LUCY RHODES : MARKS 1, 2 & 3
Dimensions: 15 x 16 cm
Materials: Cotton, linen and wool/nylon yarn
Lucy’s interest in weaving is rooted in a material fascination. Drawing on images of the marks left by time and nature, she seeks to explore these processes through her work. Layers of cloth woven in different materials often feature in her explorations as she tries to understand the relationship each play in the combined cloth. Although she has a love of natural fibre, she experiments widely and is constantly seeking out new and interesting yarns to explore their material properties once woven into cloth.
Lucy was drawn to the pots of Hans Coper as the hand of the maker was so clearly visible. The sgraffito lines drawn onto the surface of the two vessels studied were deliberate, and yet had a random quality that appealed to her sensibility. Lucie Rie’s lines, in contrast, showed none of the random and yet the hand of the maker still shone.
Lucy has woven a panel of cloth to represent each vessel. The cream background yarn and weave structure were chosen to create a fabric with sheen, representing the glazed pot. A contrasting yarn of either linen or wool/nylon blend was added to highlight the textural nature of the sgraffito lines she was responding to.