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The Future of Textiles: Innovative and Conceptual

March 4, 2019

I am delighted to be participating in the second of the 62 Group’s annual lectures at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London, alongside fellow member Catherine Dormor.
Print is often perceived as a quick process due to the potential for repetition that screen-printing allows; indeed, it is often possible to see how many screens were required, simply by counting the number of colours. My aim is to use this medium to create textiles that achieve a greater visual depth, through a painstaking and labour-intensive methodology. In From Essence to Substance – Creating Depth in Print, I will explore the use of photographic images and how their translation through the medium of screen-printing can be pushed to create something that appears much more than a photograph whilst retaining the integrity and intensity of their original spirit.
21st March 2019, 6pm at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London
Tickets are selling out fast – to book contact the FTM
62 Group of Textile Artists

Dyed, painted, screen-printed and laser cut Belgian linen

Dyed, painted, screen-printed and laser cut Belgian linen

Ctrl/Shift exhibition with the 62 Group of Textile Artists

August 30, 2018

I am delighted to be taking part in Ctrl/Shift, a major new touring exhibition with the 62 Group of Textile Artists, which is currently on at the Midland Arts Centre (MAC), Birmingham. This wide-ranging show features work grouped into four main themes and there is also a project space where you can find out more about the making process and being a textile artist.

Recast takes as its theme the shifting dynamic of interior space. As we move through our environment, so light changes and our sense of space alters. This is explored through many layers of dye, paint and print. Whilst maintaining a sense of individual compositions, there is also an overall rhythmic structure that emerges through working with multiple pieces of cloth in a grid format. It also allows me to work on a scale that is not limited to the woven width of the fabric. The introduction of areas of laser-cut, repetitive pattern creates crisp, delicate cut-outs, perhaps alluding to domestic textiles.

I would like to acknowledge and thank Glasgow Life for their support of this project in the form of a ‘Visual Artist and Craft Maker Award 2017-2018′.

Ctrl/Shift continues at the MAC until 9th September
and will then tour, starting at The National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford, Lincolnshire: 2nd February-22nd April 2019
Other venues to be confirmed for later in the year….

'Recast', dyed, painted, screen-printed and laser-cut Belgian linen; 304cm wide x 148cm. Photo: Ian Marshall

‘Recast’, dyed, painted, screen-printed and laser-cut Belgian linen; 304cm wide x 148cm.
Photo: Ian Marshall

'Recast', showing laser-cut detail

‘Recast’, showing laser-cut detail

Design Nation – new microsite

May 18, 2017

Following the very successful Design-Nation exhibition Marks and Tools curated by Liz Cooper, at the Oxo Tower Gallery as part of London Craft Week 4-7 May 2017, a new microsite has been launched showcasing the participating makers. It features examples of their work as well as giving insight to their methodologies and inspirations, in answer to questions posed by photographer and writer on design and the home, Barbara Chandler.

Design-Nation showcase microsite designed by Seen PR


Design Nation: Marks of Distinction

January 19, 2017

I will be participating in a showcase exhibition with Design Nation as part of London Craft Week 2017. Featuring a range of selected members’ work, it will highlight the use of processes and materials that demonstrate the theme of mark-making, and promote Design Nation’s portfolio and projects.
The show runs from 4th-7th May 2017; 11am-6pm each day
OXO Tower Gallery, OXO Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, London, SE1 9PH
Further details

Forthcoming Dyeing and Screen-Printing on Textiles 5-Day Course

August 12, 2016

It has been a busy year in the studio so far and I have worked with some talented artists including, most recently, Sharon Epstein – www.sharonepsteintextiles.com

I am now planning courses for the autumn/winter 2016-17. The next one will take place from 7th-11th November 2016 inclusive; places are still available.

Dye and screen-print your own designs onto fabric and achieve professional results. My courses and workshops continue to be popular with both experienced artists and makers who want some concentrated time to develop their work, as well as those new to print. Small groups of 3 participants allow plenty of individual attention and work space, as I guide you expertly through each stage, creating a supportive and friendly atmosphere.

Courses run throughout the year. Further details
Please contact Joanna for further information, to go on the mailing list or to book a place.

view of Joanna Kinnersly-Taylor's studio

view of the studio

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