About Kirstie Williams

Kirstie Williams is a practising designer and printmaker. She works as a Lecturer in Textiles at Shipley College and also teaches creative workshops around Yorkshire. Kirstie previously taught on adult Short Courses in Printmaking and Textiles at Leeds College of Art and 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, emphasising 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.

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:

Dec 2018-Jan 2019 Solo Exhibition, Leftbank Leeds
May 2018 Saltaire Arts Trail, Saltaire, Shipley
April 2018 Joint exhibition (Leeds Print Workshop members), Chirpy, Chapel Allerton
Nov 2017 Leeds Print Fair, Corn Exchange, Leeds
July 2017 Arrivals & Departures Exhibition, Leeds Print Workshop
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

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