Ruthin Craft Centre: As William Morris said…..

Ruthin Craft Centre Image2014“Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” William Morris

The Ruthin Craft Centre currently have an exhibition of contemporary craft objects, curated by Gregory Parsons, which have been designed and made by individuals whose creative practice the Gallery believe would engage and intrigue the influential Victorian.

Dates: 26 July – 21 September 2014

Exhibiting: Andrew Clancy / Jason Collingwood / David Colwell / Sebastian Cox / Jenny Crisp / David Frith / Kevin Gauld / Tanya Gomez / Joseph James Hartley / John Leach / Mourne Textiles / Gareth Neal / Catarina Riccabona / Michael Ruh / Daniel Smith / Philip Stevenson / Edward Teasdale / Richard La Trobe-Bateman / Derek Wilson.

Weaver Catarina Riccabona is among the exhibitors.  She designs and makes cushions, scarves and throws with each piece being hand-woven on a traditional loom and produced from start to finish in her studio in Southeast London.

Catarinas’ work is often inspired by tribal textiles, vintage grain sacks and linen towels as well as by memories of textiles from her childhood like mattress ticking or antique kilims. The look of her work is also determined by her very eco-friendly choice of yarns: linen, hemp, wool and alpaca (all undyed/unbleached and sourced from the UK and Europe).

Catarina_19.4.14 0942Coloured yarns are plant-dyed or second-hand (from donations) or simply the natural colour of the animal fleece. Her work can also be seen in The New Craftsmen outlet in Mayfair.

Catarina is also featured on The Crafted Studio  in a video. The Crafted Studio is a website in which the Independent craft researcher Grace Reff  travelled to Europe to meet and interview selected contemporary craft makers. She presents edited versions of the studio interviews in both printed and video formats on the site.

Other  weavers featured in the exhibition.
Mourne Textiles
Jason Collingwood

Jenny Chrisp

Images and Text from Ruthin Craft Centre website, Catarina Riccabona and Grace Reff



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