Carla Sanders

A textile artist and print maker with a passion for pattern, Carla is never without a camera or a sketchbook to hand, constantly drawing and taking photos of a variety of different things around her. Developing these images into hand-pulled prints such as Monoprint, Lino, Drypoint Etching, Screen-Printing, Collagraph and Textile pieces, and then  exploring these photos and pieces of artwork by manipulating and distorting them into pattern repeats, which are then handmade into soft furnishings or accessories.

She didn’t set out to be an abstract artist, but enjoys working in a spontaneous manner and letting the art take her on a journey. Carla trained as a Surface Pattern Designer at DeMontfort University in Leicester and currently teaches Print, Textiles and Mixed Media at a local FE College. When not working, Carla creates her art in a studio at home in Portsmouth.