Coming from a scientific/craft background Hilary Bell has found herself discovering the world of creative expression through completing a City and Guilds diploma in Design and Crafts – Stitched Textiles in 2007.
Feltmaking has been a particular interest over the last years, but it is the exploration of various techniques and materials and the combinations of these that lead her in a particular direction.
Her inspiration has come from looking at rocks and stones and this has led to an interest in the nature of matter, leading to an interest in sub atomic particles and the nature of matter and energy in the accelerating expansion of the universe. Energy and Impermanence are themes which she would like to explore further in her work.
The Mill project, which Filament has embarked on, is interesting as the themes of impermanence and disconnectedness are very much present.
She teaches with Dublin Creative Textiles in Howth, (www.dublincreativetextiles.com) which has the aim of encouraging people to expand the conventional approach to textiles and enjoy the creative process
2012 Filament Exhibition at the Dublin K & S Show
2011 Filament Exhibition at the Dublin K & S Show
2011 “Latitudes” Exhibition, Airfield , Dundrum, Dublin
2010 Filament Exhibition at the Dublin K & S Show
2010 “Uncommon Threads”, Samhlaiocht Gallery, Tralee, Co. Kerry
2010 “Uncommon Threads”, Graffon Gallery, Castlele Espie, Co. Down
2009 Filament Exhibition at the Dublin K & S Show
2009 Bag entitled Baggage accepted for CCOI RDS Exhibition
2008 Filament Exhibition at the Dublin K & S Show
2007 City and Guilds graduation exhibition at the K & S Show
2007 Feltmakers Ireland Exhibition, Blanchardstown Library