Anna Gravelle

About

Working within craft and digital processes, Anna creates luxurious textile artworks alongside interior furnishing fabrics and accessories that combine print and exquisite surface embellishment.

 
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Anna established her Bristol studio in 2013. Texture is at the heart of her design process, with the aim of creating a beguiling and unexpected tactile experience within domestic interiors and public settings. The work is designed in response to her fascination with textural landscapes and interpreting them through drawing, photography, filmmaking and mark making into stitch and print.  An engagement with materials and the process of making is what drives her design practice.  Anna employs traditional and contemporary processes - wet print, digital print, laser-etching, machine and hand embroidery.

Anna undertakes bespoke commissions for interior designers, architects and private clients as well as working as a lecturer and creative mentor.

Anna was selected for the Crafts Council's Hothouse programme for emerging designer-makers in 2014 and was nominated for the prestigious Perrier Jouet Arts Salon Prize in 2015.  She has exhibited her fabrics and products at the London Design Festival and London Craft Week for several years. In 2018 Anna was selected to join the acclaimed 62 Group of Textile Artists.

Clients include: Trevor Osborne Group, Feilden, Clegg & Bradley, Bedruthen Spa Hotel, Urban Living Interiors, Campaign for Wool, Guilded Ltd.

Exhibitions/Trade Fairs:

2019

London Craft Week - Showcase at the Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf [upcoming]

SIT Select Trail - Showcase at Article Studio, Stroud [upcoming]

Spotlight at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracy

2018

Decorex International

Womens Hour Craft Prize Make Space at the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Contemporary Craft Fair, Bovey Tracy

Eunique showcase with Design Nation, Karlsruhe, Germany

Head, Hand & Heart showcase with Design Nation for London Craft Week

2017

Contemporary Craft Fair, Bovey Tracy

Open Plan an exhibition of work by academic and technical staff of Bath Spa University at the Action Factory, Bath

Surface Design Show - Surface Spotlight, Business Design Centre, London

Marks & Tools, London Craft Week showcase at the Oxo Tower Gallery

Shiftworks touring exhibition with the Seam Collective marking 60 years of the shift dress. An Arts Council of England funded exhibition.

2016

Decorex International trade fair

Wool B & B Campaign for Wool showcase of products for Wool Week.

Surface Design Show - Surface Spotlight, Business Design Centre, London

2015

Decorex International Trade Fair

2014

London Design Festival - Showcase at Urban Living Interiors, London

New Designers One Year On, Business Design Centre, London

Contemporary Craft Fair, Bovey Tracy

2012

Mood Brussells Expo - Surface Spotlight

Tent London as part of the London Design Festival

Education:

MA Design: Textiles, Distinction, Bath Spa University 2013

BA Fine Art, Cardiff Art College, 1989