Debbie Siniska has worked for 25 years as a texile artist using traditional hand tools to create rag rugs/soft furnishings. She is a maker and tutor in schools and colleges. She has appeared on Channel 4 TV with Kirstie Allsopp, exhibited at the V&A, National Trust and Charleston. She is the author of Rag Rugs - Old into New and a member of the Heritage Crafts Association.
Describe your approach to teaching.
I aim to inspire and encourage my students, from my own experience with my craft. I will do short demonstrations as the need arises, and have plenty of inspirational material at hand.
What inspires your own work?
I am inspired to work with colour and texture. Birds, animals, nature and the natural world to create uplifting pieces and the element of recycling and historical narratives also inspire me.