Ruthin Craft Centre
The Centre for the Applied Arts


Gallery 3

Wallace Sewell

28 November 2015 – 31 January 2016

Colour & Construction

UK based British design studio, Wallace Sewell, was established by Harriet Wallace-Jones and Emma Sewell after graduating from The Royal College of Art in 1990. Their diverse portfolio includes scarves for the Tate museums as well as moquette fabric designs for Transport for London’s underground seating. Strongly influenced by the Bauhaus for its aesthetic and design ideology, Wallace Sewell strive to unite craft and manufacturing, embracing traditional techniques. The initial design process begins on handlooms in the London and Dorset studios. Production then takes place in a family run mill, fusing tradition with state of the art technology, allowing flexibility in order to weave a variety of qualities from small batches to larger quantities.

This exhibition showcases a selection of the stunning woven works from the last 23 years of Wallace Sewell’s creative partnership.