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Gladys Paulus is lid van de International Feltmakers Association, Somerset Art Works en van Frome Creative Network. Ze woont en werkt in het Verenigd Koninkrijk sinds 1995 en woont momenteel in Frome, Somerset.

Dit is wat ze zegt over haar werk.

I made my first piece of felt in 2005 and fell in love with the simple, humble materials and the physicality of the feltmaking process.

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A frequent starting point for my work is the natural world, but I also have a deep fascination with traditional costume, ritual and theatricality which must have its roots in the images and artefacts that were part of a childhood in a multi-cultural household.

Gladys Paulus


Born and raised in the Netherlands, Gladys started out life with a love of drawing and painting. During her years at Art College she dabbled with performance arts and later developed an interest in the visual impact and possibilities of theatrical costume and the ritualistic & cultural significance of traditional dress the world over.

Through her paternal grandparents she was introduced to the magical and highly symbolic world of Indonesian puppetry, dance and imagery. With her other foot firmly embedded in Dutch pragmatism, practicality and Northern European folklore, feltmaking has enabled her to start bringing together these influences into a language of her own.

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Gladys is grotendeels autodidact, maar ze heeft in de afgelopen jaren workshops gevolgd bij Fabienne Dorsman-Rey (Nederland), Judit POC (Hongarije), Vilte Kazlauskaite (Litouwen), Chris Lines (UK), Sheila Smith (UK), Ruth Walker (USA) en Pam de Groot (Australië).

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