Julie Arkell trained in textiles at West Surrey College of Art and Design. She then went on to do a Diploma in Fashion Textiles at Saint Martin's School of Art , London. Throughout her career she has taught at Art Colleges, as well as privately run workshops. Her work can always be seen at Contemporary Applied Arts and Loop in London.
Approach to teaching and Inspirations.
I want to provide an atmosphere for the students to work, in which they can feel comfortable to play and have fun with the materials at hand. Beginning with a class project and then going on to help them develop ideas of their own.
The things I enjoy in my everyday life are inspirations to me. Books, toys, clothes, fabric, wool, the radio, walking and being on the constant look out for whatever catches my eye.