Hayley McCrirrick is a Scottish artist working with textiles. She established her studio in 2018 and since then has shown work in London, Edinburgh and Paris, also completing various commercial and private commissions in the U.K and USA. Using traditional craft techniques to inform and inspire her work on cloth and paper, Hayley creates the feeling of landscapes and elements, reducing and amplifying them to their essential expressions. She works from memory in combination with photography, following trips to different landscapes around Scotland. As such, her textile artworks can be literal and abstract simultaneously; she seeks to create work which feels grounded to landscape and irrelevant to time.
What value does craft have in daily life?
Craft is an attention to detail, an appreciation of subtleties and origin. Often slowing down to notice this, something we forget in our fast paced society.
What does Scottishness mean to you?
It’s my roots and history, but above all else the vast and varied landscape inspires me every day.
Come and visit us at Bard in Leith to see Hayley’s work, or get in touch with us directly.