Alice Burnhope

Alice Burnhope is an award-winning textile artist and educator, specialising in socially-engaged and sustainable textile art. Based at Cockpit Studios, she creates immersive installations and wearable art. Alice has exhibited nationally and internationally and facilitated workshops for institutions like The British Museum, Buckingham Palace and The Royal Horticultural Society.

Describe your approach to teaching
My approach to teaching is hands-on and inclusive, fostering creativity and confidence through interactive, skill-sharing workshops that encourage exploration and personal expression in a supportive environment.

What inspires your own work?
My work centres on the tactile human experience, exploring how textural surfaces and immersive environments enhance wellbeing, inspired by my haptic experiences in nature and its therapeutic properties.

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