Monday, 7 November 2016

Creative Quarters...Abbey Costello

The next designer to be featured in Creative Quarters is Abbey Costello...

Abbey Costello is a Staffordshire based Textile Designer/Maker who has a passion for abstract bold textiles pieces, working under her studio name Abbey Costello Designs.

Abbey has had a passion for textiles and collage since school, where she made large canvas collage pieces which were stitched into. She took this mixed media theme all the way through college and eventually through to university.

She has a BA (Hons) degree in Textile Surfaces, her degree gave her to opportunity to develop her textured collages into digitally printed placement prints. Shape and texture are the most important elements of her work, taking inspiration from layers of texture found in worn out buildings and organic shapes. 

Abbey works from her studio at home in Staffordshire, where she is currently developing her first homeware collection. 
All of her designs begin with heavily dyed and textured papers, which are layered and used to make still life compositions and collages with a strong focus on colour, shape and texture. 
Although her work begins in a very hand drawn and expressive way, digital processes are used to tweak and bring together the final compositions, 
which are then digitally printed in the UK.

Whilst at university Abbey won a two-week placement with Hallmark cards with a commercial but painterly themed brief, as well as a winning degree show sponsorship with Be Fab Be Creative.

Abbey is passionate about her future design business hopes to launch towards the end of the year. 
She loves the versatility of surface pattern design and is excited to see where this path takes her. 
As well as launching her own collection she’d love to collaborate with brands and also work on some more bespoke pieces.

She loves sitting down with a massive pile of beautiful papers and seeing what happens!

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I hope you've enjoyed reading a little about Abbey,
and seeing a selection of her work.

To get in touch with her, please visit her website here for details.

Abbeys new website can be found here...

If you missed the last Creative Quarters post featuring Alice Dart, you can read it here.
And don't forget, if you'd like to be featured, 
please send examples of your work with links to website portfolios, 
and some info about you and your background, etc... 
to Louise at 
Look forward to hearing from you!

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