Bobbie Kociejowski

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Statement

 

I began my weaving career after leaving university.  Initially experimenting with various types of cloth construction I quickly became fascinated by drape, handle and colour mixing produced by the interlacing of warp and weft threads in woven fabrics. Experimentation with colour relationships and optical mixing has been on ongoing theme in the development of my work. I draw my inspiration from nature and light and colour in different parts of the world where I have travelled.

My work is entirely hand-woven, hand-finished and dyeing is an important part of my practice.  I work mainly in silk and fine wool weaving scarves and shawls.

I sell my work through exhibitions, craft shows, shops and by commission.

Teaching is also an important part of my practice. This includes teaching weaving classes in adult education, giving talks to guilds and running workshops on dyeing and designing with colour.  I have also been an Artist-in-Residence in a number of primary schools.

Exhibition History

2015Form & Function Art Workers Guild, Art in Action, Artist at Home, Pond House Exhibition, Isfield, Sussex.
2014Art in Action, Artists at Home Open Studio, 4 Christmas
2013Artist at Home Open Studio
2012Abbey Dore, AAH, Artworkers Guild, Open Studio, Chiswick
2011Art in Action, AAH, Open Studio, Chiswick
2010Art in Action, Oxfordshire; AAH Artists at Home, Open studio, Chiswick
2009AAH, Artists at Home, Open Studio, Chiswick, London
2008Origin, London; Two Artists,Christmas Show, William de Morgan Centre, London; Members Exhibition, Art Workers Guild, London; AAH; Five Artist Open Studio, Chiswick
2007AAH, Open Studio; Tracey Sheppard, Open Studio, Winchester.
2006Art in Action, Waterperry, Oxon; AAH, Open Studio, London, Tracey Sheppard, Open Studio, Winchester
2005Art in Action, Waterperry, Oxon; AAH; Dulwich Workshop Sale
2004Accessorize, Walford Mill Craft Centre, London Guild of Weavers; AAH
2003Chelsea Craft Fair, London, AAH
2000Chelsea Craft Fair, London, AAH; Association of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers Millenium Exhibition
1985-1999Model House, Craft & Design Centre, Llantrisant; Solo Show, Art in Action Gallery; Woodgates Gallery, East Bergholt, Suffolk; Chelsea Craft Fair; Art in Action; Artisan, Edinburgh; Richmond Craft; Mary Kleinman Gallery, London; St. Matthew's Gallery, London; Roger Billcliffe fine art, Glasgow