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

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 ...
1 year ago

Pauline Burbidge: Visionary moments

Pauline Burbidge: Visionary moments
Pauline Burbidge makes unique, special ‘one-off’ quilts and wall hung textiles, thus creating her own visual language in fabric. Pauline has been making quilts for 40 years and has exhibited worldwide, mainly in the UK & USA. Her work has grown from the tr ...
1 year ago

Priscilla Jones: Narrow groove

Priscilla Jones: Narrow groove
Priscilla Jones has been creating contemporary stitched mixed media pieces in 2D and 3D since completing her degree in Embroidery at Manchester Metropolitan University in 1997. She draws her inspiration from a variety of sources exploring the concept of identity, ...
1 year ago

Fiona Rainford: Playing the long game

Fiona Rainford: Playing the long game
Fiona Rainford is a mixed media textile artist using a variety of techniques, the choice of which depends on the concept and the context in which she is working. Her work is often inspired by the natural world and natural processes related to the passage of time an ...

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