Sculptural Random Weaving with Meri Peach
Sat 18 & Sun 19 April, 10am – 4:30pm
$400, Early Bird Discount $360*
Fees include: materials and GST.
Random weaving is an ancient basketry technique that offers exciting possibilities for sculptural construction. In this workshop, students will be introduced to the technique and principles of random weaving by constructing a cane bowl, then move on to creating more complex forms and exploring different materials such as reclaimed telephone wire, plastic cables and strips of leather. Notes and all materials will be provided, and students are welcome to bring other materials for experimentation.
Students please bring your lunch, a pair of secateurs and a pair of scissors.
About the Teacher:
Meredith (Meri) Peach is an Australian fibre sculptor and basket maker working with natural fibres and reclaimed synthetic materials. Her other career in biology has been a major influence on her artwork, which often references natural structures and human relationships with the environment. Meri first experimented with basket making in 2002 and branched out into sculpture soon afterwards. She has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions, sold baskets through retail venues and completed several artist residencies. Meri was a founding member, President and Newsletter Editor of Basketry NSW Inc. She is a very experienced teacher and has delivered many workshops on fibre sculpture and basketry since 2005.
*Early Bird discount available until 4 April
Meri Peach’s work pictured above.