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Saskia Saunders

Saskia Saunders

Born: 1984

Hometown: Aylesbury

Based in: Stokenchurch

Saskia Saunders creates handwoven sculptures for those who seek a natural sanctuary in their lives. Her work explores the tranquillity, wellbeing and freedom felt when spending time in woodlands and forests.
Using plant-based materials such as paper, hemp and linen, she utilises the structural qualities of the yarns to craft minimal, textural pieces.
By bringing the ancient craft of weaving into contemporary form, she is addressing our way of life in the Anthropocene. Saskia’s work shares a vision of striving for a positive future for ourselves and our world, by living more sustainably, in harmony with nature.

Saskia exhibits her work worldwide with galleries such as Amelie in Paris, Contemporary Crafts Centre in Hong Kong and Ruup & Form in London. She studied weaving at the University of Brighton and lives and works in Buckinghamshire, England.


26 works for sale

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She flowed with the seasons by Saskia Saunders
Artwork

She flowed with the seasons

Saskia Saunders, United Kingdom

Mixed Media

$ 7,968

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In the quietness she could hear herself by Saskia Saunders
Artwork

Saskia Saunders, United Kingdom

Mixed Media

$ 7,958

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Ways of Being by Saskia Saunders
Artwork

Saskia Saunders, United Kingdom

Sculpture

$ 10,200

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Everflowing by Saskia Saunders
Artwork

Saskia Saunders, United Kingdom

Sculpture

$ 14,215

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Feels Like Home by Saskia Saunders
Artwork

Saskia Saunders, United Kingdom

Mixed Media

$ 7,958

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Lay on the Cloud by Saskia Saunders
Artwork

Saskia Saunders, United Kingdom

Mixed Media

$ 12,600

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Harmony Within 2 by Saskia Saunders
Artwork

Saskia Saunders, United Kingdom

Mixed Media

$ 958

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Harmony Within 1 by Saskia Saunders
Artwork

Saskia Saunders, United Kingdom

Mixed Media

$ 958

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Lightness of Being by Saskia Saunders
Artwork

Saskia Saunders, United Kingdom

Mixed Media

$ 2,830

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Peaceful Awakening by Saskia Saunders
Artwork

Saskia Saunders, United Kingdom

Mixed Media

$ 2,830

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Subtle Illumination by Saskia Saunders
Artwork

Saskia Saunders, United Kingdom

Mixed Media

$ 2,830

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The Four Seasons: Spring by Saskia Saunders
Artwork

Saskia Saunders, United Kingdom

Mixed Media

$ 9,906

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Saskia Saunders In The Studio

"I work from my peaceful studio, hidden by trees at the end of my garden. Here I keep my looms, yarns and sketchbooks and take video calls with collectors."

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More About Saskia Saunders

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What inspires you?

Forests, woodlands and the regenerative power of nature.

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Describe your creative process.

Forest bathing is always the beginning. Immersing myself in the feelings and sensations of the forest. From there I photograph, collage and write. Moving onto my sample loom I play with materials and ideas. The final pieces are woven on my Ashford loom or a handmade frame loom and if needed joined together before hanging or framing.

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What are 3 words that best describe your work?

Ephemeral, elegant, delicate

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Who are some artists that have influenced your work?

Lenore Tawney, Sheila Hicks, Magdalena Abakanowicz

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What is the most important tool when creating your work?

My Ashford loom

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What is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Plan, prepare and then let go of the outcome.

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Where do you go for inspiration?

The forests that surround us in the Chiltern Hills.


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Credentials

Exhibitions

Sanctuary, Contemporary Crafts Centre

2021

Amelie Maison d'Art

2021

London Craft Week

2020

Crafted and Curated

2020

Flow

2020

Amelie Maison d'Art

2019

Art Rooms

2019

Forms Assembled in the Light

2018

Origami

2018

Art Signe Auction

2018

Et Tu, Arte Brute

2017

Leftovers

2017

Awards

New Heritage : Blue Patch Sustainable Business

2020

Press

Guardian

2020

M.A.M.A

2018

Exhibitions

Sanctuary, Contemporary Crafts Centre

2021

Amelie Maison d'Art

2021

London Craft Week

2020

Crafted and Curated

2020

Flow

2020

Amelie Maison d'Art

2019

Art Rooms

2019

Forms Assembled in the Light

2018

Origami

2018

Art Signe Auction

2018

Et Tu, Arte Brute

2017

Leftovers

2017

Awards

New Heritage : Blue Patch Sustainable Business

2020

Press

Guardian

2020

M.A.M.A

2018

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