Date that this item was entered on to the web-site: 2nd May 2003


Interview with Ann Sutton for the Craft Council's 'Show5' exhibition project

Ann Sutton MBE

Ann Sutton MBE is an internationally recognised woven textile artist, designer and maker. As well as her pioneering weaving work, (using a loom connected to a computer), Ann has written numerous textile books, presented a BBC series, 'The Craft of the Weaver', and has lectured and exhibited widely throughout the world.

In 2001 she set up the Ann Sutton Foundation, a charitable trust dedicated to supporting textile postgraduates. There are currently three Research Fellows working at the foundation in Arundel, where they receive support and advice in producing their work as well as in business, legal and industrial aspects of being an independent maker.

Show 5 is a series of exhibitions at venues around the country featuring work by Richard Slee, Jim Partridge, Carol McNicoll, Michael Rowe and Ann Sutton. The aim of 'Show5' is to showcase the work of pioneers in British Crafts. Ann's exhibition will be shown at the Crafts Council Gallery in London in the autumn of 2003. A short video made by NEVAC will be shown in the gallery.

(Ann was interviewed at her home in Arundel, West Sussex on 30th April 2003).