I'm excited to announce that I'll be teaching a summer course at Sätergläntan Institutet in Sweden next year.
I designed a concept-led course to encourage students to experiment with weave as a medium for building structures out of uncommon materials. These may include materials commonly used by other industries or disciplines, or second-hand and rejected goods. We may partially change or alter them to make them available for loom work. Although we will be using weaving yarns too the focus is on thinking outside of the box and using other already existing materials giving them another life and meaning. This process will engage students in understanding and perhaps re-inventing weave through experimental works.
The results of this project is often structure-based and inspirational for future projects. During my education at Central Saint Martins, I used these type of projects to move away from basic weave methods and to engage the innovative thinking. It eventually resulted in the translucent sculptural work 'X-Ray' series, which exposes its vertical warp structure.