Sarah-Joy Ford

Sarah-Joy Ford

Sarah-Joy Ford works with and within textiles to explore queer communities, their histories and archives; employing both traditional techniques with digital, her practice employs quilting, digital embroidery, digital print, applique and hand embellishment to interrogate the erasure and marginalisation of lesbian archive materials. An artist, Post-Graduate Researcher and Associate Lecturer at Manchester School of Art, Ford approaches her artistic practice with intellectual and theoretical rigour - through a femme aesthetic of pastel shades, pinks and satin, she reappropriates objects such as the quilt, which has traditionally celebrated the milestones of a heteronormative life – birth, marriage, children, death – using them to celebrate lesbian power.