julia straiton


Julia's first involvement with textiles as an art form was back in the 1980s when she worked in three-dimensional soft sculpture under the tutelage of Victoria Bartlett at Morley College, London. More recently she attended the Creative Textile Workshop at East Berkshire College, Windsor acquiring various contemporary techniques and skills.

Much of her work now entails layering and fusing textile, paper and stitch and she is currently experimenting with other mixed media. She has also turned to printmaking using collagraph and drypoint techniques on both paper and fabric - some now incorporating stitch.

With a strong interest in our historical past the sources for her current work include the telling human images portrayed both in medieval illuminated manuscripts and in the delicate fragments of English stained glass. However, the vibrancy of 20th century German Expressionism is now intriguing her, so watch this space!


1997 BA, The Open University.

1978/80 Soft Sculpture Workshop, Morley College, London.

1960/61 Stage Design, Central School of Art, London.

1957 Diploma [Hons.], Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London.


June 18-26, Bucks Open Studios, The Old Place, Cuddington, Bucks

12 September- 20 December HapticArt The Thames, Shifting Perspectives, Abingdon Museum
Bucks Open Studios, Cuddington Bucks

September 9th - 27th. HapticArt, The Upstairs Gallery, Berkhamsted, Herts.
Bucks Open Studios, Cuddington, Bucks.

HapticArt, Riverhouse Arts Centre, Walton on Thames.
Bucks Open Studios, Cuddington, Bucks.

WSTA, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell.
HapticArt, The Fountain Gallery, Hampton Court, London.

Fusion, Bucks Arts Weeks, Jordans, Bucks.


E-mail:  juliastraiton@googlemail.com