Internationally renowned Liz Clay creates stunningly beautiful textiles. Hand made felt production is the core of her workshop business, which throughout the past ten years has acquired a high level of expertise in the design and production of unique and original projects promoted internationally and throughout the UK. Clients include Givenchy, Balenciaga, Mina Perhonen, Stella McCartney and the Crafts Council.
Her collections of luxury hand felted textiles, exclusive craft objects and art pieces combine innovative design with superb craftsmanship. Working closely with clients from concept to creation within gallery, fashion and interiors her aim is to celebrate and surprise, offering a completely new vision for hand felted material.
British Made Luxury
Seeking experimental and innovative design solutions through an artistic process, Liz draws inspiration from the expressive characteristics of less familiar materials. Within the field of fine felt craft practice:
"I give wools from British flocks new identities through hand working that combines new technologies with a love and respect of traditional processes."
This focus on undervalued native wools and their singular characteristics reflects a passion for individuality and personality in her handcrafted products; thus raising an awareness of the potential and relevance of this material and in so doing the material is repositioned in a valuable and original light.
Customisations of hand-finishing techniques demonstrate her trademark strength of innovation with traditional hand felting processes - creating stunning textiles with unexpected and dramatic visual effect far beyond their material origin that express a uniquely personal, exquisitely crafted modern approach.
A diverse portfolio of master classes, talks and lectures aims to challenge, encourage and inspire whilst integrating the distinct elements of theory and practice.
Liz welcomes visitors to her studio by appointment.