PAULINE BURBIDGE QUILTS
I am a textile artist, designer and quiltmaker. The landscape, plant-forms and seasonal changes, here in the Scottish Borders, provide endless resource and inspiration for my textile work. This website concentrates on showing recent work. I hope you enjoy it, feel uplifted and inspired!
I draw, stitch, print and collage my way through many processes to create what I see as ‘textile landscapes’, making unique, large-scale, stitched, collaged and quilted textile wall hangings, as well as functional, usable quilts. They are all made from a broad range of fine cottons and silks. I immerse myself in the process of making and fuse this together with the imagery that inspires me. I never tire of making, creating and inventing with cloth, colour and texture; it is where I find balance and contentment. Textiles are my celebrated medium, linking fine-art and craftwork.
My career spans over more than four decades – throughout this time I have developed my own unique visual language. Many of my quiltworks have been purchased by Museums. For example, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Whitworth Art Gallery, here in the UK, and the International Quilt Museum in the USA. I have a printed card ‘The Quilts of Pauline Burbidge in MUSEUM COLLECTIONS’, which is available on request to UK and European addresses only. Email me with your name and full postal address and I will be happy to send you one.
Photos: © Phil Dickson, psd photography & Pauline Burbidge
VIEW MY WORK ONLINE
Currently my work divides into 3 categories - Quiltscape Quilts, Quiltline Quilts and small Box Frames.
Click below to view a selection of my latest work.
Most of my quilts shown on the website are for sale – Quiltscape works range from £8,000 to £15,000. Quiltline pieces from £2000 to £4500, and the small Box Frames from £175 (drawings) to £350 (textile studies).
Please see EXHIBITIONS to plan a visit to view my work. It is necessary to see the textiles in reality to make a decision to purchase. I don’t sell online, and I rarely work on commissions.
Here is where you will find information about any upcoming exhibitions
‘Folk at Heart’ (mixed exhibition)
31 August – 23 September 2023
ALLANBANK MILL STEADING
Allanbank Mill Steading, in the Scottish Borders, is our home and studios. I share it with my husband,
the sculptor and drawing artist, Charlie Poulsen.
HOW TO FIND US
We are situated eight miles inland from the A1 and Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Rail links are good to Berwick, or by road we are approximately 1 hour south of Edinburgh and 1½ hours north of Newcastle.
The Scottish Borders is a lovely area with rolling hills, good for walking and cycling. You might like to explore the area a little whilst you are visiting our studio. If staying overnight, or looking for a meal or coffee – we fully recommend The Allanton Inn which is just around the corner from us.