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Carley is a textile artist and designer who aims to emphasize the versatility of craft processes, particularly in textile construction and its tools. Multiple methods are explored and combined to create new structures, and equipment is often created or adapted to realize her ideas.

With a foundation in weaving, Carley’s work encompasses an array of techniques including knitting and crochet, as well as many other off-loom techniques. Having worked collaboratively on projects in installation art, product design, healthcare and fashion, she enjoys pushing the boundaries of textiles and their applications.

EDUCATION

Graduate of the Royal College of Art in London, England with an MA in Textiles. 

Graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University with a BFA in Textiles and Fashion. 

Participated in a semester exchange in 2014 with the Fibres program at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA.

ICA Instructor for the 'Off-Loom' Course at The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University.

Winner of the 2018 DesignJam: Design for Health, in junction with the Royal Society of Medicine and the Royal College of Art, valued at  £1000.

 

2017-2018, featured in CraftTech: Hybrid Frameworks for Smart Photonic Materials, a touring exhibition with Institute of Textiles and Clothing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Royal College of Art

2017 - Illustrated prototypes and scenarios for S++, a woven silk hybrid fabric for medical use
developed by John McNair at Kyoto’s D-Lab . Displayed internationally, including at “Outdoor Retailer Summer Market” with DuPont™ Sorona®’s and in an exhibition in Tokyo.

2016, Winner of the 2011 Canada Games Emerging Artist of Excellence Award, valued at $10 000 CDN.

Former studio assistant at Interplay Design with Toshiko and Charles MacAdam, crocheting large playground installations. Most recently traveled to Hong Kong to install Harmonic Motion at the IFC Mall.

Acted as the technical assistant to Sandra Brownlee and Warren Seelig's 'Making Words' class at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in July 2015.

EXPERIENCE