Artwork for Rosamund Black
Hand Dyed Linen
Experiment in Natural Dye
African turquoise and distressed silver necklace
My work has always concerned it self with the use of Natural materials and hand work , enjoying their inherent irregularities, qualities the artist or craftsman has no power over and can only try to work with.
To me working natural materials whether that be silver & stones , textiles & dyes or paper & pigment, is a form of alchemy where the credit for the creation belongs equally to the materials and techniques involved as it does to the artist.
To me being an artist means learning to understand the qualities of the chosen medium, respecting them and learning from them, also understanding the cultural traditions which evolve around any form of decoration.
I have No idea what to call my self, except an experimentalist, fascinated by the human desire to adorn and surround them selves with color & decoration.
I very much enjoy teaching, having held workshops on many textile related subjects, and believe that encouraging creativity and an understanding of materials and medium are extremely important.
Studied Fine art and Printmaking , going on to work commercially in Costume, Textiles and Antiques taking up positions in Antique Restoration, Design, and Retail, ...I am currently restoring for and curating a Museum collection dedicated to the history of Welsh Textiles, A project which constantly inspires me to experiment with Dying and Weaving techniques.
Summer and Christmas exhibitions at The Old School Whitton, .... h,Art exhibitions at The Old School and at Made in the Marches Gallery,
A selection of my Silver work is permanently on display at The Old Shop 47 High St Presteigne and at the Made in the Marches Gallery Kington,. Textile and Silver work will also feature in Gallery Exhibitions at The Old School Whitton.