Jose Heroys

Fibre artist

 

I am a fibre artist making bird sculptures and fibre art from my studio in the heart of Sussex.

The inspiration for my work comes from a life-long love of birds, nature, and wildlife. Birds especially have been a passion since childhood and remain an endless source of joy and fascination for me.

My sculptures are made using wool yarns and carded fleece, with each one taking many hours to create. Wool is a wonderfully creative medium and I love working with it for its warmth, texture, and versatility. For me, it also carries a strong sense of connection to the countryside and to the history of traditional hand skills.

I’m passionate about capturing character and a sense of aliveness in my work. New designs always begin with sketches to get a feel for proportion and personality. After matching and selecting yarn colours and textures, I then make each bird by hand using a mixture of crochet, needle-felt and my own invented techniques to bring them to life. Finally, each bird is ‘close rung’ with its own individually numbered metal leg ring.

I love bringing these birds to life and I hope they make you smile.

Photographs on this page reproduced with kind permission of LandLove magazine and photographer Sussie F Bell.

Photographs on this page reproduced with kind permission of LandLove magazine and photographer Sussie F Bell.