Cas Holmes

Cas Homes studied in Fine Art, Maidstone College of Art (UCA) in the eighties before a further study in Japanese art, textiles and papermaking in Japan under a Japan Foundation Fellowship and a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship. She is a tutor at West Dean College alongside other adult education and community projects . Cas has also published work including; The Found Object in Textile Art, Stitch Stories, and Connected Cloth.

Describe your approach to teaching:

I am hands-on, experimental with a strong emphasis on using found materials and inventive applications of textile and mixed media processes as part of the exploration of developing a 'creative language'

What inspires your own work?

Space, Place and Trace... landscape and the world within my footsteps. Visual, social, as well as climatic change. Ideas expressed with found materials, paint, cloth and stitch gathered as travel and work.

Help preserve our future

West Dean is part of a registered charity and relies on the support of generous donors, friends, legacies to help us deliver world-class education in conservation and the creative arts and maintain our award-winning gardens.

Find out how you can help support us