Sally Wilson SGFA




Sally trained as a sculptor at Loughborough College of Art & Design gaining a first class honours degree before acquiring her textile skills through the City and Guilds Embroidery course.

The working methods that she employs are extensive including free machine stitch, drawing and painting techniques and welded metal work.

Drawing is an integral part of Sally’s art practice from observation and development through to the creation of final outcomes. Inspiration often comes from her immediate surroundings; natural through to urban environments and the wildlife which lives within it.

The majority of works Sally produces are event pieces, which allows her to cope with ongoing health challenges resulting from a Traumatic Brain Injury sustained a few years earlier.

In 2016 Sally won the International Hand & Lock prize for Embroidery.


Key Achievements:

2018 Shortlisted, Wildlife Artist of the Year

2017 Presidents Award, SGFA Annual Show

2017 Second Prize, International Hand & Lock Prize

2016 First Prize, International Hand & Lock Prize

2016 Shortlisted for Architectural Exhibition, Royal Academy Summer show

2016 Shortlisted, National Open Art Competition

2016 Selected for the National Open Art ARTROOMS 2016

2015 Winner of Mainly Machine Embroidery – National Madeira/Stitch competition

2015 Preliminarily Shortlisted for John Ruskin Prize

2014 Overall Winner – National Madeira/Stitch competition

2014 Award for ‘Highly Commended Work in Colour’ Annual SGFA Exhibition

2013 Overall winner – National Madeira/Stitch competition

2012 Winner of the Visitors choice- National Madeira/stitch competition

2010 Sculpture shortlisted for Royal Academy Summer Show

2009 Finalist – Pfaff Art Embroidery Challenge- International tour

2009 Overall Winner – National Madeira/Stitch competition