Pig Rock Bothy
Material: Cotton / Plastic coated cotton canvas
Manufacture: Centre for Advanced Textiles, Glasgow School of Art
Aldridge has explored eco-dying, a technique that prints and colours fabric from nature, also using more unorthodox materials such as nails and kirby grips in the process. Her handmade fabrics have been transformed through digital reproduction into an apron and tablecloth. Pig Rock Bothy is often used for activities and workshops with the public – these useful products reflect the making process through their production and construction, and everyday function. Aldridge designed the original interior for Pig Rock, which included brightly coloured ceramic vessels, reinterpreted here as a handy apron-pocket.
Laura Aldridge lives and works in Glasgow. Recent solo exhibitions include Inside all my activities, Koppe Astner, Glasgow; One to another One to One, Passerelle Centre d‘Art Contemporain, Brest; California wow!, Tramway, Glasgow; Earth Minutes (with Lee Maida), Andrew Kreps, New York; Openaries (with Anna Mayer), 103 Trongate, Glasgow. Forthcoming shows include: Go Woman Go, British Council Nigeria Season, Abuja, Nigeria.