Artist: Jade Holt

BA Multidisciplinary Textiles & Mixed Media
Carmarthen School of Art

Jade is a weaver and interdisciplinary artist.

Jade works primarily in weaving, painting and printmaking. Her woven fabrics are underpinned by Celtic influences, and her commitment to sustainability defines the materials used to produce her work. The textile and fashion industries are major contributors to landfill and pollution. Collecting and reusing materials forms an important part of her process, along with exploring ways to adapt unconventional materials, such as plastic, for use in textiles.

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Three pieces of intricately coloured and designed cloth. The left-hand piece is largely pink, purple and orange; the middle piece is mostly green, turquoise, yellow, and red; the right-hand piece is pink, orange, and turquoise. These flat wall hangings have been decorated with sculptural curves that cut across them, made from scraps of similarly coloured fabrics.

In:Site 2024

Jade was one of 14 artists who were selected to show their work at In:Site 2024.

Photograph by Hayley Salter

Introducing people to frame weaving, Jade’s Frame Weaving Workshop showed people how they could create their own hand-woven pieces using basic materials that we can find cheaply second hand, or at home. Collecting and reusing materials forms an important part of her creative process, and through her project, Jade encouraged people to rethink their attitudes to textiles that they would usually throw away, repurposing them as materials for making.

Photographs by Hayley Salter

Where Next?

Artist: Rebecca Leek

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A close-up section of a larger piece, made up of overlaid abstract shapes in red, blue, and yellow. This is a mixed media piece, comprised of print, embroidery, stitchwork and painting.

Artist: Lucy Ralph

Artist showcase.

A visual and textual informational poster of a young woman wearing a white polo shirt and blue jeans, both of which have been fixed by visible repair through patchworks of red, blue and white fabric scraps. Overlaid onto this photo are the phrases ‘PATCH IT’, ‘Dads old jeans’ and ‘Old school polo’.

Artist: Lola Awolowo

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A painted, and embroidered portrait of a blue-eyed Black woman, on a background of collaged book pages. Her face is circular and tilted and she has short black hair. Her necklace and earrings are beads embroidered onto the piece’s surface. Her outline has been stitched in yellow thread.

Artist: Katy Gillam-Hull

Artist showcase.

A hand holding a green glass bead between the thumb and forefinger in front of a blurred house and tree.


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