Born in Poole, Dorset, South West England

Lives & works in Exeter, Devon, South West England


Adele Thomas is a British Fine Artist whose work in art textiles has made her a featured artist in 2016 for Craft 4 Crafters show in Devon. She has been working with textiles since she could hold a needle and has achieved both a City and Guild Certificate in Textile Arts from Exeter College in 2009 and a BA Honours Degree in Fine art at Plymouth University in 2014.  Adele has written several workshops for Workshops on the Web, teaches workshops for the Embroiderers Guild and West Country Embroiderers. Her current work is focused on the spiritual experiences found from interacting and being in nature. 


Personal Statement

I am an approachable and enthusiastic artist that likes to express the deeper experiences in life. I enjoy working with many materials but particularly with natural textiles. I am hardworking, conscientious and loyal. I enjoy colour and like to express myself freely using colour and textures. 

Education and Qualifications:

CPD: Various master classes with professional textile artists for PD.

2014 Plymouth University ~ BA Hons Fine Art

2013 Exeter College ~ FdA Fine Art

2010 Bicton College ~ NCFE in Wool Felting.

2009 Duchy College ~ City and Guilds Diploma in Creative Embroidery.

2007 Exeter College ~ City and Guilds Certificate in Creative Embroidery. 

Group exhibitions:

2018 Westpoint Arena ~ Craft 4 Crafters

2016 Westpoint Arena ~ Craft 4 Crafters

2015 Westpoint Arena ~ Craft 4 Crafters

2014 Exeter Contemporary Arts Hub ~ Devon Open Studios

2014 Somerset College & Old Truman Brewery ~ Graduate Degree Show

2014 Exeter Contemporary Arts Hub ~ Exeter Open Studios

2014 Exeter Contemporary Arts Hub – Devon Open Studios

2013 Exeter Phoenix ~ Summer Exhibition 2013 Exeter College ~ FdA Fine Art – year two 2012 Exeter College ~ FdA Fine Art – year one 2011 Killerton House ~ Kingcombe group – Stitch Stitch Hooray!

2010 Killerton House ~ Kingcombe group – Following the thread

2010 Duchy College ~ Diploma show

2010 Bamford Speke Devon Arts week ~ Seaside 2009 Westpoint Stitches Show ~ annually onwards 2007 Exeter Cathedral ~ Threads of life.

2006 Exeter Cathedral ~ Taking a thread for a walk. 

Teaching Experience:

Embroiderers Guild - SW UK various workshops rusting, stitching

West Country Embroiderers - SW UK various workshops in dyeing, rusting and stitch

Mattisse Felt Wallhanging – Sparkwell Primary School

Felting Fish – Exwick Ark Nursery

Full day workshops on textile postcards, inchies and dyeing. rusting, mark making

2 hour workshops on rubbing, hand stitching and surface treatments. 

The Liberated Print, Screen Printing with a difference

Workshops on the web tutorial September 2013

Mixed Media artist for May 2013 online article. 

Work experience:

Talking Textiles ~ various primary schools