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;