Familiar knitting stitches are transformed in the hands of textile artist Claire O’Brien…
An exploration of scale, texture and technique result in these very beautiful and unique stools and benches.
Inspiration comes from all kinds of places. This design is called Rings, reminiscent of the star coral.
In her newest collection, Olan, O’Brien interprets the designs of willow baskets, fishing knots, and traditional Aran sweaters.
O’Brien’s materials are carefully considered, choosing bespoke wool from one of the oldest spinners in the UK, Laxton Mill in Leeds. Many pieces are filled with feathers, wool or coconut fibers.
Essential to the quality of work is the local traditional cottage industry that produces these exquisite furniture pieces, each one a work of art.
Claire O’Brien has just been selected by Craft Council Hothouse 2013
For more information contact:
Claire Anne O’Brien
3 Prout Road