Ann Sutton

b. 1935, Staffordshire

Brief biography

Ann Sutton was born in North Staffordshire, in 1935. Between 1951 and 1956 she attended Cardiff College of Art and has since been the course leader of the West Sussex College of Art Weaving Department. In 2005 Sutton was made a visiting professor at the University of the Arts, London and a Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art, London. Sutton has become an internationally recognised woven textile artist and designer, who is always seeking to experiment within her practice, making clear that she doesn’t view herself as a craftsperson. Having exhibited worldwide and featured in many public and private collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, she has also undertaken significant commissions for public buildings, such as an award winning work for Southampton City Art Gallery (1992). In 1991 Sutton was awarded an MBE for services to textiles. Ann Sutton currently lives and works in Arundel, Sussex. In 2017 Ann Sutton delivered the annual Crafts Council Fielding Talk.

Education & training

Cardiff College of Art, 1951-1956

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