27th May – 4th June 2023 Creative Kernow

Fiona J Sperryn

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Inspired by colour, environment and creatures, Fiona hand weaves her drawings, creating contemporary artwork on a state-of-the-art digital loom.

Handwoven digital tapestry artwork in rural Cornwall: Fiona J Sperryn MA RCA.

Discover colour, creatures and landscapes, all inspired by the natural environment and a love of creative process. Personal experience and skilled craftsmanship meet in each handwoven artwork Fiona creates in her studio close to Bodmin Moor. You will find representations of local places and more colourful abstract pieces on a variety of scales in her special textile pieces.

Visit a purpose-built studio with countryside views. The cedar cladding blends into the surroundings but inside you will discover a state-of-the-art digital jacquard loom, one of few in the country. This tool allows the artist to hand weave her original drawings into contemporary fine art textiles. In a process underpinned by traditional technique, each unique artwork is skilfully crafted with sustainable yarns. Fiona will share how her drawings are expertly translated into a series of weave structures then carefully transformed into beautiful cloth.

Be inspired by a working space with colourful threads, carefully selected yarns, beautiful fibres, wooden looms and found objects. There’s nothing like seeing these textiles in real life, enjoying the surfaces in changing light and having the opportunity to study the detail and appreciate their beauty for yourself.

See in person new pieces evoking the Cornish landscape, recently shown at the Bedruthan Hotel near Newquay. These handmade digital tapestry hangings will be on the walls for sale alongside framed drawings, smaller framed textile artworks perfect for gifts and a few quirky pieces to inspire wonder. Meet the maker and hear the story each piece has to tell.

Chat about a commission, art, design and sustainable production or share ideas on chard, chickens and diggers.

 



Opening Times
11am - 5pm

Opening Days
Sat 27th May
Sun 28th May
Mon 29th May
Thu 1st Jun
Fri 2nd Jun
Sat 3rd Jun
Sun 4th Jun


Directions
Follow Quarry Road straight beside the car park by the village hall. Don't turn or veer off left or right. Follow signs to continue on between White Lodge and Higher Woolston. Parking at end of lane with room to turn. The garden gate will be open.
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Accessibility
The venue has on site parking
The venue has toilet facilities
The venue is open all year round by appointment


Accessibility Information
Access via sloped garden path and patio. Parking to garden gate 20m then 30m to studio. One step up into the studio. Studio space not suitable for groups or pushchairs. Venue not suitable for wheelchairs. Access to toilet involves one step into house and one step in house. Please call in advance with any questions.