London based, Scots born artist Lee Borthwick creates custom-made and site specific natural artworks for residential, commercial and exterior spaces. Training first in textile design at Grays School of Art in Aberdeen and Turku Polytechnic Lee then completed an MA in constructed textiles at the Royal College of Art in 2008.
It is Lee’s distinctive approach of combining pieces of tree and mirror that led to the creation of her signature “Mirror Tapestries” and the establishing of her studio in 2009. Alongside meticulously fabricated artworks and outdoor installations the studio has become known for the Grain and Hairy boards, an evolving collection of tactile tableware. Ethically sourced materials and a view to encapsulating a sense of peace and serenity are the principles that underpin everything that the studio produces.
The studio has recently collaborated with Casamance, Carden-Cunietti, Roselandres and People-Express. Lee is represented by Appleton Art Design and Gallery Lulo in the USA and The One Church Street Gallery in the UK. New work is underway for the Hannah Peschar Sculpture Gardens in Surrey, to be launched in Spring 2017.