Skip to content | Accessibility Information

Clare Calveley BA, MA, PGCE

Textiles in Practice

Clare Calveley is a Digital and Virtual Textile Artist and Lecturer at Manchester School of Art on the BA (Hons) Textiles in Practice programme. Her qualifications in Textiles and Graphic Design explore a multi-disciplinary approach to commissions and client projects.

Clare is a Fellow of the Teaching Academy. As an educator, she can draw on a very broad range of digital and material skills, with a wide contextual understanding both within the creative industries (especially in Textiles, Fashion and Graphics) and the wider art world. Clare's commitment to teaching and learning is impeccable, alongside her innovative input on the course in the printed textiles area.

Clare's research explores the use of colour, pattern and cloth as a flexible medium, the intersection between physical and virtual space, the communication of tangibility and the haptic in their virtual space, and how traditional analogue textile skills and processes inform innovative and sustainable methods of production.

Clare is an ECR member of the UCRKE Design and Craft: Making and Materiality Research Group at MMU which seeks to explore materials and creative solutions within design. The research is specifically towards textile design, which is based on the history of textile production and design research. The faculty seeks to support research that interrogates creative agency of material practices based on expertise and skill in subject areas. It looks at design as an applied practice that can be used to work collaboratively with external partners for specific solutions.

Member of the The Largest British Fashion & Textile Network

Member of the Arts Emergency Mentoring Body

Member of the Future Fashion Factory


Second Edition of The Fundamentals of Printed Textiles

In 2020 Clare was approached by established Graphic Artist and Print Designer Alex Russell, who is featuring her conceptual practice development in the second edition of ‘The Fundamentals of Printed Textiles’. Within the book she will also have product photography she did for British accessories designer Abigail Knott. Details…

State of the Arts

Clare has secured in-kind funding in the past from Nova Chrome UK, to create an installation for various shows such as her MA Show in 2017. She has been working with the company to print graphic imagery onto metal, then testing the materials properties. Details…

TRANSvisualATION for British Textile Biennial 2021

This project 'TRANSvisualATION' explores how printed textiles can be explored digitally, but still able to view its physical properties through virtual movement. 'Flow' & 'Scrunch' are created using the swatcheditor software, whilst ‘Coffination’ was created in Fusion 360. Details…