Peter Doubleday

Job title
Senior Technician, The Fashion & Textiles Institute
Email
peter.doubleday@falmouth.ac.uk
Telephone
01326 253637 Ext: 3637

I am an artist with a broad portfolio of skills gained from my own art practice and time spent in the print industry. A few years after graduating with an honours degree in fine art I entered the print industry and worked for a major decorative print company. We produced wallcoverings, floorcoverings and textile prints for the fashion, furnishing and sportswear sectors. I initially started as a studio artist and graphic designer before moving into technical management and R&D. In this position I specialised in digital pre-press, printing and colour management, skills which stand me in very good stead in my role here. The company closed in 2007 after 200 years in existence and I moved to Cornwall and enrolled at Falmouth University on the MA Photography course. During the course I began working as technician for the Fashion and Performance Sportswear courses and on completion of the MA continued working within the department. In 2009/10 I successfully undertook a PGCHE.

As a senior technician within the Fashion & Textiles Institute I provide instruction in CAD software, particularly Adobe CS, for which I attained the Adobe Photoshop ACA qualification. I also oversee Large Format Digital print and laser cutting facilities. I know next to nothing about sewing but have developed a range of non traditional techniques for garment construction - namely bonding, welding and seam taping.

My art practice has covered many disciplines over the years; painting, drawing, sculpture. At present I work primarily with photography and printmaking. My work is concerned with our relationship to the ordinary objects which surround us but which often remain overlooked.

Qualifications

YearQualificationAwarding body
2011
PGCHE
Falmouth University
2009
MA Photography
Falmouth University
1987
BA(Hons) Fine art
Wolverhampton University