Jessica Kirkpatrick is a printed textile designer born and raised in Lancashire, UK.
She focuses on exploring how we, as designers, can reduce the pollution and waste we produce throughout the printing process. Jessica works with locally sourced plants from within Lancashire to explore their potential, experimenting with them to extract the most vivid and full range of colours.
Sustainability and circularity are a constant in her work, as she explores how to continually evolve her practice to support our planet's growth rather than hinder it.
Before her MA in Print at the Royal College of Art, Jessica obtained a distinction for Foundation in Art and Design at the Blackpool and the Fylde College, going on to complete a First Class BA Hons in Textile Design, specialising in printed textiles for interior design at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), UK.
Jessica has explored the future possibility of hosting workshops to share her knowledge and explorations within natural processes and was fortunate enough to visit UCLan Textiles to run a workshop exploring natural dyes using food waste.
She is one of the students running the RCA's Textile Social community for MA Textiles and runs the RCA Textile Social Instagram.
Awards & Residencies:
Merz Barn Residency, Lake District (2022)
Priestman Goode x RCA, Healthy Materials, Colour Material Finish Design, Runner-up (2022)
Lancashire Business Review, Sub36 Awards Finalist (2020)
Creative Lancashire Award for Enterprise (2020)
Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) Scholar, Medieval Ceramic Bowl (2016)
LEGACY, SustainLab RCA, Hockney Gallery, London (2023)
Priestman Goode x RCA, Healthy Materials, London Design Festival, Great Portland Street, London (2022)
Drawn From Youth, Fylde Gallery, Lytham (2016, 2017)
RBA Exhibition, Lloyds Register Gallery, London (2016)
RBA Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London (2016)