Georgina Hickey


“My collection was inspired by different forms of energy. Energy can be seen everywhere and is an integral part of our lives, much like design and craft. Energy cannot be created or destroyed; only transformed from one form into another.”


“I believe in the importance of well decorated environments in terms of personal wellbeing and happiness. My mission is to create bold, timeless interior accessories from my hand-printed textiles for people to value in their homes”

Georgina Hickey

Georgina Hickey

Designer Maker

BA (Hons) Textile Design

Duncan Of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee

Statement

“I spent four years studying at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design and graduated with a sound understanding of colour, texture and composition as well as craft skills. Furthermore, theory modules expanded my insight into design and craft’s place in the economy, culture and people’s wellbeing. My graduate collection was inspired by different forms of energy. Energy can be seen everywhere and is an integral part of our lives, much like design and craft. Energy cannot be created or destroyed; only transformed from one form into another. Again, this is reflected in the arts; it always has and always will be there, within a cycle of influence and inspiration. This theme offers varied imagery and ultimately inspired bold, dynamic designs which I believe would add statement and accent pieces for people’s homes.

Now I am a designer in residence in the printed textiles department of DJCAD, furthering my printing skills, helping to give workshops to students and working on my business plans. I am keen to return to my energy theme but also want to explore a brief festive project to try out new techniques and products on the market. I am passionate about slow, hand processes as it fulfils me as a craftsperson and demands careful consideration and investment from the customer. People are more likely to cherish and repair handcrafted products, rather than add to the growing issues of our throwaway culture and fast fashion. I believe in the importance of well decorated environments in terms of personal wellbeing and happiness. My mission is to create bold, timeless interior accessories from my hand-printed textiles for people to value in their homes.”

Materials and Techniques

“I print on various fabrics such as: cottons, linens, wools and silks, with a general avoidance of synthetics. I favour dye-based print pastes over pigments, which I mix myself. To add these colours to the cloth, I paint, screen-print and use dye baths. Once my textiles are finished, I hand-make my products with the help of my sewing machine, lampshade making kits etc.”


Georgina Hickey, drying fabric.

Awards, Exhibitions and News

Based in Dundee

Designer in residence at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design

Exhibited at the Here & Now exhibition, alongside other design graduates at Dock Street Studios in Dundee. As a result of this Georgina is now permanently stocked at Dock Street Studio

Currently working on her own Business Plan.