My practise relies on sustainably creating work and teaching the public how to use natural dyes and Botanical material with new natural fibres and recycled cloth/paper to create pattern. I rely on local resources and engage with local groups of all ages. My aim is to help the public to find a way back to nature in their quest for creativity. My technique is perfect for any age and can be taught to beginners as well as professionals. In my own work I like a diversity of treatments which allow me to keep pushing my boundaries.
I was trained in the wall painted heritage I worked as a stenciller for many years, creating and recreating wall treatments for private use as well as for heritage organisations and businesses, my last commission was for the Willow tea rooms in Glasgow in 1918. I gradually moved to textile over the past 5 years gaining knowledge via intense professional workshops with professionals at the top of their game. I regularly engage with community groups in a skill exchange process and have recently completed a skill exchange with a number of groups in Northern Thailand (silk and cotton weavers, local artists and two universities) in a quest for traditional skills and botanical resource I can not find in the UK.
I am very motivated by the climate change issues. I am very interested in working with the "non" artist public to motivate creativity.
My next exhibition "Printing in Woodlands" will take place in the Glasgow Botanical garden on 29/2 1/3
Elisabeth Viguie Culshaw
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The Lansdowne House