Jackie Bennett

Jackie Bennett is an artist-weaver with over 25 years of experience. She gained a Post-Graduate Diploma in Tapestry Weaving in 1997, at West Dean College. She exhibits her work regularly and sells to private collectors, internationally. She has been teaching weaving for 15 years and is a member of Tapestry Touring International. 

Describe your approach to teaching
My approach to teaching is person-centred. When teaching adults, I try to acknowledge their previous learnt experiences and how they can be related to the teaching I deliver.

What inspires your work?
Through my weaving, I aim to capture the essence of a thought or feeling as a physical, textural expression. I like to observe landscapes and trees, also medical and complementary practices.

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