Jacky Puzey makes contemporary embroidery, combining artisan skills with digital expertise, in stunning 3D tableaus of vibrant colour and pattern.
Jacky says, “Great craft is about a fusion of ideas, passion and craftsmanship. When you look at or handle a beautiful crafted piece, you become immersed in both the beauty of the piece, and the story of its making. Art and embroidery is my passion – I can’t not create. I love the process of creative development and problem-solving, whether it’s a large bespoke commission or a small development sample.”
Jacky’s designs flow across wall screens, furniture and embroidered wallpapers. She creates new fabrics, textures and stories, using velvet, feathers, lace, tweed and organza as well as drawing, laser cutting and embroidery. Jacky celebrates baroque pleasure in imagery and style, pushing both her technology’s capabilities, and the embroidered crafted aesthetic.
‘Urban Leopards, Neon Cities’ is darkly elegant, wild and luxurious: heavily embroidered leopards peer out of silk and voile foliage, butterflies shimmer in and out of city lights, and monsoon rains stripe leaves. This collection is inspired by Planet Earth II ‘Cities’, where constant tensions between natural & manmade environments existence between living ‘city ghosts’, jungle leopards of Sanjay Gandhi National Park and Mumbai’s inhabitants who live within its boundaries. Jacky gives a sense of contemporary urban wildlife, musing on our relationship with nature and cities.