Biography

Jacquie Binns was born in West Cowes, Isle of Wight, in 1963, Jacquie’s family moved to Manchester in 1970. Jacquie attended the High School of Art, Loreto Convent College and then Manchester Polytechnic where she did a one year Foundation Course in 1982/ 3; her tutor was Dave Pearson. 1983 to 1986, Jacquie studied a BA Textile Course at Goldsmiths College, London where her tutor was Christian Risley –  she  worked  on garments for the theatre and began making her first  vestments  for  the  church;  embarking upon a lifelong passion for making works of art for the church. Her works are unique, individual and  inspired  by  the  elements,  experiences, the Bible and people.

Jacquie’s works can be found in private and public collections in  USA, Canada,  Australia,  Europe and UK, and have been exhibited in solo, and some group shows, in museums, art galleries, cathedrals and stately homes over the years.

Some of her notable works include:

The  King Richard Ill  Coffin Pall, Leicester Cathedral

The 1400th  Anniversary cope and mitre, St  Paul’s Cathedral London.

The St Alban cope and  embroideries  for  12  copes, St Alban’s Cathedral;

The lifesize Crucifixion sculpture, St Peter’s Church, Plymouth;

The  Tower  Hill Madonna  sculpture  and 4 altar sets, All Hallows by the Tower, London;

The Unity Sculptures, St Mary’ s Church and the Christopher Rawlins School, Addersbury;

The cope and mitre for the 1st female Welsh Bishop Jo Penberthy.

4 x altar sets, Warwick Hospital Chapel, Warwick;

Vestments, Stoles, Altar Frontals and Sculpture each unique and to commission.