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I am John Binet-Fauvel, a wire sculptor and knitter from South Wales, UK.

I was born in Jersey in the Channel Islands in 1953, and my island roots (more specifically oceanic) have long influenced my work. I trained in Fine Art Sculpture at Winchester School of Art in the mid 70's, and in the early 80's I became a partner in my wife's designer textile business "Melissa Warren". During this time I explored knitted sculptural forms which led to experiments with wire. I have now set up a studio of my own and I work from home.

I now have a video of my work and how I make it on You Tube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o09hrV8bOk&feature=youtu.be

I was a member of the Makers Guild in Wales (2006-10), Waterfront Gallery (Guest Member 2006-07) and I was a founder member of Fibre Art Wales…

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  • Born on January 18
  • Joined September 3, 2008

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About

I am John Binet-Fauvel, a wire sculptor and knitter from South Wales, UK.

I was born in Jersey in the Channel Islands in 1953, and my island roots (more specifically oceanic) have long influenced my work. I trained in Fine Art Sculpture at Winchester School of Art in the mid 70's, and in the early 80's I became a partner in my wife's designer textile business "Melissa Warren". During this time I explored knitted sculptural forms which led to experiments with wire. I have now set up a studio of my own and I work from home.

I now have a video of my work and how I make it on You Tube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o09hrV8bOk&feature=youtu.be

I was a member of the Makers Guild in Wales (2006-10), Waterfront Gallery (Guest Member 2006-07) and I was a founder member of Fibre Art Wales.

I have lectured at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London (2003), and have had my work featured in numerous publications and a TV series. These include -

Craftsman craft & design (no.195)
Jan/Feb 2008

Slip Knot (no. 109)
Sept 2005

Knitting
June 2005

Interweave Knits
Summer 2004

Workbox (no. 80)
Apr/May 2003

Machine Knitting News
Mar 2003

Slip Knot (no. 98)
Dec 2002

Embroidery Vol 53 & 54
2002/03

"In Britain" Magazine (Tourist Board) Article on Welsh Makers
1999

"Beautiful Things" BBC TV Series on Individual Designer/Makers
1998

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