Felicity Bristow

Welcome to my website, I am an Artist + Designer making artist books and prints,
book installations and customised hand bound journals.

I studied Architecture and Art & Design at Edinburgh College of Art
and I have an MA in Contemporary Art Practice.
I work from my studio But n Ben Bindery & Press in Maxton,
in the beautiful Scottish Borders.

The Banks of a River

A site specific collection of abundant seeds and flowers foraged on walks along the banks of the River Tweed, Maxton (July 2016) paired with an elemental water poem.

Draw-ing(s) + landscape

A series of ongoing experimental paper works exploring the pigments held within seeds, flowers and the soil.

Draw-ing(s) + buildings

A series of site specific paper works seperating the colours within manufactured pigments and dyes, exploring the idea of the book in abstract; specifically the notion of the book as a ‘container’ for a visual narrative.

The Boiler House

A visual and elemental exploration of the derelict Peter Womersley designed Dingleton Boiler House in Melrose.

Tools for Survival

Two exhibitions by Jenny Pope, Liz Douglas and Felicity Bristow in Glasgow + Hawick showing new work challenging notions of what it is that is required to ‘support our survival’ in current times.

edgelands

Bristow + Wilson (2017) commission at Meadows Yard nature reserve running four days of community workshops over two weekends recording the local habitat, plants and weather.

Journey Lines

Bristow + Timmins (2016) ArtRail commission, artists in residence on the Borders Railway + the ‘Ticket office’ on Portobello Promenade.

Boeken

Reflections: glass: water: art: science (2016) was an artist residency; part of the Festival of Architecture | Boeken was a series of site specific installations in response to the lake and library at the Haining House, Selkirk.

Hame

‘Hame’ is a sculptural game made from small bronze house pieces, set on a slate they address location + landscape across the riven surface – exploring isolation in rural communities.

Plot 55b

Bristow + Wilson (2019 – 2021) artists in residence at Plot 55b, Cragentinny & Telferton Allotments | Developing ‘The Seed Library’ a community seed sovereignty project.

But n Ben Bindery & Press

Hand bound books, journals + prints made in the Scottish Borders.

Artist + Designer

But n Ben Bindery