William Smith
William Smith
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Lorenzo Gavarini
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Jill Crowther
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Catherine Van Giap
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Shelly Perkins

Freya Gamble-Mapes

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Artwork for Freya Gamble-Mapes

Oak Leaves on Cotton

Bramble on Silk

Sycamore on Lambswool

Fire Bush on Cotton

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How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

The pigments from fresh leaves are transferred directly to the natural fibres of garments using a steaming process, leaving intricate and unique shapes and patterns.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

There is joy in discovering what I can make, and this has led me through many media, always discovering a bit more about myself. I have been bioprinting for a few years and I enjoy the novelty of working with a variety of fabrics and discovering which plant species print well onto each: I can observe the changing seasons through the colours that the leaves print onto the fabric, as well as the colours they show to the world while they grow; as my knowledge of the craft evolves, I understand the flora of my environment more intimately each season.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

Felt and Find

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