awarded a ‘Scholar’ bursary by the Embroiderers’ Guild.

I  now live in the English Lake District, where the rocky landscape provides both materials and inspiration.


jugr.jpg    SOLO SHOWS

                          2006 ‘A Welsh Quilt Project’  Festival of Quilts, NEC. Birmingham

                          2005  L’aiguille en Fete,  Paris

                          2003 ‘Big Stitch’  Knitting and Stitching Show    London, Dublin, Harrogate


                        2007-8  ‘Pricked-Extreme Embroidery’ Museum of Arts and Design, New York

                        2007  ‘Cloth and Stone’ with Jen Jones, Farfield Mill, Sedburgh

                        2006 ‘A Welsh Quilt Project’   Festival of Quilts,  NEC Birmingham

                        2005 Guest artist at Pauline Burbidge and Charles Poulsen’s  Open Studio

                        2001 ‘Art of Quilts’  Shipley Gallery,  Gateshead

                        1999  ‘Insights’  with  ‘Art of the Stitch’   London and Gateshead

                        1996 – 98  ‘Revelations’  Maidstone, London, Tokyo  and UK tour.


 I have given lectures and tutored or run workshops for several organizations, including:  The V&A Museum,  Royal College of Arts,  Manchester Metropolitan University,  Bedford College,  Opus School of Textile Arts and the Embroiderers’ Guild


paint-tubes-r.jpg   REVIEWS ETC.

                         In 2007 Odyssey Video produced a DVD about my work in their

                         ‘Maker’s Profile’ Series

                         ‘Embroidery’ magazine  July-August 2007

                         ‘Embroidery’  magazine   March-April 2004                    

loch-l-r.jpg      UPCOMING

                                  ‘Aggregate’ at Backdoor Gallery, Dalmuir as part of the  

                                  Loch Lomond Quilt Show,  14 – 17 May 2008 

                                  ‘Aggregate’ will run for longer – dates to be confirmed.


3 Responses to “C.V. & Other Info”

  1. Ruth Higham Says:

    Dear Clyde,

    Great to see the blog up and running – and a photo of Loch Lomond car park – will link you into the Loch Lomnd Quilt SHow website as soon as we can

    Looking forward to seeing more
    best wishes

  2. Sheelagh Machin Says:

    I am greatly impressed by the creativity and artistic talent. Great work

  3. clydeolliver Says:

    Thanks Sheelagh!

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