Teresa Whitfield


Teresa Whitfield makes intricate ink drawings of historic lace from museum collections across the UK including Nottingham Castle Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Bath Museum of Fashion and the Bronte Parsonage Museum.  Her work explores the demise of the hand-made lace industry and challenges preconceived ideas about lace.  The technique she utilises is almost forensic in its precision and is inspired by similarities between lace-making processes and line-drawing.

Teresa Whitfield’s work has been included in exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts, the Royal West of England Academy, the Jerwood Space, Leeds College of Art and Nottingham Castle Museum and she has had solo shows at the Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Worthing Museum and the Somerset Museum of Rural Life.