Jilly designs and sews one-of-a-kind dolls in a folk art style, using recycled felt, incorporating embroidery, applique and other vintage finds to create original works for display.
Exhibiting in 2021
Jilly studied Fine Art at Edinburgh University and has worked in creative industries variously as a botanical illustrator, editor, art director and, most recently, a textile artist. Her main focus now is creating quirky, characterful art dolls with unique details, such as pearly kings with button-embellished coats and fearsome pirates armed with silver fish knives. Private commissions give Jilly the chance to research new subjects and to experiment with different materials and patterns.
This is the first year that Jilly Lovett has exhibited at York Open Studios
212 Bishopthorpe Road,
One step up to front door. One step over threshold. Exhibits are displayed in two downstairs rooms. Visitors leave by back yard, through gate, down a step and over cobbles through the alley to Finsbury Street.