who: Sally Mankus
what: mixed media, sculpture, installation
why: We came across Mankus's work when looking for inspiring wall hangings/quilts to show my students. Her work is actually more varied than that, she specialises in sculpture and installation and looks at everyday domestic objects as inspiration. We like the combination of imagery, texture and colour in her pieces and the unique technique she uses to achieve this lifting rust, carbon and markings from charred surfaces.