Gane Prize for Excellence at Society of Designer Craftsmen Summer Exhibition
Each year the Gane Trust gives an Award for Excellence to a member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen taking part in their summer exhibition. This year, textile artist Marian Jazmik was awarded the prize of £500 at the Wonder show in Chichester last month.
The SDC judges look for innovation, high quality of workmanship and work that challenges the audience to think around perceptions of Craft in the wider world of the Arts.
Marian creates abstract textile art inspired by the shapes and texture of the natural environment. Led by experimentation, her work evolves into highly textured 3D sculptures, wall pieces and vessels. The manipulation, construction and deconstruction of fabrics principally by heat, along with the inclusion of mixed materials otherwise destined for landfill are a key feature of her work.