Meet The Maker – Tania Sneesby

Tania Sneesby - textile artist

Tania Sneesby - Textile Artist

Tania uses a variety of new and vintage fabrics, combining them with unexpected materials, to create beautiful tactile craft pieces. 

Sister - mounted piece in Heart Gallery

Sister - mounted original textile piece in Heart Gallery

She doesn’t like to over plan the work, preferring to start with just a simple sketch, and “feel the work”, enjoying the flow of extemporizing, letting the fabric determine the outcome. Tania loves the imperfection of working this way, leaving edges raw, and threads loose, emphasizing the hand made care and fragility of the work.

Grandad - mounted piece in Heart Gallery

Grandad - mounted original textile piece in Heart Gallery

As her work grows and develops, She is planning to continue with further experimentation, incorporating photographic elements, and creating new combinations and discoveries.

Tea for 3 - mounted piece in Heart Gallery

Tea for 3 - mounted original textile piece in Heart Gallery

Tania graduated from the University of Central Lancashire, where she studied illustration. She is fascinated by the relationship between text and pictures, and is particularly interested in children’s book illustration. 

Gran - mounted piece in Heart Gallery

Gran - mounted original textile piece in Heart Gallery

Tania loves traditional stories and fairy tales, and is looking forward to further development of different characters. This means that a new body of work inspired by folklore will be in our ‘May Your Dreams Come True’ Exhibition in May 2012. However, if you can’t wait that long Heart Gallery is proud to showcase a small range from Tania for our Christmas Exhibition.

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