Mary Lowry

About the artist

Mary Lowry
Mary Lowry

Textile

    Galleries

    Ewelme Pottery, Ewelme
    Mill Marsh Park, Bovey Tracey
    The Offordshire Museum, Woodstock
    Smiths Row, Bury St Edmunds
    woodstock museum, Woodstock
    Imagine Gallery, Long Melford
    The Zinc House, Little Chalfont
    Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution, London, N6 6BS
    Upstairs at Turl Street Kitchen, Oxford
    Amersham Community Centre,The Weaving Room, Amersham
    cheltenham Town Hall, Cheltenham
    Mary Ward House, London, WC1H 9SN
    The Dairy, Bledlow Ridge

    Statement

     

    For 20 years, hand weaving has been a passion for me. Following retirement from nursing, I finished an HNC in Handwoven Textile Design at Bradford College in 2006. Based in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, I design and weave scarves and shawls. The vibrant colour palettes are inspired by travels in India. Each of these one-off accessories is created in silk, linen and wool to give a lustrous finish.

     

    One of my latest range of scarves uses the Japanese technique called woven shibori, which produces permanent pleats in the cloth. It creates movement of colour from one side of the cloth to the other.

     

    I am also now using silk/stainless steel yarn in with silk and wool as an alternative way to create texture.

       

    I sell at craft fairs and exhibitions, and by commission. 

     

     

     

     

     

    Exhibition History

    2004  National Exhibition, Association of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, Wells
    2006  Association of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, Knitting and Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace, London
    2008-9  Chesham Weaving Group, Chesham
    2008  National Exhibition of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, Liverpool
    2007-9  Oxford Artweeks, Sandy Lane Farm, Tiddington
    2008-9  Bucks Open Studios, High Wycombe
    2009  The Contemporary Craft Fair, Bovey Tracey, Devon