Pat Taylor

Pat Taylor worked at West Dean for over 30 years, as Director of the Tapestry Studio and as Programme Leader of the MA Visual Arts Programmes. Pat's involvement with West Dean's Professional Tapestry Studio included commissioned projects, such as for Portcullis House in Westminster, as well as collaborations with prominent artists, Henry Moore, John Piper, Howard Hodgkin and John Aitken.

Teaching:
Having worked for many years in HE, Pat believes that great design is more than learned aesthetics and style. Promoting creativity and innovation leads to extraordinary results; experiences, ideas, processes and products. In 2013 working together with other professionals outside of the HE environment, Pat developed a much needed forum for problem solving for established weavers and proficient amateurs, which continues to develop and flourish.

Creative Practice:
Pat known for her use of identity as a starting point, expressed through the landscape of the face, makes accessible, figurative work, which seeks to touch 'everyman'.

In 2017 a refreshing and experimental tier has been added to her practice and a journey into form and structure have begun.

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