cambridge contemporary art

Rhiannon Thomas

As a Textile artist, Rhiannon uses traditional craft techniques such as basketry and braiding with modern materials to produce 3D textiles. She manipulates materials such as wire and monofilament with colourful and tactile hand-dyed paper yarns to capture movement and shape in abstracted organic forms. Light plays an important role in Rhiannon's work, in presentation, photography, or to create an atmosphere.

Rhiannon creates sculptures using wire, cotton and paper yarn. They are displayed both in box frames and on small wooden plinths. Her inspiration for both her sculptures and paintings is from nature and the techniques she uses to create the sculptures. She uses basketry and braiding techniques to manipulate the materials, each material responds differently which creates an exciting process and a lovely outcome.

Drawings and paintings play a large part in Rhiannon's work. They are used as a starting point but often continue to develop alongside the woven sculpture. She has a particular interest in botanical forms.

For Rhiannon, craft is important because it provides a way to explore creative processes and material, while producing something beautiful, functional or communicative. She believes that it is important for our culture and our society to pass on traditional crafts and skills. Rhiannon enjoys looking at other craft works and appreciating the skill and dedication that has gone into the piece.

Rhiannon graduated from the University of Huddersfield in 2007 with Textile Crafts BA (Hons).

The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on info@cambridgegallery.co.uk or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from £150 - £270


 Garden Stars  gouache on paper  50cm x 40cm framed  £150   

Garden Stars

gouache on paper

50cm x 40cm framed

£150

 

Pansies

gouache on paper

50cm x 40cm framed

£150

Seasonal Colours

gouache on paper

£170

Wicken Fen

gouache on paper

50cm x 40cm framed

£270