Joanna Shennan

Mixed Media / Textiles • Orange Route • New in 2022

I make two dimensional patchworks from fabric and paper printed using natural forms incorporating the shape of shadows.

Images of studio
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My Practice

My work reflects the cyclical passage of time and visual seasonal change through pattern, texture and colour.

Tools & Materials

I think of my studio as a small sanctuary that I can go to make work, undisturbed by little hands and everything as I left it. I work with a geli plate to print onto fabric and my sewing machine and embroidery threads to add detail to the printed fabrics. Fabrics are mainly from unwanted clothes and curtains and I have recently organised them which feels great. I use different papers like maps, pages from old books and hand made papers to combine with the fabrics into patchworks and artists books. I have small collections of objects as well as images and books from other inspirational artists.

Examples of work
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Spring Fling Activity

William Spurway and I will offer children from 6+ the opportunity to make a monoprint with natural forms between 1 and 2pm daily.

Spring Fling Friends Offer

I will have complimentary postcards of my work available.

Studio 64


Solway House, The Crichton, Dumfries, DG1 4TA



All studios are on the ground floor with a ramp for wheelchair access. Toilet not wheelchair accessible.

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Disabled Parking


  • Toilet
  • Family Friendly
  • Parking
  • Open through the year by appointment

Evening Openings


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