Joanne Lamb is an Irish artist based in London specialising in woven textiles, often incorporating basketry techniques to create one off artworks. Driven by the desire to connect with and preserve the beauty of nature, by tuning into the cycles and seasons she hopes to communicate what the planet has given us, and inspire a deeper appreciation of the natural world.
Following a successful career of fifteen years in textile design, Joanne wanted to focus her efforts on hand-crafted objects. The convenience of consumerism has made everything too easy. The lack of attention to detail and little understanding of where things come from has made her want to refocus our attention back to nature.
Fascinated by the skill, imagination and knowledge of humans that have come before to make beautiful objects with plants, through weaving, twining, bending and dyeing, Joanne is in constant dialogue with the natural materials while she creates, allowing the work to develop organically, which will subtly change over time.
Her artworks are humble prompts for reconsidering sustainability and equity in our relations with the natural world. By viewing the world as a gift, and by giving people a moment to be in nature through art, it invites others to care for it and foster more community and reciprocity.
Joanne’s intention is that her work will point the way to a fairer and greener world, whilst providing a harmonious sense of place for rest and contemplation to take place.