AA2A Artist

Penny Maltby

Artform:
Visual Artist & Maker
Year:
2018 - 19
Location:
Oxford
Social link:
@pennymaltbymaker
Project summary:

Materials have always interested me as well as how those materials came to be, how they connect with others and how we use them. Thinking through making is at the core of my practice. The challenge of new processes and new materials as well as collaborations with other artists adds to this mix of discovery, new contexts and connections.

I have a passion for the history and narrative behind traditional craft, local industry and intangible cultural heritage. I am interested in using them in new settings, bringing them to new audiences and using a range of materials in a contemporary way. I gain an inherent pleasure in the making process, using both haptic and tacit skills, often using repetitive acts; I seek to engage the viewer in the unique human experience that is derived from immersion in creative activity using the hand and basic tools.

My practice is driven by extensive research of both subject matter and materials with no predetermined outcome. I am currently exploring 3 dimensional forms created from single elements and sets of elements using techniques such as looping, knotting, weaving and twining.

Materials have always interested me as well as how those materials came to be, how they connect with others and how we use them. Thinking through making is at the core of my practice. The challenge of new processes and new materials as well as collaborations with other artists adds to this mix of discovery, new contexts and connections.

I have a passion for the history and narrative behind traditional craft, local industry and intangible cultural heritage. I am interested in using them in new settings, bringing them to new audiences and using a range of materials in a contemporary way. I gain an inherent pleasure in the making process, using both haptic and tacit skills, often using repetitive acts; I seek to engage the viewer in the unique human experience that is derived from immersion in creative activity using the hand and basic tools.

My practice is driven by extensive research of both subject matter and materials with no predetermined outcome. I am currently exploring 3 dimensional forms created from single elements and sets of elements using techniques such as looping, knotting, weaving and twining.

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