Isabella trained as a graphic designer and worked in industry
before 'discovering' textiles during extended travels in Asia. She
specialises in resist-dyeing, enjoying an international following
as artist and tutor. Isabella is also known for historical research
into natural dyes, and is a member of the Devon Guild of
Describe your approach to teaching:
I have an unpressured approach which welcomes the design-phobic. Students experiment and discover tools and materials at their own pace before finding a personal 'place' within the medium and making original work.
What inspires your own work?
I have kept sketchbooks for over 40 years. Drawings and sketches from personal observation are the foundation of all my work, generally with an emphasis on texture and colour.