Ffion Taverner is an artist who specialises in Natural Dyes which are often sourced from her surroundings in rural Wales and most recently in The Netherlands.

 

Having completed an Instructional Artist Residency specialising in Natural Dyes with Arquetopia in Peru 2019 which delved into the tradition of colour within Peruvian culture she has gone to deepen her knowledge of natural colour in The Netherlands. She has been running the dye studio and gardening at Studio Claudy Jongstra.

 

Working within such a slow medium creates an open-ended relationship to each ingredient sourced. She reads nature through colour, allowing her curiosity to forage and collect material; cooking up experimentation. Natural colour has incredible depth, working with historical natural dye plants and various local plants, this depth is portrayed with an embedded connection to the natural world. 

Don't hesitate to get in contact for collaborations,

workshops and general queries. 

Ffion Taverner

ffi-t@hotmail.co.uk

UK

 

Education

2014- 2017     Manchester School of Art, BA Fine Art 

2013-2014      Coleg Sir Gar, Foundation Art & Design  

Exhibitions / Projects

2020

Workshop facilitator for Studio Claudy Jongstra at Parcival College, Groningen NL

Workshop facilitator for Studio Claudy Jongstra at Rijksmuseum Twenthe, NL

Tentoonstelling Claudy Jongstra, NINE & Cosmic Cry - Museum de Lakenhal, Leiden NL

Dyer and Project Coordinator at Studio Claudy Jongstra 

2019

Workshop with Orchis Floral Design, Sheffield 

Workshops with The Plant Room - Garden Sessions, Leeds

Workshops at The School of Sustainability, Bukky Baldwin Shop, The Whitworth, Manchester 

Festival Decor at Lost Village Festival, Lincolnshire 

Window display for Village Leeds, Leeds 

Workshop facilitator at The Plant Room, Leeds

2018

In the altogether Botanical Life Drawing class - Goodstock, Manchester (Curation)

Meadows in the Mountains Festival, Bulgaria 

FRESH - Rural Arts, Thirsk

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Residencies 

Instructional Artist Residency in Natural Pigments, Arquetopia, Cusco, Peru  2019

Artists Lock In 2017 Residency, ArtHouse Jersey  2017​

Ballyvaughn Field Trip, Ireland  2017

Cyprus College of Art Summer School  2014

Features

Studio Claudy Jongstra at Museum de Lakenhal - (7 mins in)

https://www.theearthissue.com/artists/a-sculpted-land

https://ellamaidownes.wixsite.com/textiledesign/communcating-colour

The Skinny - http://www.theskinny.co.uk/art/emerging-artists/manchester-school-of-art-degree-show-2017 / June 2017