From Conception to Creation

Leading textile and fiber artists talk us through the evolution of a particular piece of work; the inspiration behind it, the preparation and research phase, the techniques and processes used to create it and its life since completion.

2 weeks ago

Ruth Lee: From conception to creation

Ruth Lee: From conception to creation
Connecting the threads; creating a narrative through the language of textiles. Communicating ideas but not always telling the whole of the story. Intriguing; tantalising; posing questions; drawing in the viewer to invent their own storyline, which may or may not be ...
2 months ago

Shona Skinner: From conception to creation

Shona Skinner: From conception to creation
Having trained at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, Shona Skinner taught Art for 30 years, in Edinburgh and London. Her degree was in drawing and painting, and she came to working in textiles through her teaching experience. Inspired by the breathtaking landscape ...
4 months ago

Karen Spurgin: From conception to creation

Karen Spurgin: From conception to creation
Since graduating from Goldsmiths College of Art with a first class honours degree in Fine Art Textiles, Karen Spurgin has worked as a textile designer for over 20 years. During this time she has built up a reputation for innovative design and inspiring new ways of ...
5 months ago

Susan Beallor-Snyder: From conception to creation

Susan Beallor-Snyder: From conception to creation
Susan Beallor-Snyder, an American artist born and raised in New York City, has come full circle after moving around the United States for much of her adult life. Back in New York she is putting her artwork front and center. The challenges in her life have informed ...
6 months ago

Evelin Kasikov: From conception to creation

Evelin Kasikov: From conception to creation
Evelin Kasikov is a former advertising art director turned typographic artist and illustrator. Originally from Estonia, she moved to London in 2006 to study for a master’s degree at Central Saint Martins. After graduating in 2008 Evelin set up her own studio focu ...
7 months ago

Fleur Andreas: From conception to creation

Fleur Andreas: From conception to creation
A potter for many years Surrey based Artist Fleur Andreas is a prolific designer-maker of woven textiles. Her inspiration is often drawn from the incredible colours and textures of nature seen in the stunning countryside around her small village of Peaslake. Fleur ...
9 months ago

Debbie White: From conception to creation

Debbie White: From conception to creation
For many years Debbie has been intrigued by the patterns and symbolism ascribed to knots and netted patterns by different cultures around the world. She is currently creating textiles for her imaginary tribe. In this interview, which is part of our From conception ...
10 months ago

Mandy Pattullo: From conception to creation

Mandy Pattullo: From conception to creation
Mandy Pattullo lives in Newcastle upon Tyne but produces her work in a studio set in a rural location close to Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland. She originally trained as a surface pattern designer for interior textiles and this background of research into patter ...
11 months ago

Pamela Campagna: From conception to creation

Pamela Campagna: From conception to creation
Pamela Campagna was born in Bari and after travelling and living abroad for 15 years has returned to the south of Italy. In 2006 Pamela moved to Seville, where she co-founded with Tori Scheiderbauer L-ABLE, an art and design studio, concentrating its graphic work o ...
12 months ago

Kirsty Whitlock: From conception to creation

Kirsty Whitlock: From conception to creation
Kirsty Whitlock is a mixed media textile artist who uses recycled and reclaimed materials as a response to the throwaway culture of consumerism. Her work is concept led and exploits the overlooked qualities of the selected printed materials. In this interview, whic ...

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