Ceres: Artists in Residence

We are delighted to be working with textile collective ‘Ceres’ as Artists in Residence at MoDA for the next few months.

Ceres‘ –  Lara Mantell, Florence Hawkins and Zoë Burt  – are a trio of eco-conscious designers, with expert knowledge in dyeing and printing natural dyes onto fabric and paper.  They are particularly interested in natural dyes, and their work often involves foraging for plants, linking plants, people, pattern and design.

Ceres have visited MoDA several times, and have been especially interested in our dye book, which features an array of coloured textile samples along with pencilled notations about chemical formulae.

(This book has been written about before by Middlesex student, Sylvia Ikua, who described finding out more about its history).

Lara, Florence and Zoë gathered lots of ideas and will be developing their own textile designs inspired by MoDA’s collections.

Over the next few weeks we’ll be hearing more about their creative process.

Hear what Lara had to say about finding colour inspiration in MoDA’s collections:


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