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Jack and Jill of all trades

Making a living through surface design

Sarah Bagshaw

Artist, Designer & Educator

John Hall

Multidisciplinary Designer and Artist

Exploring where fine art practice meets commercial textile design, Sarah Bagshaw and John Hall will delve into their experiences working as designer makers with a focus on surface pattern and textiles.

Creative Director of About Pattern studio John Hall will share his experience of the textile print design sector with a particular focus on fashion. Sarah Bagshaw has extensive experience in education and will talk about how this has aligned with a number of exciting industry collaborations in relation to her surface pattern and fine art practice.

A not so straight path, both John and Sarah have a shared interest in abstract art and design language, urban decay and pattern. They have collaborated previously on fashion based print collections and will also reveal the complexities of running a design business alongside family commitments, teaching jobs, and an inherent need to just make visual work!


product District Partner

BCU STEAMhouse Challenge Space

product District

Cardigan Street,
B4 7BD

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