BA (Hons) coursesTextiles

Meet the team

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Anne-Marie Howat

Course Leader

After completing her degree and MA studies in textiles Anne-Marie pursued a variety of projects within textiles as an embroiderer and surface manipulator. Anne-Marie has been employed as a full-time print designer, a freelance embroidery designer and as a designer/maker for fashion, interiors and for large-scale commissioned pieces. Innovation and invention became integral in the work produced, she gained awards for courture fashion fabrics, interior fabrics and stands at international textile trade shows. Invention in design spurred an interest in teaching and communicating. She became a lecturer in the textile specialism and now leads the Textiles course at The Arts University Bournemouth.

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Dr. Emma Shercliff

Senior Lecturer in Stitch Construct

Emma worked as a freelance fashion textile designer in Paris prior to returning to the UK to pursue an academic career. Her varied experiences in the textiles industry include knit and embroidery design, trend forecasting and promotion for clients such as Premiere Vision and Peclers Paris. She has also collaborated with designers and contemporary artists in the production of installation works. Having completed her PhD at the Royal College of Art, London, she continues with her research into collaborative drawing and textile-making workshops alongside her own creative practice making large-scale textile pieces, video and writings.

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Nicola Coyne

Senior Lecturer in Print

Graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Printed Textiles in 2001, I have since freelanced for various design agencies producing print and textile designs for both the fashion and interior market. Shortly after graduating from the RCA I won the Colour prize at Texprint enabling me to showcase my work in Paris and Hong Kong. I have a passion for drawing and painting which is a constant inspiration in my work, and have exhibited in group and solo shows both locally and nationally. I am currently represented by The Curwen Gallery in London.

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Kelly Bailey

Lecturer in Print and Digital

Kelly’s area of expertise is positioned in printed textiles for both fashion and interior applications as well as trend research and analysis. With over 10 years experience working as a designer, Kelly has worked for clients in London and America. After graduating with a first class in Printed Textiles at Winchester school of Art, Kelly worked in New York as a Senior Designer managing printed accessories for many high profile brands including high-end designers; Anne-Klein, Lulu Guinness, Vera, American Airways, Vera Wang, Cynthia Rowley to name a few as well as reputable USA department stores including Macys and Bloomingdales. Her experience in textiles and print has lead to freelancing with London agents creating print collections for commercial applications and exhibiting at major trade shows such as Premiere Vision (Paris and New York) as well as trend and research roles for WGSN.  Kelly has gone on to complete a Masters at London College of Fashion applying her design aesthetic to printed fabrics for fashion. She became a Lecturer at Arts University Bournemouth in 2012 teaching across all three years on the BA (Hons) Textiles course with focus upon digital techniques with the integration of core skills in hand drawing, colour, placement and hand finishing.

Kelly also continues to work on freelance projects for the American and UK market alongside creating her own collections.

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Charlotte Hunt

Technician Demonstrator

Graduated from Winchester School of Art in 2007 with a BA in Textile Design, having specialised in printed textiles.  After graduating Charlotte worked for a London based accessory company as an in house designer producing prints for it’s own brand, in addition to well known high street names.  Following this Charlotte worked as a technician in further education, before joining the BA Textiles team.  More recently she has been expanding her knowledge and skills specifically in the area of digital textiles, as well as having developed an evening course in laser cut textiles accessories.

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Freya Gardner

Technician Demonstrator

Freya graduated from MA Textiles (Print) at the Royal College of Art in 2016, having previously studied BA (Hons) Textiles at the Arts University Bournemouth. She has a range of industry experience having worked as a freelance designer and completed design internships both in the UK and abroad. Freya returned to AUB as a Visiting Tutor before joining the BA Textiles team as a Print and Dye Technician.

She continues to undertake freelance projects alongside her own creative practice. With an emphasis on craftsmanship, process and exploration, her research explores the relationship between analogue and digital print technology. Focus is placed around capturing the mark of the human hand and maintaining active participation in the creative process from paper through to printed textile. Working within the framework of Digital Craft, Freya investigates processes that exploit the qualities of drawing and enhance the visual/tactile aesthetic of digitally printed fabric.

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