Artist: Joanne Lamb

An open hand holding a very delicate cup-shaped object made from loosely woven, thin natural fibres. The vertical strands are blue and white, and the horizontal ones are pink. You can see through the vessel, almost like bars on a window. The joining at the top of the vessel appears like a crown of thorns.

Samhain Vessel

MA Textiles
Royal College of Art

Joanne is a textile artist and maker.

Joanne has a long history of working with textiles, specialising in producing woven textiles. Currently exploring her practice off the loom, her artistic interests are grounded in an appreciation of the natural world and the handcrafted. Joanne experiments with basketry, natural dyes and other hand skills based techniques to create one off pieces. Her making processes connect to and celebrate the gifts that the land has granted us, the properties of plants and the innovation of ancestral craftspeople.

In:Site 2024

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

Photograph by Hayley Salter

Through her project, Basket of Plenty, Joanne created baskets in a collaborative way with other people. She taught people how to make their own twine and weave it into a basket using the random weave basketry technique, or allowed people to contribute to the baskets using their own weaving skills.

Photographs by Hayley Salter

Where Next?

Artist: Rebecca Leek

Artist showcase.

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

Artist showcase.

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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