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Charlotte Derby

MA work

My work is an exploration of the proximities of hand and digital, the traditional and contemporary, collating both handcrafted and machine made processes into a library of tools. I use my practice to explore and understand the visual world around me. Working intuitively, reacting and exploring, my work builds itself, unplanned and unexpected; spontaneity is key. Drawing, printing and embroidery at its heart, I explore these processes in depth to establish a bold and distinct aesthetic. Using a nonlinear method, I interchange between each process to create designs centered around the word experience. Taking inspiration from elements that catch my attention within the environment, cycling and travelling through different spaces, I create abstract pieces for the body. 

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Textiles, 2018

    Specialism

    mixed-media

  • My work is an exploration of the proximities of hand and digital, the traditional and contemporary, collating both handcrafted and machine-made processes into a library of tools. I use my practice to explore and understand the visual world around me. Working intuitively, reacting and exploring, my work builds itself, unplanned and unexpected; spontaneity is key.

     

  • Degrees

  • BA Textiles, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Experience

  • Burberry, Textiles Intern, 2017; Sherri Coulter, Freelance Embroiderer, 2017; Alice Archer, Embroidery Intern, 2017; Kit Miles, Textiles Intern, 2016; Alexander McQueen, Freelance Embroiderer, 2016; ADHM Films, Stylist Assistant, 2015; Becky Seagere, Stylist Assistant, 2015
  • Exhibitions

  • New Designers, 2016; Knit and Stitch Show, 2016; Brit Exhibition, 2015
  • Awards

  • Dorothy Benson Embroidery Prize, 2016; Burberry Scholarship
  • Conferences

  • Publications