Jonathan Cleaver

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Jonathan Cleaver

Jonathan Cleaver graduated with a BA (Hons) Tapestry from Edinburgh College of Art and also holds an MLitt in Art History: Dress & Textile Histories from the University of Glasgow. He worked in related textile fields, including conservation at Burleigh House, before joining Dovecot Tapestry Studio as a Weaver in 2008 and gaining Master Weaver status in 2015. Cleaver worked on a range of scales – from large tapestries to smaller works, such as his collaboration with David Poston on a number of jewellery pieces in 2010, while he also specialised in gun tufting Dovecot rugs. He is particularly interested in tapestries that reference historic textile structures and designs, and in 2017 left Dovecot to focus his time on the completion of an AHRC-funded PhD at the University of Glasgow on the history of carpet design.

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Dovecot will reopen to the public from 15 July 2020

July 2020 opening times:
Gallery & Shop
Wed-Sat: 10am-5pm

From August 2020 opening times:
Gallery & Shop
Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm

Closed 24, 25, 26 December 2020 and 1 January 2021

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The Pantry at Dovecot is temporarily closed as from 18 March 2020. Please see our website and social media for updates

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Closed 24, 25, 26 December 2020 and 1 January 2021