V&A Interview with Alice Kettle, Embroiderer

V&A Museum, August 12, 2017

Alice Kettle has established a unique area of practice in stitch, consistently and on an unparalleled scale. She is currently Research Associate at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Her work is represented in various public collections; the Crafts Council, the Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester andthe Museo Internationale delle Arti Applicate Oggi, Turin, Italy. Commissions include the National Library of Australia, the Scottish High Court in Edinburgh, Gloucester and Winchester Cathedrals and the School of Music & Drama at Manchester University.


Did you undertake formal training in college or within the industry, or did you find your ways into embroidery via a different route?

I studied Fine Art  Painting for my degree and then Textile art at Goldsmiths College, London as a postgraduate...


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