Michelle Williams

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Ahoy There!Hills Through The TreesBladder Campion
Ahoy There!

Ahoy There!

Hills Through The Trees

Hills Through The Trees

Bladder Campion

Bladder Campion

This process starts with a lump of clay and a handful of fibres.

To make the frames I roll clay into slabs cutting shapes, then pressing in plants and using various tools to decorate the surface before firing in a friends wood fired kiln. I spin all the yarns using wool, silk, synthetics and others. I mainly dye my own fibres using both natural and chemical dyes.

I weave 'scenes' in the frames, these are generated from local views etc., I have photographed or previously 'seen'. Occasionally I weave the frames with white handspun wool and then dye them in the frame this changes the way the tones of colour flow.

I usually add small ceramic shells, starfish, sails, or flowers I have made in clay giving depth to the atmosphere and dimension.

'Themes' occur but as each weaving is woven in its own frame it is totally unique.