Liz Clay is a practitioner and researcher of hand made felt, specifically working within haute couture and innovating felt making techniques. She studied textiles at Bath School of Art and Design. Her PhD investigates the creative potential of British 'waste' wool for fine craft felt making. Author of Nuno Felt, she teaches and exhibits internationally. Work is held in the collections of Givenchy, Balenciaga, the Crafts Council and Bradford College Textile Archive.
Describe your approach to teaching?
A one to one approach within the class environment enables me to encourage, stimulate and establish confidence whilst drawing out an individual's strengths and characteristics. The emphasis is always on originality and often the experimental.
What inspires my work?
Undoubtedly the students and colleagues with whom I work. Ideas and inspiration are fed from a keen observation of the minutiae of almost anything that surrounds me at any given time.