We are blessed at The Sound Temple to have Ceri Muter join us from Sydney as one of our selected Artist in Residence to host Artist Talks and Workshops here in the Perth Hills as part of our annual ‘Common Threads Woven Through Community’ Project.
Ceri (pronounced Kerry) a contemporary arm knitter since 2013, intriguingly knitting using only her arms, no needles.
She teaches workshops, is a fibre art maker and diverse creative maker. Her work is inspired by the connection between individual expression, emotional responses, the handmade process and design. Ceri believes that by expressing the essence of who we are through handmade creations, mindful creativity and sensory experiences we enhance our everyday life and our general wellbeing. Ceri approaches her workshops with enthusiasm and gratitude. Her workshops aim to empower people with their innate creative potential and cultivate an engaging makers community enriched with like-minded sharing and relaxed, playful learning.
Where everyone is inspired by each other and feels a sense of achievement taking home a completed scarf / neck ornament. Exploring her practice in curious forms and improvising with natural fibres, unexpected materials and repurposed findings, Ceri designs and creates artful statement pieces that are expressive and original. She finds creative possibilities flow organically from dwelling in stillness and being attentive to moments. A contemporary collection of jewellery also evolved from her insatiable inquisitiveness and experimental process. Her jewellery reflects individual style, imparting feelings of positivity, enthusiasm, confidence and admiration.
Ceri has been arm knitting for nearly a decade and facilitates arm knitting workshops across Sydney, in the Southern Highlands, country NSW and private tuition in Toronto, Canada. She is regularly part of various group exhibitions, open studio trails and creative pop up shops. Ceri has been on a segment of Better Homes and Gardens and is honoured to have been invited to facilitate arm knitting workshops at the inaugural Fibre Arts Festival [QLD] in 2018 and again in 2019. She lives in Sydney, Australia, has lived in Edinburgh, Scotland and was born and raised in Ontario, Canada.
Common Threads Woven Through Community is a month long community engagement project which includes topics of integrating sustainability, creativity, and traditional hand-crafted wisdom of the ages.
Our 2020 theme embraces the inter connection of our living world – the seen and unseen “The Pollination of Life” exploring the underlying connections between artists, creatives, sustainable enterprises and movements. As we all carry a thread that collaboratively weaves the health and wellbeing of our collective future on this planet.
These events are designed to share art and craft forms and exchange knowledge, to open participants up to a new way of life, they encourage the questioning of our thought patterns, they support the dissolving of old belief systems bringing a sense of belonging. You will feel deeply inspired by being part of a continuing impulse of considerable change.