Course Leader, Textile Design
Sally-Ann studied at UCA Farnham and at the Royal College of Art specialising in woven textiles. Prior to working at Falmouth she was a freelance designer and colourist for Liberty and a Research Fellow at UCA Farnham where her work was focused upon the translation of hand weaves into power loom small scale production whilst retaining the qualities and beauty of hand woven fabric.
Sally-Ann taught at several colleges and Universities prior to setting up the weave area of the course here at Falmouth. She is passionate in her teaching of woven textiles and proud of the range of technical equipment available to students at Falmouth. Sally-Ann secured recognition for weave at Falmouth from the Worshipful Company of Weavers. This takes the form of financial support for the course and scholarships for selected students annually.
Sally-Ann is currently researching the life and work of Violetta Thurstan, a renowned nurse during WW1, author and weaver. Sally-Ann has presented public lectures on her research and has produced commemorative woven textiles related to it. Her work was most recently exhibited as part of the national exhibition, Digital Encounters.