Ildikó Sealey, working in Mixed-media, Printmaking, Textiles

I am a practitioner in textiles practices. I prefer the use of natural fabrics and materials, like wool, wood and leather, to design and create primarily for interiors. I incorporate machine knitting, sewing, screen printing and drawing in my work. I was classically trained in Hungary in the country’s one of four Art Colleges in Leather Craft and Drawing. In 1995 I took an opportunity to travel to London. After learning the language and obtaining a Secretarial Diploma, I took a 14-year ‘career detour’ in social housing. In the meantime, in 2007 I moved to Plymouth and due to an unexpected spell of unemployment, my life stirred back towards the creative arts. In 2013 I embarked on a BA (Hons) Textiles degree course to fulfil that lifelong longing for that creative degree. This was followed by sitting English and Maths GCSEs in aid of completing a PGCE degree in adult education. During my degree studies I took advantage of the Eramus Plus programme, and spent a semester in Budapest at the Applied Arts University, I won an international wallpaper design award for a 3D design and won the Enterprise Award for Graduating Students for my cross disciplinary work. What’s important to me nowadays? I have now established Studio IKO, where I am working as an independent Designer Maker. Collaboration has been playing an important part in my creative life in the last few years, hence being a member of DttV and being a founding member of Rhizome Artists’ Collective. Volunteering has brought me much joy in the last few years. I’ve been involved with an international ‘Handmade Wellbeing’ project, The Contemporary Craft Festival, Plymouth College of Art and Plymouth Arts Centre.

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