Hannah Maughan

Job title
Senior Lecturer, Textile Design
Email
hannah.maughan@falmouth.ac.uk
Telephone
01326 370431

Hannah studied at Birmingham and the Royal College of Art, specialising in embroidery and mixed media. As a freelance designer, Hannah worked on commissions ranging from couture to commercial, producing work for leading international fashion and interior companies including Christian Lacroix, United Arrows and English Eccentrics. Represented by View Studio in London, Hannah continues to produce seasonal collections of commercial designs for clients such as Michael Kors, Vera Wang, Gap and Calvin Klein.

Since joining Falmouth in 2003 Hannah has worked as senior lecturer on the BA(Hons) Textile Design, establishing the mixed media area. This focuses on the traditions and values of hand embroidery, machine and digital stitch, fabric manipulation and surface embellishment, with the emphasis on technical acumen and encouraging a personal and an innovative response to contemporise the discipline.

Hannah has been recognised for making an outstanding contribution to embroidery education, winning the 2016 Embroiderers' Guild Beryl Dean Award for Teaching Excellence. In 2011 Hannah received the Falmouth Teaching Excellence Award for her overall engagement and commitment to her subject area and students.

Hannah was a key player in establishing Hidden Art Cornwall at Falmouth, the first and only social franchise of the award winning designer-maker membership organisation, Hidden Art, which connected the Cornish creative design community to each other and the international design community and ran until 2009.

Hannah is a practitioner researcher, currently involved in projects within Falmouth's Creative Connected Communities research group, investigating digital embroidery, making through co creating and the narrative, capturing the "small stories" of embroidery.

Qualifications

YearQualificationAwarding body
1998
MA Constructed Textiles
Royal College of Art
1996
BA (Hons) Textile Design
Birmingham Institute of Art &Design, UCE

Honours and awards

YearDescription
2016

Winner of the 2016 Embroiderers' Guild Beryl Dean Teaching Excellence Award

2013

Most Supportive Member of Staff - Falmouth Mentor Scheme Awards

2011

Recipient of Falmouth's inaugural Teaching Excellence Award

Research interests

Research interests and expertise

Hannah’s research interest within mixed media derives from her curiosity into textile materials and processes, fusing the traditional with the contemporary, to open up new ways of making and thinking. Archives, storytelling, commemoration and ethnography inspire visual narratives, underpinned by the historical, cultural and social contexts of embroidery. Femininity and gender issues inform the conceptual and aesthetic response to her practise.



Research outputs

Publications and research outputs

Exhibition

Matthias, Gayle and English, Claire and Bunnell, Katie (2014) All Makers Now? pop up exhibition supporting the conference. [Exhibition]
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Events

YearDescription
2015

FTC Futurescan 3: Intersecting Identities conference, Glasgow School of Art, November 2015, presentation of peer reviewed paper "Stitched together; Community Learning, Collaborative Making", Dr.F.Hackney, H.Maughan

2015

Fabric of the City Symposium, London Metropolitan University, July 2015
presentation of short paper "Making: Archives - an investigation into the creative use of archives within the University context"

2014

All Makers Now? Conference, Falmouth University.
Conference team/Peer Review panel member
Panel Chair, Digital Making Textiles /
Peer reviewed paper: "Community Making & Making Communities: crafting non/digital interactions", H.Maughan, M.Loveday Edwards

2014

All Makers Now? Pop up Exhibition, Trellisick House, Cornwall
July 2014

2014

AHRC Connected Communities Festival, Cardiff /
CARE project exhibited and presented

2013

AHRC Connected Communities Showcase and Summit, Edinburgh /
CARE project exhibited and presented

Teaching

Areas of teaching

Textile Design
Mixed Media Textiles
CAD
Drawing

Courses taught

Textile Design

Policy engagement within Cornwall

Founder Member of the Hidden Art Cornwall Advisory Board, 2005-2009