Through the exploration of craft materials, Harriet Lawton’s practice highlights the beauty of objects and collections. Contemporary interpretations of traditional patterning, her design pieces and art objects feature remediated marks taken from various cultures and eras. She works as an independent artist and an artist educator; using making to deliver narratives about collections and communities.
Each series of work celebrates the value of a specific collection and the memento function of its objects. Harriet plays with illusion and scale; crossing materials and techniques. Ceramics are cut like a textile, textiles are manipulated to allude to the form of a 3D object and patterns transfer from objects to 2D surfaces.