Louise is a dedicated tapestry artist and teacher of 30 years standing. She holds a degree in Constructed Textiles from Middlesex University and an MA in Applied Arts from the University of Ulster. Louise is the recent winner of both the Cordis Prize for Tapestry and the Kate Derum Award.
Describe your approach to teaching
In my teaching, I encourage students to find expression and freedom in the language of weave, within a sound technical framework.
What inspires your own work?
Landscape and travel inform my work. My experiences find natural expression in the structure and techniques of weave, which I freely adapt and reinvent.