Claire Willis
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BATIK

The batik works in this Gallery, show example of my work throughout the years, if anything interests you please contact me.  I have now partnered with a digital silk printing company who create beautiful limited edition runs of my silk scarves for me. The most recent additions are the scarves made in collaboration with the Lettering Arts Trust as support work for the current exhibition 'Innovative Forms the Lettering of John Skelton'.

My Events

Textiles East Fair 2018
16 Feb 2018 - 10:00 to 16:00
TEXTILES EAST FAIR 2018
Textiles East Fair 2018
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Textiles East Fair 2018
17 Feb 2018 - 10:00 to 16:00
Textiles East Fair 2018
Textiles East Fair 2018
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Batik & Mixed media
Batik is my primary medium, I work mainly on silk and sometimes on cotton. Our Environment and Cultural diversity are my favourite themes.
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I am a Batik Artist and Joint Head of Art at King's College School in Cambridge. My batik journey started many moons ago, specializing in Art and textiles alongside my teaching degree. I have travelled far and wide and lived in many countries, which of course influences my work. Batik itself, not only has become a process that I am addicted to, but I like to think it is an expression of crossing cultures, as it is used far and wide throughout the world. In 2009 Batik was added to UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list. Overseas adventures have allowed me to have a workshop in our garage in Rwanda, the top floor of our house in Sudan and for the last 13 years, alongside teaching I have been 'batiking' here in Cambridge. As well as solo and joint exhibitions over the years, I have permanent collections of my silk batik scarves in Primavera Gallery in Cambridge and the Coach House Gallery in Guernsey, I am a member of the Batik Guild. I also enjoy exploring work in different media, some of which which be available at my Open Studio.