Jan Bowman

Jan Bowman



Jan Bowman is a woven textile designer with many years’ experience as a commercial design consultant. Her current work endeavours to break the boundaries of hand loom weaving through the creation of spatial divides, panels and sculptural pieces which challenge the conventional limits of her discipline both technically and conceptually.

The works interpret colour, form and texture inherent in landscape and seascape, exploring rhythms in nature, play of light and shadow, sequences of growth, tides and seasonal change. All the works are deeply rooted in an emotional response to both subject matter and materials.

Jan’s work is also strongly influenced by aspects of traditional Japanese aesthetic.

Her current research explores the possibilities of heightening people’s sense of ‘well-being’ through the integration of textile artwork within public spaces. Her woven works aim to bring recognition of the original natural source, attempting to harness something of the ‘healing energy of nature’.

Recent notable exhibitions: Collect 2022, Somerset House; ‘Our Journey’, National Centre for Craft and Design Sleaford 2022, ‘Mind &Body ‘exhibition National Centre for Craft and Design Sleaford 2019/2020; ‘Breaking the Boundaries summer exhibition The Museum of Carpet, Kidderminster 2019; Collect Open 2019 Saatchi Gallery London; Be Gallery, Kyoto Japan 2017.

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