MA Textile Design
Caroline’s creative practice is underpinned by a strong commitment to global sustainability. Keen to maintain the ideology of a crafted aesthetic, each piece references the slow transformation and construction of visual narratives. The role of design has helped shape her understanding of manufacture and production with a considered collection of Agri-Textile working aprons. These serve as metaphors, bridging the gap between design, tradition, food security and sustainability.
A creative collaboration in paper making with two scientists at John Innes Research Centre has provided her with the opportunity to study the beneficial qualities of the underutilised residue and roots of a Neolithic crop called grass pea. A critical examination of different surface applications such as heat and water has provided an exploration of the overlap between digital print and traditional embroidery. This has allowed her to become fully immersed in the transient beauty of our natural resources.
Time spent handling and working with raw natural fibres is supported by thematic research into fragility, preservation and impermanence. Having had extensive experience working within industry before embarking upon her Masters’ Degree, Caroline has developed her own voice through experimentation and practice, whilst gathering national and international recognition for her research into this crop.