Hannah Maughan, All Makers Now? Conference Chair
Affiliation: Falmouth University
Key words: Design, Embroidery, Community
Conference Activity: Chair, Digital Making in Textiles, Thurs 10th July, Pop Up Exhibition Trelissick House
Hannah is a textile designer specialising in embroidery and mixed media. Her work ranges from the couture to the commercial and is represented by View Studio in London, with regular international sales to a variety of leading design companies within the fashion and interior industries.
Since 2003 Hannah has worked as senior lecturer on the Textile Design programme, establishing the mixed media area. This focuses on engaging the students in the traditions and values of hand, machine stitch and fabric manipulation, with the emphasis on technical acumen and creative response to personalise and contemporise the discipline. This is also the ethos of her own research work which is currently focusing on digital embroidery.
Hannah was a key player in establishing Hidden Art Cornwall at Falmouth, the first and only social franchise of the award winning designer-maker membership organisation, Hidden Art, which connected the Cornish creative design community to each other and the international design community and ran until 2009.
In 2011 Hannah received the Falmouth Teaching Excellence Award, created by the institution to recognise exceptionally high quality teaching. This was in recognition of her overall engagement and commitment to her subject area and students. This contribution was recognised nationally this year when Hannah was shortlisted for the Embroiderers’ Guild inaugural Beryl Dean Award for Teaching Excellence.
For All Makers Now? Hannah will be chairing a session on Thurs pm on Digital Making in Textiles and exhibiting some of her work produced as part of the Co-creating CARE project with Fiona Hackney and Mary Loveday Edwards.