Inspired by a distain for the way in which we all live our lives, DIY culture and punk, Hollie Ward seeks to create a connection with the things we adorn our bodies in on a daily basis.
Ward is currently working as a freelance textile developer specialising in hand weaving and hand knitting based in south east london.
Ward creates one off pieces, created from start to finish by one pair of hands. All of the pieces are hand woven from surplus stock yarns alongside british and icelandic wool then constructed one at a time. Working with experimental elements such as snow, water and fire to conflict the connection we have to textiles and obstruct the familiarity.
Cockpit Arts Awards
01/01/2019 - 31/12/2019Cockpit Arts + Worshipful Company Of Woolmen
01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015Scholarship from The Worshipful Company of Weavers
01/01/2015 - 31/12/2015Commendation for creativity and innovation in weaving from Huddersfield Textile Society