Lora Avedian

Lora Avedian is a mixed-media textile artist and educator who studied at the Royal College of Art. She has taught at Winchester School of Art, and has run workshops at the Barbican Centre, and Kettles Yard. Her work is sold through The New Craftsmen and Fortnum & Mason. Lora has a book ‘Stitch in Bloom’ due to be published in Spring 2021.

Describe your approach to teaching. 
I like to give my students a foundation of skills to work with and try to inspire and support them to create original work which reflects their interests and ideas. 

What inspires your own work? 
My inspiration comes from nature, and the objects I collect from car boot sales, and antiques markets. My work often stems from a combination of those two things.

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