Jo Pierce is Senior Lecturer and Print Pathway Leader at Central Saint Martins BA Textile Design Course. Alongside her teaching she is a member of Textile Futures Research Community.
Jo’s practice includes textiles and materials based research, design, exhibition and collaboration. Individual work involves pattern, print, surface and material exploration in relation to social, sustainable, craft and digital dialogues. Projects create crafted narratives that foster connection and longevity to material things and places.
Cross discipline collaboration is a key aspect of research and recent projects and curriculum have included working with architects, urban planners, historians, ceramicist, fine artist and other textile practitioners.
Jo is co collaborator with Philippa Brock with Studio Houndstooth The studio is a materials and textile based research studio that facilitates a range of cross-disciplinary, collaborative and socially innovated, textile based projects; working with industry, community and education groups. Recent projects included working with urban planners in Barcelona’s District Poblenou and a Housing association to develop community-hoarding in East London.
Craft Futures, Cross-disciplinary Textiles, Design Participation,Print, Sustainability