About Kirstie Williams

Kirstie Williams is a practising printmaker and textile artist. She primarily works with screen printing processes for textiles and paper products such as tea towels, pouches, lampshades, wall hangings, cards and prints. She is influenced by 1950s surface pattern, creating bold, abstract and geometric patterns.
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.
Kirstie also works as the Maker Spaces Manager at The Art House in Wakefield where she oversees the memberships and public courses for the Darkroom, Printmaking and Ceramics community studios.

She has previously worked as a Lecturer in Art & Design at Shipley College and an Associate Lecturer and Print Technician at Leeds College of Art. 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.


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


Jan – Apr 2024 Mills in Colour, Solo Exhibition, The Art House Wakefield
Jul – Sept 2022 Out of Proportion, Group Show, Leftbank Leeds
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
July 2017 Arrivals & Departures Exhibition, Leeds Print Workshop
Nov – Dec 2016 ‘One Stop Print Shop’ Artlink, Hull
Dec 2015 ‘Present’, West Yorkshire Print Workshop, Mirfield
Jan – March 2015 The Process Continues, Leeds College of Art, Leeds
June 2012 ‘Print Odyssey 2012’ Stew Studios, Norwich
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
Nov 2008 ‘Handmade in Britain’, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London