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Ayse Simsek

MA work

My work explores ways of combining high contrasts together to create woven textiles and wrappings. I have developed a collection of one-off, hand-woven textiles and art pieces, with a range of upholstery and interior fabrics to complement it. I have experimented with weaving techniques that can allow these contrasts to work together in either subtle or more surprising ways, using gradating colours and textures, varying weight and opacity, and pattern.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Textiles, 2011

    Specialism

    Woven Textiles

  • My work explores ways of combining high contrasts together to create woven textiles and wrappings. I have developed a collection of one-off, hand-woven textiles and art pieces, with a range of upholstery and interior fabrics to complement it. I have experimented with weaving techniques that can allow these contrasts to work together in either subtle or more surprising ways, using gradating colours and textures, varying weight and opacity, and pattern.


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Textile Design, University of the Arts London, 2009
  • Experience

  • Internship, Mitchell Denburg Collection, Antigua, Guatemala, 2010; Internship, Warner Textile Archive, Braintree, 2008; Internship, Wallace Sewell, London, 2007
  • Awards

  • Winner, Peter Collingwood Trust Grant, 2010; Winner, Worshipful Company of Weavers’ Award, 2010