I'm excited to introduce you to this week's Featured Friend, Claire Birkbeck, and her artwork! Claire is participating all the way from England and has just graduated from Cardiff School of Art & Design where she studied Contemporary Textile Practice. We love the airy nature of her patterns and are very excited to have her join us this week!
Here are a couple of words from Claire about her practice!
"I am textile designer primarily working in surface pattern, ranging from flat printed design, to textured embelishment. I am absorbed by the journey from idea to product, I like to create design for purpose. Having a vision in mind keeps me motivated, although the vision often reinvents itself! I love to work with natural imagery that has personality yet elegance. I have currently been designing for the interior accessory market but am just as enthusiastic in working in the gift and stationary market."
"These designs were inspired by the season of Spring. They are just a few of many that contributed my graduate collection, 'The Spring Kitchen Collection'. With these designs and others that coordinate, I created 3 product ranges that are suitable for the kitchen/dining environment. Items include; a dining chair, tea cosies, placemats + coasters, tea towels and more. This project was continually fed by observational imagery which changed and evolved dramatically throughout the season - keeping me constantly inspired! From bare to blossom, from buds to bloom, from nothing came new life..."
Thanks Claire! We're looking forward to making Daily Patterns with you!