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Jo Clarke

Natural renewable materials and fabrication of form using repetition of process forms the basis of my woven structures. 

My work involves using traditional basketry techniques with inspiration coming from the materials themselves. The structures reflect the materiality of the fibres used being mostly jute, Manila hemp, flax, sisal, cotton and Norfolk reed. Hand weaving, twining, binding and coiling are the methods I use to create the structures which evolve slowly as the work progresses, sometimes taking an alternative route to the one initially envisaged. Some of my designs are now available in kit form for crafters to make.
I am a member of the Norfolk Contemporary Craft Society and a licentiate member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen.
 
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