Ria Beeson - Hang Time Wall Hangings
Ria Beeson studied Architecture at university so never expected to be producing wall hangings and textiles, but after failing to be able to buy what she wanted for her own home her design flair and love of sewing kicked in and Hang Time Textiles was born. Her architectural eye is definitely at play with her work, with geometric contemporary shapes and an influence of mid-century design. Her work is beautifully designed and made to a very high standard and one we are delighted to have part of Designed and Created. Bold shapes and complementary colour combinations result in amazing statement pieces for your home, all handmade by Ria. Read on to find out more about Ria and what inspires her:
Laura: How did your journey start as an artist?
Ria: I studied Architecture at university so have had some training in design. Designing patchwork patterns using repetitive shapes is quite a natural process which I am drawn to and really enjoy as it feels like there are endless possibilities.
L: How would you describe/explain your work/pieces?
R: I would describe my work as an alternative to traditional wall art. I design and make textile patchwork geometric wall hangings and cushions, from bold shapes and complimentary colour combinations. Creating art from patchwork shapes and quilting gives a tactile quality to the pieces.
L: What's Important to you?
R: It is important to me that very minimal fabric is wasted in the process. When I have left over strips or shapes of fabric, I keep these and they usually end up inspiring a new design. It is also important to me that my pieces are made to last and from high quality fabric and materials.
L: What are you working on at the moment?
R: I am currently working on a range of patchwork plant hangers that bring in the geometric shapes and colour combinations of my hangings and cushions into a functional yet beautiful piece for hanging plants.
L: What or who Influences you?
R: Several artists influence me, I am an admirer of the weavings of Anni Albers and Bridget Riley's paintings, as well as being drawn to art deco design and pattern. As a former student of architecture, mid-century modern design is something that I always draw influence from.