Amy Kerr

Amy Kerr is an award winning textile designer who focuses mainly on hand weaving textiles but also incorporates modern technology and experimental materials in her work. Sustainable, ethical and circular design is an integral part of her practice and all of her work is aims to integrate these key components into her designs. Through the collaboration of craft, technology and science, Amy aims to help educate and promote these practices while also highlighting the wonders and awe of nature to work towards a brighter more eco-friendly future of the fashion and textile industry.

Q&A

Artist Statement

Amy Kerr is an award winning Textile Designer based in Kildare. She received her BA(HONS) for Textile and Surface Design in the National College of Art and Design in 2021.

Amy’s graduate project ‘(s/b)ee, the alternative’ has won numerous awards both nationally and internationally including the prestigious RDS Craft Award in 2022.

What craft do you work with? 

Her speciality is constructed textiles, focusing on woven textiles and the innovative collaboration between craft and technology for both fashion and interiors. She is very interested in applying new, experimental and un-conventional processes and materials to more traditional crafts.

What inspires you to work with this craft? 

Her work is driven by nature and and looking at nature through different perspectives.

How do you start your creative process?

Through looking at the world through the eyes of other creatures, Amy explores innovative methods of problem-solving to create more sustainable alternatives and solutions to the many issues faced in the textiles and fashion industry. Through viewing our world through the eyes of other creatures, it unlocks another level of appreciation and beauty that is all around us. It helps create a more intimate bond between people and the planet and how truly amazing it all is. Amy hopes to help change peoples’ attitude towards the industry in a positive and encouraging way.

 

Media & Contact

Representation

AK Textiles

 

References

Website: Textiles | Amy Kerr Textiles – Ak Textiles

Instagram: @ak.textiles

Photography credit

Colm Kerr
Lucas McDermott
Amy Kerr

Location

Ireland