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Joanna Louca

Joanna Louca Weaver
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Greek, English, French
Hours:
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Phone:
+357 99686278
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Thread by thread

  • • Joanna travels extensively, finding inspiration in local techniques
  • • Her collections featured in Paris and London’s fashion weeks
  • • In 2012 she established 'Joanna Louca Woven Editions'

From a very early age Joanna Louca was surrounded by textiles. “My grandmother was a lacemaker, so I would spend hours with her, assisting,” she says. The meticulous nature of the work fascinated Joanna. This, and a deep passion for the arts, led her to study woven textiles at Middlesex University in the UK, followed by a master’s degree in textiles at Goldsmiths University. Joanna then worked as a freelance textile designer in London, creating unique woven pieces. In 2001, she decided to move back to her native Cyprus where she launched her own brand as well as a workshop that now houses three large Dobby looms. She focuses on experimental textile work, creating functional textiles for architectural and interior spaces.

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Works

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Deep dyed wall pieces

Two deep dyed cotton wall pieces are presented on a light wooden structure. They were created on traditional hand looms by intertwining cotton and monofilament.

Length 73 cm
Width 160 cm
Length 73 cm
Width 295 cm

Joanna Louca Weaver
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Wall piece in copper wire

This hanging wall piece, presented on a light white structure, was hand woven on a traditional loom by combining innovative materials. Joanna intertwined copper wire and monofilaments, lending the piece an iridescent quality.

Length 102 cm
Width 275 cm

Joanna Louca Weaver
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Tactile Intuition

This wall piece hangs from a solid brass rod, emphasising the weight of the piece like a waterfall and creating a spatial 'environment'. A thick cotton warp and weft in two custom-dyed colours creates an irregular structure. The colours evoke a monolithic landscape.

Length 120 cm
Height 485 cm
Width 15 cm

Joanna Louca Weaver
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Colonial weaves

This collection of double cloth throws and wall pieces with heavy tasselling was created using the double cloth technique. The dark brown pieces, hand woven on a loom, are made from 100% cotton.

Length 120 cm
Width 270 cm
Length 120 cm
Width 290 cm

Joanna Louca Weaver

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