Kendall Clarke MSDC

Woven Textiles

About Kendall
Kendall Clarke makes two and three-dimensional textiles for exhibition and installation. Her work is concept-led and driven by experimentation with materials. It is characterized by fineness and detail. She uses painting, mark-making, erasure and other techniques during the process of weaving to produce structurally-complex multi-layered pieces.
Website
Biography Back to top

Kendall's work is concept-led and driven by experimentation with materials. It is characterized by fineness and detail, and is informed by a subtle aesthetic, influenced by the simple beauty of traditional and contemporary Japanese crafts. She uses painting, mark-making, erasure and other techniques together with hand weaving to create structurally-complex pieces that explore surface, layers and time.

She produces fine art pieces that have a sound technical and design underpinning, and a strong craft bias and dedication to craft excellence. The commitment to material experimentation and dedicated craft practice found in particular among Japanese textile artists is a source of inspiration in terms of approach and outcome. She often uses a combination of traditional and contemporary techniques and materials to produce interesting contrasts and juxtapositions. Recent research has led to a focus on working with paper and paper-like yarns and painting warps with inks, as well as using reductive processes on hand woven cloth.

She is fascinated by written as well as visual language, in particular the unreliable nature of language and the consequent instability of interpretation and meaning. Ancient scripts and calligraphic marks, and their lost meanings, are a current area of interest. Through effacement and erosion the passage of time complicates and frustrates our attempts at understanding.

Resumé Back to top

Awards

Cockpit Arts/Arts Society Award, 2019

Vlieseline Fine Art Textile Award (Highly Commended), 2019

New Beat, International Student Competition, International Shibori Symposium (Finalist), 2018

Education

MA, Woven Textiles, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, 2019

Exhibitions

Vlieseline Fine Art Textiles Award, 2019, London, Dublin, Birmingham, Harrogate

Connected, Oxo Gallery, London, 2019

Transition, Espacio Gallery, London 2018

New Beat, International Shibori Symposium, Japan 2018

Stories in the Making, Crafts Study Centre, Farnham, 2017

Kendall Clarke: Woven Textiles, Bloomsbury Design, London, 2015


Other Makers in Woven Textiles
  • Fleur is a traditional designer-maker of woven textiles, who seeks fluidity and rhythm of design in her use of colour, texture and pattern....

    View profile
  • Cally is a handweaver with a strong commitment to sustainable making.

    View profile
  • Susi is a designer and weaver of contemporary cloth that can be hung on the wall or over a window, of home textiles and a range of scarves...

    View profile
  • Rebecca is a woven textile designer and hand-weaver, creating designs for interiors & accessories in British Wool with natural dyed colour.

    View profile
  • Jan is an award winning artist working mainly in hand woven art textiles. Limited editions and bespoke work are her hallmark.

    View profile
  • Established textile artist Jacqueline James specialises in making exclusively designed hand dyed and woven rugs for distinctive interiors.

    View profile
  • Tapestries tell stories. Margaret Jones work is no different, she works in sequence, each work moving the narrative onwards. The tales are...

    View profile
  • The exciting forms and transparent nature of her woven fabrics is provided by the unique properties of yarn made from Japanese paper.

    View profile
  • Sharon's woven designs are highly innovative bespoke pieces celebrating the beauty of cloth. Her work explores the idea of trace,...

    View profile
  • Heidi's been weaving in silk since 1977. The way silk feels and the way it takes the dye, allows her to create very subtle colour blending...

    View profile
  • Louise is a weaver who uses natural fibres and dyes to create textiles for interiors. Her designs respond to light and space.

    View profile
  • Liz is an award-winning contemporary textile artist designer, developing and weaving textiles from her own original artwork. She creates...

    View profile
  • Teresa is a woven textile designer maker of unique designs using sustainable and ecological hand dyed yarns which produce finished one of a...

    View profile
  • Edna's textural woven accessories are characterised by mixing natural yarns, and exploring the unpredictability of Indigo dyed materials.

    View profile
  • Sally Weatherill has always been passionate about art and textiles and studied both art history and printed/woven textiles in the US before...

    View profile
  • Diane is a cloth weaver with a passion for sharing creative skills. She is lead artist with The Big Weave, a socially engaged practice...

    View profile