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Joanne B Kaar

Joanne B Kaar

Maker of portable museums of curiosity

Dunnet, Caithness


heritage, fibre, museums


Weaver of grass,  fibre artist inspired by journeys over land, sea & through time.  Maker of portable museums of curiosity & baker of cake! I live in Dunnet, on Dunnet Head, Caithness, Scotland, only 2 miles from where I grew up in the village of Brough.  My artwork takes inspiration from our heritage.  As both participant and instigator of arts and heritage projects and collaborations I have worked in Taiwan, South Korea, Iceland, USA, Canada, Estonia, and exhibited world wide.


"Land Marks"

01 Sep 2018
Join artist Joanne B Kaar to make a series of unique brooches inspired by the landscape. Suitable for beginners, this fun workshop will combine traditional string making techniques with contemporary design. £20 for a full day workshop 1st Sept

Outdoor sculpture project in Mas de Barberans, Catalonia, Spain

15 Jul 2018
Invited by Tim Johnson as artist in residence for the 7th outdoor sculpture project in Mas de Barberans, Catalonia, Spain and basket making festival

lyth Arts Centre exhibition - I'll be exhibiting new work 'Inspired by John O'Groats Mill'.

30 Jun 2018
In May 2018 I spent 12 consecutive days drawing in John O'Groats Mill. The Mill has been in the same family since 1750. The current building dates from 1901. The exhibition will be open to the public from 30 June – 9 September from 10am – 4pm daily


Available for commissions



"Land Marks'

Disciplines Jewellery, Textiles, Design
Materials Mixed Media, Wood, Organic Material, Recycled

Handmade paper - linen rag

Disciplines Textiles, Paper
Materials Paper

A pen, paper and 12 consecutive days at John O'Groats Mill.

Disciplines Textiles, Design
Materials Paper, Textiles

On The Mend - Newfoundland - Craft Residency 2018

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Mixed Media, Textiles


Disciplines Paper, Textiles
Materials Textiles, Paper

Portable Museums of Curiosity

Disciplines Design, Textiles
Materials Metal, Textiles, Mixed Media

Angus, Weaver of Grass.

Disciplines Basketry, Traditional, Textiles
Materials Organic Material

Costumes for Horse and Bamboo Theatres production 'Angus'.

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Organic Material

Clothed by plants.

Disciplines Basketry, Textiles
Materials Organic Material