BUDDY MFG presents a limited edition series of hand woven runner and plate sets created by Jennifer Chen-Su Huang at GnarWare Workshop. Using skills from her apprenticeship with Atayal weavers in Taiwan, Huang has created table runners paired with hand built and glazed plates with impressions from traditional weavings mirroring her own textiles. Dimensions: Runner: 57 × 9,” (2) 9” plates, 10” serving platter Materials: Warp: Hand-dyed pink cotton thread, turmeric and onion skin dyed cotton-wool blend thread, and cotton thread Weft: Paper silk thread, Plates: Glazed ceramic
Jennifer Chen-su Huang (Pilsen & New York)
Huangis an artist and writer whose process-driven works interweave elements of craft tradition, language, history, and memoir. She is a 2021 Luminarts Fellow and an artist-in-residence at Chicago Artists Coalition's HATCH program. In 2017-2018, Jennifer completed a Fulbright Fellowship in Taiwan, where she was a Research Fellow with the Ethnology Department at National Chengchi University, as well as a Visiting Artist at Tainan National University of the Arts. She graduated with her MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received her BA from the University of California, Berkeley. She is currently an editor for the Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of World Textiles to be published in 2023 and a graduate student at New York University, where she is examining textile traditions through the lens of Performance Studies.
GnarWare Workshop (Pilsen)
GnarWare is a Chicago based ceramics studio founded in 2017 by Liz McCarthy. This space is dedicated to providing studios, workshops, and drop-in tutorials to help artists and hobbyists work through ideas. GnarWare is committed to material and conceptual experimentation as a workshop and community gathering place. GnarWare encourages conversations around developing skills and de-skilling developments.
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