Jacqui Carey

Jacqui Carey completed a BA(Hons) degree in woven textiles at WSCAD in 1985, and has been practicing ever since. As a textile specialist and braidmaker, her work acknowledges tradition whilst exploring the creative, and has been widely exhibited. Jacqui is recognised as a leading authority in her field, and shares her expertise through writing and teaching. She is the author of several books andrecipient of a QEST Craft Scholarship.

Describe your approach to teaching?

I like to teach individuals, allowing them to flourish at their own pace. My approach is to reveal the fundamentals of technique and to facilitate students exploring their own interests.

What inspires your work?

My own work is inspired by the creative process, practice and by journeys, both internal and external. My current work is interlacing themes and meditations on the intangible.

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