Sarah Wilkinson

St Werburghs Community Centre

Human and animal forms inspire naïve stylised paintings, with a playful composition and narrative.

Sarah Wilkinson is an emerging textiles designer. Sarah studied Textile Design for Fashion and interiors at Bath Spa University. She is an innovative fabric surface designer, specialising in the design of large-scale oil cloths as floor and wall pieces. With a unique ability to adapt her skills to any style of work, she takes an experimental approach towards a variety of textile processes, mainly hand painted technique.

Sarah takes her inspiration from a variety of themes, predominantly human and animal forms, or intricate details from nature. Sarah’s style is painterly, taking direct inspiration from the colour, shapes and textures she can see, translating them into using markings and formations as textural backgrounds, surfaces and figurative, stylised imagery of human and animal form to create narrative pieces of work. She prepares and finishes the oilcloths from start to finish, finishing the edging with embroidery and adornments appropriate to the theme and story of the piece.

The concept behind her work looks at the creating an ethical, sustainable business, focussing on Oil Cloths and Tufted rugs that will be my sole work.
Collaborate is something I am interested in; building good connections within the local community. Although I will eventually reach out worldwide, such as working in collaboration with makers in India and Kenya, I feel it is important to support the local arts and craft communities close to me.

Experience
Awarded 2nd place: Lewis and Wood wallpaper competition January 2017
Winner of Silk Bureau competition January 2018
Somerset Arts Week September 2018
Circleline work experience and international sales October 2018

Sarah Wilkinson