Helen Watkins MA RCA BA (hons)

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Specialist Subject Areas

Traditionally constructed designs for Interior and Fashion Textiles, Stationery and Tabletop Ceramics
Hand Screen Printed Textiles
Synthetic Dyed Textiles
Heat Transfer Printed Textiles
Natural Plant Dyed Textiles


1976-78 MA RCA Printed Textile Design, Royal College of Art, London
1973-76 BA (Hons) Printed Textile Design, Middlesex Polytechnic
1972-73 Foundation Studies Diploma, Hereford College of Art


Helen Watkins is currently a 0.7 Associate Senior Lecturer at Cardiff School of Art & Design, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff UK. She teaches at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels.
She is a founder member of DIGIT Textile Research group
As a practicing Designer Maker, she has a specialist interest in natural plant dye processes and works with a range of fabrics, fibres and threads. She uses a combination of machine and hand embroidery techniques as well as hand applied and screen printed marks to create wall-hung and three dimensional pieces for gallery exhibition.

Principal Publications and/or Exhibitions

Solo Exhibition
Shepherds, Hay-on-Wye, Powys

Group Exhibitions
Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff
Crafts in the Bay Arts Centre, Cardiff
Howard Gardens Gallery, CSAD, Cardiff
St James, Hereford
The Tabernacle, Talgarth, Powys: May 2016
Material Matters: DIGIT Joint textile research exhibition with K. Canavan, C. Treadaway, P. Lawrence. Howard Gardens Gallery. Oct 2010.