Vicky Price

2021 QEST Ernesto Illy Foundation Scholar - Printmaking
Greater Manchester

Vicky is a contemporary textile and paper printmaker, with an experimental approach to drawing and surface pattern. She uses predominantly screen print to add traditional dye pastes and colour ways to silks and cotton lengths whilst inventing printed, tactile surfaces that derive from industrial and experimental ingredients.  

Vicky studied Fine Art printmaking at Sheffield Hallam University before working as an illustrator and screen printer at her studio at Oldknows Factory in Nottingham for five years. After gaining a PGCE she worked as a teacher, lecturer and as a senior printmaking technician at Nottingham Trent University, where she also completed an MA in Fashion and Textile Design. Since then, she has managed Wolfgang Buttress’ studio and completed a year-long course in colour chemistry, through the Society of Dyers and Colourists. She is based at her workshop at 1853 Studios, a converted cotton mill in Oldham. 

Vicky’s QEST funding will enable her to study the endangered craft of stone lithography in a series of one-to-one sessions with Serena Smith at Leicester Print Workshop. 

My practice connects drawing, printmaking and cloth, creating works and installations which are often made, shown and documented outside of typical art and craft spaces.

I hope to explore direct drawing onto lithography stones to delve into a rich heritage of printmaking that enhances my exploration of cultural textiles.