Joanne Kaar

Joanne Kaar has worked as a self employed fibre artist for more than 14 year since obtaining an MA at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her studio on Dunnet Head overlooks the Pentland Firth and Dunnet Bay on the north coast of Scotland.
In 2004, she spent five exciting months in Taiwan as Artist in residence at the Chaoyang University and as consultant to the Su-Ho Paper Museum Taipei, culminating in exhibitions at the Su-Ho and Tower 101 (the tallest building the world).

In 2006 she completed a 3 month residency for the Durness Development Group in Mackay Country covering the far north west corner of mainland Scotland. These residencies were supported by the National Lottery through the Scottish Arts Council and by partnership funding from Highland Year of Culture 2007.

She is the author of the book ‘Papermaking and Bookbinding Coastal Inspirations’ which was published by GMC in 2003. Since 2006, Joanne has also been a member of the board for CraftScotland.