Introducing Nina Gronw-Lewis

I was one of those children who was always making, drawing, writing, or creating something. My Gran, a huge influence in my life, taught me to use her knitting machine to make hats and scarves at a very early age. 

Born, brought up and still living in Somerset, my rural upbringing, I believe, has always left room for my imagination, and inspiration is never far away.

Having focused on textiles and fashion, at college and university in my late teens, I then took a different path and started working with glass, playing with light and colour, and formed my first business producing sculpture and decorative homeware.

I returned to university at the age of 30 to study BA Fine Art; with questions in my practice still unanswered, I naturally progressed to Bath Spa and completed my MA in Contemporary Fine Art in 2014.

Now, I work from my garden studio creating sculpture, surrounded by my chosen raw materials; rope, wool, string, fabric, paper and found objects. Always drawn to use techniques such as knitting, crochet, weaving and rope making, manipulating, and subverting the materials former use. 

I allow my instinctive way of working to lead the process; I make, so I understand what I am thinking.

To see more of my work you can follow me on Instagram @ninagronwlewis or have a look at my website ninagronw-lewis.co.uk.

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