Stephanie Jayce Stoker, Untitled (Scarf 1); Organic linen, natural dye & eco-printed warp, 12" x 36", 2020 (Photo Credit: Jennifer Cake)
Stephanie Jayce Stoker, Untitled (Scarf 2); Organic linen, natural dye & eco-printed warp, 12" x 36", 2020 (Photo Credit: Jennifer Cake)
Stephanie Jayce Stoker, Vessel; sub mucosa membrane, linen, silk, natural dye, 2.5" x 4", 2020 (Photo Credit: Jennifer Cake)
Honouring and exploring the world grounds my intentions as an artist. Colours, textures, lines and materials that come from our surroundings, and natural world, are what I look to in order to build healthy and sustainable life practices, as both a crafts person and citizen. We once knew how to seek life from the earth without destroying it. I wish to be a giver, not just a receiver in my art and to make choices the respect the land I need for my life. This work responds to the colours and textures plants offer us, and a process that allows us to create and live in partnership with our environment.
Stephanie holds a Textiles diploma from College of the North Atlantic (CNA), and an interdisciplinary BFA from NSCAD. She specializes in craft through textiles and weaving. Currently, an instructor for CNA’s Textile & Apparel Design program in St. John's, NL, Stoker teaches design, drawing, colour theory and weave. Her personal practice combines an appreciation for traditional and sustainable craft with contemporary form and concepts, while honouring nature. Stephanie has applied her love of craft and design through work with international NGOs in the development of healthy and sustainable life practices and cultural exchange, as a co-owner of her neighbourhood shop, and as a mother.