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Erin McQuarrie

Erin McQuarrie
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Erin McQuarrie is a Printed Textile graduate from The Glasgow School of Art whose work pursues finding a marriage between craft and digital techniques. Inspired by a strong connection to sites and their history, McQuarrie uses archival research in combination with site photography as a starting point for design work.

She has a keen interest in mixed media approaches to create new hybrid fabrics which pay homage to methods of handcraft and utilise the benefits of modern technologies. Often using familiar everyday base materials, she challenges their potential through process, creating textiles with interesting colour harmonies and intriguing tactile qualities.

First Class, BA (Hons) in Textile Design, Print specialism, 2013-2018, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland

Textile Exchange Student August 2015 - January 2016, Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan


The Newbery Medal - Awarded to the Top Undergraduate Student at The Glasgow School of Art

Dulux Colour in Design Award - One to Watch, New Designers, London

The Textile Society B.A. Bursary - 1st Place Winner 2018

The Centre for Advanced Textiles Student Bursary - 1st Winner 2017/2018

The Bradford Textile Society Design Competition, Travel Award (Paris): The Cotton Industry War Memorial Trust - Excellence in Textile Design, 2017/2018

The Bradford Textile Society Design Competition, Textile design inspired by a Historical context - Commendation

Visual Arts Scotland Shortlisted Artist 2018

The Incorporation of Bonnetmaker's and Dyer's Prize 2018 - 1st Place Winner

The Incorporation of Skinner's and Glover's Leather Project, The Glasgow School of Art - 1st Place Winner 2015

The JD Kelly Memorial Prize for Design, The Glasgow School of Art, 2014


TexSelect London Showcase - Chelsea College of Art, Triangle Building, July 2018

New Designers - The Business Design Centre, London, June 2018

The Degree Show 2018 - The Glasgow School of Art, June 2018

Work in Progress - The Whisky Bond, January 2018
Studio Green I
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  • Studio Green I
  • Screenprinting
Cast Slot
  • Erin McQuarrie
  • Cast Slot
  • Screenprinting
Yellow Settle
  • Erin McQuarrie
  • Yellow Settle
  • Screenprinting
Manipulated Rust
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  • Manipulated Rust
Base Material
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  • Base Material
  • Screenprinting
Samurai I
  • Erin McQuarrie
  • Samurai I
  • Screenprinting
Studio Green II
  • Erin McQuarrie
  • Studio Green II
  • Screenprinting
X-Ray Series I
  • Erin McQuarrie
  • X-Ray Series I
  • Digital print