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Victoria Paulley

MA Textile Design work by Victoria Paulley showing various surface designed items in pink and orange
MA Textile Design work by Victoria Paulley showing yellow circle on pink and red mosaic
MA Textile Design work by Victoria Paulley of various shapes and circles

Textiles has transcended its traditions to become a cutting-edge design discipline that promotes designers and makers to explore sustainability and surface design in unexpected ways. My practice has also evolved from a flat process of design to developing 3D surfaces with a focus on pattern and colour.

I use unexpected materials such as jesmonite, which is a composite material containing no solvents or volatile organic compounds. Its properties allow the material to be broken and re-configured with endless opportunity. My interest in sustainability has led me to create a series of work titled ‘Found Spaces-Mini Cities’ that aims to highlight the sheer volume of waste plastic packaging within our environment.

Colour is a powerful motivation and my current collection, inspired by a trip to Berlin and the creation of primary research, enabled me to reconfigure my approach to colour and pattern within my practice.

Awards/exhibitions

Shortlisted for the Bishops Art Prize 2017-2019.

CASS Art Student Ambassador 2015-2016

Exhibited in Shoreditch with CASS Art 2016,

Runner up in the Batsford Award applied arts category 2018,

Light & space exhibition with UNA gallery at the shoe factory 2017.

INSTAGRAM-@victoriapaulley

Lizzie Starling