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Kathy Dickinson

Kathy Dickinson

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Art & Design

Staff Group(s)
Decorative Arts (glass, ceramics, jewellery)


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

  • BA Hons Decorative Arts:
    • Level 1 Year Tutor; Planning, Delivery, Assessment, Progression
    • Levels 1, 2 and 3; Specialist Tutor - Design, Colour, Illustration, Printmaking, Printed Textiles, Dyeing,Embroidery, Fashion/Accessories, Interiors
  • BA Hons Textile Design Level 2 elective; Interior and Lifestyle Trends
  • MA Specialist Tutor
  • Workshops: Printed Textiles, Printmaking, Embroidery, Dyeing
  • Colour Group Coordinator School Initiative
  • Live Project Organiser
    • Designer Initiatives; Programme and cross school projects
    • Industrial Initiatives
  • Competition Facilitator
  • Organiser: Preconception - Design Responsibilities: Lecture Series.

Career overview

  • Textile Designer: freelance
  • Illustrator: freelance
  • Visiting Lecturer:
    • Loughborough College of Art and Design: BA Hons Textile Design
    • Lincoln College of Art: Fashion/Textiles
  • Texprint: selected designer
  • Programme consultancy: Carlton Television.

Research areas

  • Design Concepts of Colour
  • Decorative Arts in Colour
  • Own Practice:
    • Design.
    • Exhibitions Current; Journeys of Lace Nottingham

External activity

  • Exhibitions Co-ordinator
    • New Designers – Business Design Centre
    • LUSTRE – Nottingham University
    • Decorative Arts in Colour – NTU
  • Conference Organiser Craft Council
    • Professional Development Forum: 2005 - Co-ordinator/Liaison Officer
  • Society of Dyers and Colourists Day of Colour: Symposium 2006 – to date NTU
  • Society of Dyers and Colourists Midland Committee Member - Educational Advisor
  • UPcycling and Eco Design initiatives - ongoing.

Sponsors and collaborators

  • Lenzing, Austria: Innovation in Fibre and Fabric - Consultant/Collaborator
  • From Somewhere, London - Collaborative Project and Exhibitions.


  • Colour in Textiles; Chapter 8. Textile Design Principles Advances and Applications. 2011.Textile Institute/Woodhead Publishing. Cambridge
  • Towards Sustainability in the Textile and Fashion Industry. Copenhagen, Denmark April 2011.