Kirstie Williams is a practising designer and printmaker. She currently works as an Associate Lecturer for Short Courses at Leeds College of Art and as a Lecturer in Textiles at Shipley College. She also teaches creative workshops around Yorkshire. Kirstie has previously worked as a Print Technician, supporting students on a range of degree programmes. She gained an MA in Textile Design from Chelsea College of Art in 2010 and  completed a PGCE for Further and Higher Education in 2014. Sustainability plays a strong role in her design process and she explores Slow Design philosophies through making, emphasizing slowness in the creation and consumption of products to instill quality and foster traditions.
Kirstie is a founder and committee member of Leeds Print Workshop, a cooperative printmaking studio located in the centre of Leeds. Established in 2016, LPW aims to offer affordable printmaking facilities to people in Leeds and surrounding areas and also bring new people to the medium through a range of printmaking workshops and courses.

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EDUCATION:
PGCE (Lifelong Learning) – University of Huddersfield 2014

MA Textile Design with Distinction – Chelsea College of Art and Design, Uni of the Arts London 2010
BA (Hons) Textile Design (Mixed Media) – De Montfort University 2008
BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design – Suffolk College 2005
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:
Nov-Dec 2016 ‘One Stop Print Shop’ Artlink, Hull
Oct 2016 International Print Exchange, Green Door Studio, Derby
Dec 2015 ‘Present’, West Yorkshire Print Workshop, Mirfield
Jan-March 2015 The Process Continues, Leeds College of Art, Leeds
Nov 2014 Leeds Print Fair, Corn Exchange, Leeds
Oct 2014 International Print Exchange, Green Door Studio, Derby
June 2012 ‘Print Odyssey 2012’ Stew Studios, Norwich
Dec 2010 ‘The Angel Christmas Fair’ Candid Arts Trust, London
Sept 2010 Postgraduate Final Show, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London
May 2010 ‘Unravel’, Chelsea College of Art and Design
July 2009 ‘Textile Open Exhibition’, The Upstairs Gallery, Beccles, Suffolk
March 2009 ‘The Contemporary Textile Fair’ Landmark Arts, Teddington
Nov 2008 ‘Handmade in Britain’, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London
Oct 2008 The Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair, Angel, London