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About


Sam Pickard is an award winning textile artist and craftswoman who hand-prints contemporary textiles informed and inspired by the seasonal colours of the North Devon & Exmoor landscape where she lives and works. 

Her extensive knowledge of textile dyes, has been gained over thirty five years of experimentation and discovery, documenting many hundreds of colours from plants and birds & then meticulously translating these into
textile dye recipes to use in her work. 

Her detailed sketches inform her wall panels, fabrics and accessories and highlight and celebrate individual elements of nature, which when put together can re-create a fantastical garden or landscape within an interior space. 

More of her sketching and colour inspiration can be found on her blog Planet Sam

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Sam Pickard was born in Bath and studied printed Textile Design (B.A.hons) at Camberwell School of Art and Crafts in 1985.
She spent one year in India studying block-printed textiles following a R.S.A. travel award  and gained an M.A. with distinction in Textile design from Bath Spa University in 2008. 

Her textiles have been sold in shops and galleries in Europe and USA, notably, Liberty, the Crafts Council shop at the V&A, the Scottish Gallery, The National Trust Artisan and Craft Collection, Nordstrum and Saks 5th Avenue and have been regularly featured in national and International press. 

Sam is a short course tutor at West Dean college & a member of The Devon Guild of Craftsmen.