Lecturer in Textile Design
Clare Langford is a Textile Design Lecturer and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) with over 20 years of lecturing experience. She holds a first-class BA (Hons) in Constructed Textile Design (specialising in weave), and a PGCert in Enhancing Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. She’s currently the Schools Champion lead for the School of Fashion and Textiles and teaches across the three years of the course in the disciplines of print, weave, knit and embroidery.
At the beginning of her career Clare received the RSA Student Design Award which enabled a brief period of study at the Kawashima Textile School in Japan. She then went on to develop a career as a designer maker, exhibiting work at several nationally recognised galleries and craft fairs and was shortlisted for the Crafts Council British Crafts in Japan Award.
Clare brings to the textile team a strong focus on the student experience through community building initiatives, collaborative approaches, and her playful teaching style. She has also played a leading role over the years in developing student employability through the organisation of student work placements and the development of industry links and live project collaborations.
Clare’s area of expertise and interests are; weave, textile design, pedagogy, ideation, material exploration and transformation, and she’s a member of the MAT_er.Lab team exploring possibilities of sustainable development in materials.