Wednesday, 2 March 2011
We had a really interesting lecture today from Ptolemy Mann, who spoke us through her fourteen year career as a weaver. She has been very successful so it was great to gain an insight into what path she has taken to get to where she is today.
The day after graduating from university she started weaving in a studio, she was renting out in London, with no jobs or commission it was determination to become an artist which drove her to produce her designs. After several commissions for hospitals, hotels and large companies her work was recognised for its strong and positive use of colour. It was this use of colour which has seen Ptolemy go on to work with architects to produce inspiration designs for the interior and exterior of hospitals and schools.
Mann also spoke to us about becoming a 'brand' since a collection of her designs have now been digitally reproduced for commercial sale. After having a look at her website it is clear that she has worked hard to get to where she is, she was definately very inspiring at the lecture today.