Alix Swan


Warwickshire, England.

alixswan@hotmail.com
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2007 MA Contemporary Crafts
2003 BA Design Crafts

 

Described as a ‘textile artist’, ‘fine art bookmaker’, sometimes ‘paper artist’, I am a designer-maker with a love of combining paper, print, graphics, textiles and found materials.  Everything is made by me.  I cut, sew and assemble by hand.  I have a computer, digital camera and four old typewriters and my home is a treasure trove of found and second-hand materials.  I am happiest working on a small, even miniature, scale and my eye for detail and finish is of great importance.  The themes of my work are vintage stories, rhymes and sayings.  I have learnt the universal human need for these traditional forms and the importance of keeping them alive which is why I offer my work as a quirky twist on the traditional that connects with reminiscence, rediscovery and joy.

 

‘Kie-Kie Book’ Series © from 2004: A miniature zig-zag book (5cm x 5cm) printed on high quality textured paper with covers comprised of plastic mounts depicts the essential elements of a chosen story through original drawings, digital images & quotations & stores neatly into a plastic packet; great for treasuring or slipping into a card to send through the post.
Titles available:  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland ©2004, Cinderella ©2005, Thumbelina ©2007, Rapunzel ©2007, The Red Shoes ©2004, The Elves & the Shoemaker ©2007, The Wizard Of Oz ©2004, The Frog Prince ©2007, The Princess & the Pea ©2004, Hansel & Gretel ©2007.  2011 price £20 + P&P 

Kie-Kie Book series 2004

 

‘Thumbelina Foldout’ © from 2007: Printed with digital imagery, my original drawings and quotation on high quality textured paper, this representation of the captivating fairy tale about a tiny girl by Hans Christian Anderson folds neatly away as a miniature envelope (4.5cm x 2.5 cm) to offer a charming, quirky and original gift for yourself or a friend that stores into a plastic packet; great for treasuring or slipping into a card to send through the post. 2011 price £10 + P&P

 

 

‘Frog Prince Foldout’ © from 2008: Printed with digital imagery, my original drawings and quotation on high quality textured paper, this representation of the romantic fairy tale of magical transformation by the Brothers Grimm folds neatly away as a miniature envelope (4.5cm x 2.5 cm) to offer a charming, quirky and original memento for yourself or a friend that stores into a plastic packet; great for treasuring or slipping into a card to send through the post.  2011 price £10 + P&P

 

‘Dust Jacket Books’© from 2007:  Printed on high quality textured paper & traditionally bound with thread & tapes, these handmade books have plain hard covers beneath a complimentary, illustrated dust jacket opening to my drawings, digital imagery, photographs & quotations to re-tell charming stories in limited first editions of ten (assorted sizes)
Titles available: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland ©2007, Cinderella ©2011, Thumbelina ©2007, Rapunzel ©2007, The Elves & the Shoemaker ©2007, The Frog Prince ©2011, The Princess & the Pea ©2008, Hansel & Gretel ©2007.  2011 price £92 + P&P