Katharine Swailes

Katharine Swailes

Artist, Maker, Digital designer, Researcher

I have created textiles works for over 20 years, specifically working in tapestry for the last 15 years. I specialises in both conventional flat wall works and smaller three-dimensional, sculptural pieces - as well as weaving large scale commissions at West Dean Tapestry Studio - I am interested in the constructively open ended nature of the medium. Recent works explore the textures, systems and structure of Central Manhattan - using a limited pallete of techniques, material and colour. The inclusion of gold thread offers a contrast in structure to the natural fibres of cotton linen and wool. The latest series of work draws on the museum collections, the parks and streets of Manhattan. read full statement

Location Arundel, South East
Activities Practice-based research, Private commissions, Digital Design, Collecting
Artforms / type of project Project, Photography, Research, Textiles, Unclassified
Website http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/directory/maker/katherine-swailes/

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