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

Cas Holmes: A continual challenge of ideas

Cas Holmes: A continual challenge of ideas
Community, teaching and consultancy work on exhibitions and art projects is founded on a lifetime working as a community artist. This includes work within education, museums and the health sector as well as projects in support of environmental conservation. Trained ...
1 year ago

Anne Kelly: The quotidian influence

Anne Kelly: The quotidian influence
Anne is an artist, author and tutor based in south eastern England. She trained as a fine artist in Canada, was awarded two consecutive Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation awards and travelled to the UK where she worked and trained in London at Goldsmiths College. H ...
1 year ago

Ben Venom: Precious object hanging

Ben Venom: Precious object hanging
Ben Venom graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2007 with a Master of Fine Arts degree. His work has been shown both nationally and internationally including the Levi Strauss Museum, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, Charlotte Fogh Gallery and the Craft and Folk ...
1 year ago

Karen Henderson: A mark of expression

Karen Henderson: A mark of expression
The connections between self, place, emotion and time are what fascinate textile artist Karen Henderson. Seasons, atmospheres and the time of day intrigue her. She tries to recreate these natural occurrences, evoking emotions that she associates with them through ...
1 year ago

Paulina Ortiz: A walk in the woods

Paulina Ortiz: A walk in the woods
Paulina Ortiz is an artist, designer, and president of the Ibero-American Textile Network. She has a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the California College of the Arts and a licentiate degree with an emphasis in Textiles from the School of Art and Visual Co ...
1 year ago

Karen Searle: Women’s work

Karen Searle: Women’s work
Karen Searle is a sculptor, author and teacher of fiber and mixed media. Her imagery is inspired by women’s lives and women’s bodies and by the feminine impulse to nurture. Her sense of humour is integral to many of her pieces which have been exhibited ...
1 year ago

Nathan Vincent: The mystery of creation

Nathan Vincent: The mystery of creation
Nathan Vincent is a fiber artist who lives and works in New York City. Using yarn and crochet and fiber techniques Nathan has produced a beautiful body of work which has been exhibited at the Bellevue Arts Museum, the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, ...
1 year ago

Daniel Kornrumpf: Seductive texture

Daniel Kornrumpf: Seductive texture
Daniel Kornrumpf is an award winning figurative textile artist based in the United States. His depictions of urban life have a visceral, tactile appeal, confronting the viewer head on. He is Adjunct Professor at Emmanuel College and Mount Ida College and is rep ...
1 year ago

Mary Fisher: I touch, I hold, I feel….

Mary Fisher: I touch, I hold, I feel….
Author, artist, advocate, social entrepreneur Mary Fisher is a global leader in the arena of social change through positive thought and action. Her early experience first in public and commercial broadcast media, then in high-profile positions, she was the first fe ...
1 year ago

Judy Merchant: The Beauty of imperfection

Judy Merchant: The Beauty of imperfection
Having trained in Textiles and Fine Art, Judy Merchant is an artist who uses a combination of paint, gesso, fabric and machine stitch. She loves drawing from life but most of her work is abstract. In this interview Judy tells us about her childhood and the family i ...

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