Daisy Collingridge

Daisy Collingridge


Daisy sculpts fabric. Her work often sits in the delightfully awkward space between theatre and art. Her most recent work has explored the realm of figurative wearable sculpture. Her piece Lippydeema won the international designer award at the World of Wearable Arts competition in 2016.

Since graduating from Central Saint Martins with a degree in fashion design, her practice has become more focused on the investigation of how to create form using fabric. The resultant work is sometimes wearable, sometimes purely sculptural but fashion design techniques often inform her practice. Free machine quilting, appliqué quilting and pattern cutting are frequently used in her process. 

Traditional craft and technique are at the foundation of her practice. This is a rebellion against that the fast fashion industry that relies on speed, not quality. Craft takes time to hone and is a slow process. Her sculptures are predominately hand stitched and hand dyed which inevitably takes time to create.

Daisy sees her work as joyful. She relishes in creating work that revels the art of fun. She welcomes you to enjoy her squishy characters, as a celebration of the human form in all is variations.  Of course viewers can make their own interpretations of her work. The figurative work has a grotesque element and body image and body transformation are obvious narratives through which to view her work. But you are welcome to just to smile.

A PORTRAIT OF CLIVE | 2017 Mask – jersey and wadding. Photo: Peter Collingridge.
CLIVE RECLINED | 2017 - wearable. Photo: David Collingridge.
LIPPYDEEMA | 2016 – wearable, jersey and wadding. Photo: David-Collingridge.
NIGELLA AND ME | 2016 – dyed jersey and wadding, 90 x 45 x-40 mm. Photo: Daisy Collingridge.
Woldingham, Surrey
Southern England
Workshops: No
Talks: No
Commissions: Yes