In collaboration with global art-marketplace & creative networking platform, BetterShared, The Blühen Studio created a workshop for the local community in Croydon, where BetterShared is based.
The workshop was part of ‘African Art Shared,’ a series of events celebrating contemporary African art created by international and local artists.
Amber Roper – ‘I have always had a huge interest in woven textiles from different parts of the world, and found the differences in their creative process and creative styles very inspiring. I decided to focus on the woven textiles of Ghana & Mexico as they both showcase elements that are present in my artworks.’
The participants were taught basic weaving & winding techniques, enabling them to create their own woven panels.