Ellen Merchant specialises in designing and hand-printing original patterns for interior textiles, championing the application of traditional craft skills and values to vibrant, contemporary design for a modern audience.
Having re-joined the course after a two-year leave of absence, Ellen enjoyed a unique opportunity to return to this phase of creative exploration. During her time away, Ellen established herself within the industry through a series of professional collaborations and started her own business. In 2022, she was named one of House & Garden's Rising Stars in the Decorative Arts.
Ellen's MA collection is titled 'Rewilding', meaning the recovery of nature and the return of our native wildlife, but also reconnecting modern life with craft and traditional processes within printed textiles.