‘Welsh/Finnish Textures II’


For this exhibition, Mandy Nash has developed new work experimenting with folds and pleats in felt, echoing the patterns in the environment around her, especially the Welsh coastline. Combining Finnish and Welsh wools, the pieces exploit the tactile nature of the medium and can be interpreted in many ways, as wearable neckpieces, sculptural objects, wallhangings or rugs. Shown here is ‘Welsh/Finnish Textures II’, a wall piece made in wet felted Cambrian and Finnish landrace wool.

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Artist Bio

Mandy set up her workshop in 1983 after leaving the Royal College of Art, working primarily with non-precious materials, usually anodised aluminium, producing one- off and batch production jewellery, creating large bold pieces which are both wearable and affordable.
Over the last twenty years she has been developing in work in felt, combining this with her jewellery practice, creating both functional and non functional work. Her three passions are colour, pattern and technique.

She is a member of the Maker Guild in Wales, the Association of Contemporary Jewellery adn MaP and is regional co-ordinator and vice chair of the International Feltmakers Association. She has exhibited widely in the UK, Europe, Japan, USA and Canada.