Prue Bramwell-Davis

Category Textile Designer, Design Educator

Region London

Prue Bramwell-Davis is a textile maker and design educator.

Her recent doctorate from Bristol University (A Different Kind of Black and White: Cambridge Scholars 2015) explores the bridges between visual thinking, drawing and the development of wise design skills. This work grew out of teaching visual thinking and user-centred design principles to engineers learning industrial design at the Royal College of Art. Later she taught doctoral research skills there to textile design practitioners. She is interested in the kinds of knowledge generated by the intelligence of the hands. This is grounded in her own practice as an exhibiting textiles designer, making and teaching various constructed textile forms including rag-rugs, sprang, knitting and spinning. A chapter in the recently published Storytelling: Global Reflections on Narrative (Brill: 2019) maps knowledge perceived by the hands onto broader social and personal narratives.