Lauren Hulme wins BA Student Award 2017

Lauren Hulme wins BA Student Award 2017

This yearís Textile Society undergraduate bursary winner is Lauren Hulme.

The judges were intrigued by the way Lauren is applying linear geometry and laser cutting technique to give wood fluid, flexible textile-like qualities. Her cut patterns enable different weights and scales of plywood to bend, fold and twist. She uses screen print to add a colourful, decorative dimension. Lauren explained to the judging team how she has transferred her personal experiences of dyslexia to her work, by not allowing preconceptions to limit what a material can and canít do. This positive, creative attitude has not only guided her to push the design boundaries, it underpins her refusal to allow negative perceptions of dyslexia to curb her own potential.

Lauren is completing her BA Textiles in Practice final project at Manchester School of Art.