I'll be teaching a 7-day workshop at Sätergläntan Institutet in Sweden this summer.
This concept-led course will encourage students to experiment with weave as a medium for building structures out of uncommon materials. We'll be exploring materials commonly used by other industries and disciplines, those second-hand or rejected goods; the process gives existing materials another meaning and role in life while you experiment with different ideas and outcomes. This process will engage students in understanding and perhaps re-inventing weave through experimental works.
The results are 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 traditional weave methods and experiment with fresh ideas or new materials. It eventually resulted in the translucent sculptural work 'X-Ray' series, which exposes its vertical warp structure.