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Katherine Joseph

MA work

While my training has taught me to value and use freely the tools of computer-aided design and other technologies, my work is also about Ruskin’s ‘head, heart and hand’.


In this project I have turned to a very direct process of design. Working by hand to human scale with transfer dyes, I have sought to respond to and decorate the human body through gesture and, above all, colour on cloth. There is something appropriate about this application, of the hand decorating the body, the body embellishing itself in a celebration of the living form.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Textiles, 2011

    Specialism

    Mixed Media Textiles

  • While my training has taught me to value and use freely the tools of computer-aided design and other technologies, my work is also about Ruskin’s ‘head, heart and hand’.


    In this project I have turned to a very direct process of design. Working by hand to human scale with transfer dyes, I have sought to respond to and decorate the human body through gesture and, above all, colour on cloth. There is something appropriate about this application, of the hand decorating the body, the body embellishing itself in a celebration of the living form.


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Textile Design, Chelsea College of Art & Design, 2009
  • Experience

  • Assistant, Zandra Rhodes, London, 2005-present; Assistant muralist, Charlotte Mann, Basel, Switzerland, 2010; Internship, Hiroko Koshino, Tokyo, Japan, 2010; Assistant curator, Zandra Rhodes Retrospective, Melbourne, Australia, 2008
  • Exhibitions

  • YSH London Ten, Westbourne Studios, London, 2010
  • Awards

  • Second prize, Chelsea College of Art Eclectic Geometric Prize, 2008; Winner, Dyers Company Award, 2010; Finalist, Marks and Spencers Limited Collection Project, 2010