Keireine Canavan

Today we had a talk from our head lecturer Keireine Canavan, about her life as an artists, and what she is currently doing in her field. Both her parents were fine artists and met at Ruskin School of Art and Design at Oxford University. She studied her art foundation course at coventry where she discover her love of textiles. She received a place at Liverpool university to study weave, woven design and fashion. She then went on to complete her masters at the royal college of art in London to study Knitting. At this time, the college only accepted three students for each course, so this was a massive achievement.

During her second year of masters she worked for Massoni but after finishing her masters, she decided to wanted to start her own business. She moved to Plymouth and had her own store where she created knit wear. After 5 years and have three children she decided to move back to London.

After this she then decided to go back to school and study a masters at SCOT, in Scotland to study using CADCAM (computer aided design, computer aided technology).

Since 2003 she has been very interested in the Al-Sadu weaving project. This is a method of weaving within Kuwait. She also loves camels.


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