I am a woven textile designer by training and started my career as a designer/maker whilst artist in residence at Ruthin Craft Centre in the 1990’s. Here I developed art textiles and the residency culminated in a solo exhibition A Contemporary Voice, which toured the UK for three years.
Following an MA at the RCA where I looked at the more commercial side of weave design, I took a different direction and worked in the textile industry, working first with jacquard woven fashion textiles and later in interior textile design and production on wovens, prints, embroideries and appliqué. I have experience with UK, European and international manufacturers (including Indian and Chinese).
Although my career has taken different paths in more recent years, I still have my roots in this ancient craft and have always delved back into my knowledge and understanding of this most technical forms of creative expression.
These images give a flavour of both my art textiles and commercial design.
Images © Gregory Parsons. All rights reserved.