Angie Parker

Angie Parker’s distinctive and intricate floor art and fabric creations are hand-woven using long-established rug weaving techniques, such as Krokbragd, which she combines with her instinctive and daring approach to colour. It is the creative process of importing a contemporary element into the time-honoured techniques of rug weaving and the responses from the viewer which most excite her. Producing rugs to the highest standard is paramount and she prides herself on impeccable selvedges.

Her often ostentatious approach to design evolved during the time when she didn’t create for an audience or marketplace. A year spent living in India and, more recently, the dynamic graffiti in her neighbourhood in Bristol have both influenced the fabulously gaudy palette which is intrinsic to her weaving.

Parker says of her work: ‘There was such warmth shown to me as a visitor in India. I loved the humid sun-drenched market streets filled with vibrant colour. There was also a low-level political tension which occasionally came to the surface. That’s what I aim for in my work now—aesthetically pleasing, but not always harmonious.’

Born

  • 1972 Cheshire

Education

  • 1992-94 HND Design Crafts (Rug Weaving), Cumbria College of Art & Design

Awards

  • 2015 Associate Membership, Devon Guild of Craftsmen
  • 2015 Selected for Design Nation
  • 2015 Best New Business Development Award, Select Showcase
  • 2015 Silver Award for Textiles, Craft & Design, Selected Maker Awards
  • 1994 Floor covering, Designer of the Year, New Designers

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2018 Hothouse Selected, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
  • 2018 Eunique, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 2018 Head, Hand & Heart, London Craft Week at Helen Yardley, London
  • 2018 Colour Theory, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
  • 2017 Handmade at Kew, London
  • 2017 ShiftWorks, Columbia University, Chicago
  • 2017 Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey
  • 2017 ShiftWorks, Sion Hill gallery, Bath
  • 2017 Spotlight, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey
  • 2016 Wool B&B, Campaign for Wool, Islington, London
  • 2016 Decorex, London
  • 2016 ShiftWorks, The National Centre for Craft & Design, Sleaford; Casespace, Bruton Museum; Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey
  • 2016 Colour Coded, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey
  • 2015 ShiftWorks, Trowbridge Arts, Wiltshire; SIT SELECT Showcase, Cheltenham; Momentum, Somerset Art Weeks Festival, Yeovil
  • 2015 Collectors Corner, SIT SELECT Showcase, Cheltenham
  • 2015 In the Window, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
  • 2015 Get Fresh, Devon Guild of Master Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey
  • 2014 Wood and Fibre, Walford Mill Crafts, Dorset
  • 2014 New Designers One-Year-On, London

Selected Publications

  • 2017 Craft It Yourself, Featured craft maker, Episode 3, RDF

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