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.
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2014- 2017 Manchester School of Art, BA Fine Art
2013-2014 Coleg Sir Gar, Foundation Art & Design
Exhibitions / Projects
Tentoonstelling Claudy Jongstra, NINE & Cosmic Cry - Museum de Lakenhal, Leiden NL
Dyer and Project Coordinator at Studio Claudy Jongstra
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
Lost Village Festival, Lincolnshire
Window display for Village Leeds, Leeds
Workshop at The Plant Room, Leeds
In the altogether Botanical Life Drawing class - Goodstock, Manchester (Curation)
Meadows in the Mountains Festival, Bulgaria
FRESH - Rural Arts, Thirsk
Bish, Bash, Bosh, We The North - The Royal Standard, Liverpool
Manchester School of Art Degree Show
Feign cubed - Online Virtual Gallery
Its just pink - House show, Manchester
Colace - Curated by Laura Mansfield. G02, Manchester
Opposed To.. - The Portland Barbers, Manchester
Look Read Go - Curated by Sam Belinfante. Grosvenor Gallery, Manchester
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
The Skinny - http://www.theskinny.co.uk/art/emerging-artists/manchester-school-of-art-degree-show-2017 / June 2017