Maker

Jacky Puzey

Jacky Puzey specialises in designing and producing digital embroidery for interiors and fashion. Combining traditional embroidery skills with digital technology Jacky uses fur, feathers, tweed and organza with drawing, laser cutting and digital embroidery to explore her distinctive imagery and style. She is proud of her unique style, which has led to many exciting projects, from winning the Hand and Lock Prize for Embroidery 2015 to the development of a range of embroidered statement furniture with clients from London to Kuwait.

Jacky’s workshop is based in Bristol and she works with clients in the UK and globally. From feral lace to embellished creatures, from feathered interior screens to shimmering metallic bomber jackets, Jacky’s embroidery creates a baroque pleasure; forming new fabrics, textures and stories. She is inspired by nature, urban landscapes and rich histories of textile patterns and exchanges across cultures, from chintz and Chinoiserie to global tattoo art.

Jacky believes there are a number of issues that will be important for craft practice in the future: sustainable production, sustainable materials, richness and tactility of materials as clients want to create their own unique environments in the face of the ubiquitous global digital culture. She thinks that the best of digital short order production machinery and developments can be enlisted into the artisan processes and integrity of the crafts process.