Lost in Digital
Lost in Digital plays with the differences between the intentional ‘unpolished’ sensibility of the hand and the perceived ‘high finish’ often associated with digital technology.
The textile design was created from collected images, drawings and objects which are collaged together digitally to form new compositions. Once digitally printed, Pierce hand finished the design to create a surface pattern that merges homemade DIY crafts with high-tech digital print processes.
Pierce is a designer-maker of wallpaper and interior textiles. Since completing an MA in 2003 in Design for Textile Futures at Central Saint Martins she has continued her practice through her company Re-surface Design. Continuing also to lecture at Central Saint Martins and the University College for the Creative Arts (UCA) in Farnham, Pierce was Course Leader for the BA Textile Design and MA Contemporary Crafts (Textiles) at Farnham where she was part of the UCA Crafts Futures research cluster and a founder member of the experimental textile group Circle. She is now in the role of Department Leader for the Print pathway on the BA Textile Design course at Central Saint Martins and a member of the Textile Futures Research Group.