Quick slow

Barclay, Claire
An interest in craft processes informs much of Claire Barclay's work, and her sculptures and installations have often drawn on techniques used in weaving, wood-turning, ceramics and printmaking. In 2008 she was commissioned to make a new work at Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh. Quick slow was a collaboration with David Cochrane, the master weaver at the tapestry centre, in which she combined hand-crafted tapestry and printed silk with painted steel and machined brass, bringing a traditional craft technique together with machine-finished materials. Barclay's work has been described as a careful balance between 'function and dysfunction, understanding and bafflement'.
  • Artwork Details: 189 x 100 x 45cm
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  • Material description: painted steel, tapestry (wool, silk, linen) printed fabric and machined brass.
  • Credit line: © the artist. Tapesty commissioned by Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh and woven by master weaver David Cochrane.
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  • Accession number: ACC9/2010



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