Michael has an international reputation as one of the most innovative artists working in textiles today. He has lectured at Universities in London, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Poland and USA.His work is represented in collections worldwide, including the Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Gallery of Australia.
Describe your approach to teaching
My intention is to create a supportive yet challenging environment with a firm emphasis on the development of individual strategies, particularly in regard to ideas origination and areas of personal research.
What inspires your work?
I'm interested in contested areas of textile practice, embroidery, pattern, lace and recently traditions of floral textiles. Influences include a fascination with comparative structure, music, landscape, travel and historical textiles.