Artist Interview

A range of interviews with contemporary textile artists. We’ve been lucky enough to chat with some of the world’s leading practitioners in this area and the range of techniques and styles covered in the interviews is varied and inspirational.

We’ve chatted to those producing textile art that’s experimental, abstract, and sculptural, landscape and figurative textile artists, fibre artists inspired by nature, those using recycled and found materials; the list goes on and on.

So take a browse through our textile artist interviews and you’re bound to find something to inspire, influence, or inform.

1 year ago

Yvette Kaiser Smith: Loitering in the shadows

Yvette Kaiser Smith: Loitering in the shadows
A full-time artist since 1994, Yvette Kaiser Smith has exhibited extensively at regional museums, art centres, and university galleries throughout the United States of America. She has also exhibited in U.S. Embassies abroad including Moscow, Ankara, and Abuja and ...
1 year ago

Brittany McLaughlin: The road to the Weaving Workshop

Brittany McLaughlin: The road to the Weaving Workshop
An artist, textile designer, and educator, Brittany McLaughlin is the creator of the online creative weaving studio, The Weaving Workshop,. She has gained experience teaching weave design at her alma mater, Philadelphia University where she was a Visiting Assistant ...
1 year ago

Caroline Bartlett: Embroidering the truth

Caroline Bartlett: Embroidering the truth
In her work, Textile Artist Caroline Bartlett explores the historical, social and cultural associations of textiles and their ability to trigger a memory. Imprinting, stitching, erasing and reworking, folding and unfolding become defining characteristics, whilst ...
1 year ago

Susie Vickery: Travels with my thimble

Susie Vickery: Travels with my thimble
Susie’s career centres on embroidery and textiles, both practical and academic. Her core skills were developed over twenty years as a costumier for theatre and film. Her focus over the last ten years, however, has been split between development work and fine ...
1 year ago

Atsuko Chirikjian: Unexpected happening

Atsuko Chirikjian: Unexpected happening
Atsuko Chirikjian was born in Tokyo, Japan and graduated from Tama Art University with BFA and MFA degrees. After she moved to the United States in 1990, she attended the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan and graduated with an MFA in Fiber. As an artist with a f ...
1 year ago

Karen Goetzinger: The flood of memories

Karen Goetzinger: The flood of memories
Karen Goetzinger is best known for her finely detailed mixed media textile constructions. She combines her roots in quilt making and couture construction with a life-long passion for the urban landscape and architecture, Karen captures these instances through the p ...
1 year ago

Regien Cox: Meetings in the Universe of the Strange

Regien Cox: Meetings in the Universe of the Strange
I am interested in the way memories are transformed and put into order, or disorder. Award-winning Norwegian artist Regien Cox’s conceptual practice builds on a lifetime of handiwork, learned in a childhood home where her family spent hours working in weaving, t ...
1 year ago

Wyllie O Hagan: Whitework – A Gentle Path

Wyllie O Hagan: Whitework – A Gentle Path
Denise Wyllie and Clare O Hagan are award-winning visual artists who live and work in London. Together, the two artists tackle and deliver huge art projects such as Whitework – A Gentle Path, which is a strategy designed for people to manage the fear of cance ...
1 year ago

Amelia Harnas: Art factory

Amelia Harnas: Art factory
Amelia Harnas likes to move around a lot. From her hometown in Corning, NY she’s lived in Portland, OR and Paris, France but considers Kassel in Germany her home from home. She currently resides in Portland, ME. At a very early age, Amelia inhaled paint thinn ...
1 year ago

Gillian Bates: Feathers and fur

Gillian Bates: Feathers and fur
Gillian Bates has been working as a full-time textile designer since 2008 and has proudly exhibited internationally and more recently has created work specifically for John Lewis and the View from the Shard. In this interview Gillian talks about her early life at c ...

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