Atelier Weftfaced will be representing British artists Katharine Swailes and Caron Penney at the prestigious London Art Fair. Swailes exhibited as a selected maker for Collect Open 2019 at the Saatchi Gallery, with the expansive series The Constellations. Swailes will be showing ‘Le Bric et de Broc’, a modular work comprising of nine individual tapestries. This work has never been seen before in London and was shortlisted for the Cordis Prize, in Edinburgh which is an initiative of Miranda Harvey and Ian Rankin of the Cordis Trust. It is the world’s largest award for tapestry, ‘aiming to encourage and reward ambition and scale in the field of contemporary weaving.’ (Cordis Trust)
Penney exhibits both nationally and internationally most recently at the International Trade Fair, Munich, Germany with Galerie Handwerk. In the Crafts Council magazine Crafts (issue 273), Isabella Smith writes of Penney’s tapestries ‘they are quiet grids of off- white, dove grey and charcoal wool punctuated with gold gilt thread; the subtle greyscale hues are married with a clear graphic strength.’ Penney will be exhibiting the tapestry ‘The Challenge’ an exceptional work which was shown in ‘Weaving New Worlds’ is at the William Morris Gallery, June - September 2018 amongst other works of the same series.
Weftfaced is an atelier in the heart of Sussex representing the crafts of hand woven tapestry and textiles. Established in 2013 the workshop makes from their UK based studio. It has built up an exceptional reputation amongst its clients and within the field of textile production for exquisite quality, a considered aesthetic, and a deep understanding for their materials.
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