Claudia Kerr

Claudia Kerr

Seamstress

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Entry
  • Freelancer: Available

Having recently graduated from Chelsea College of Art UAL, BA Textile Design, Claudia is now working within a second-hand designer clothes shop doing small repairs and alterations and working in-store. Also she has recently started an online profile for freelance alteration and vintage clothing repairs.

Enjoying the freedom of expressing textiles in many forms on her degree, she has learnt skills in technical sewing, knitting, weave, embroidery, ceramics and metalwork. Different projects lead down to costume design and construction, leading creative public workshops and a collaborative conceptual fashion catwalk show. For her final degree show she created an environment built up of metal and fabric prop sculptures to express a feeling of anxiety after going through a personal time dealing with mental health. 

Claudia is inspired by art history and political and social developments within society expecially that of classism and sexism. Visually she is encapsulted with historic references, fine detail to shape, surface pattern and colour within costume, editing and styling. Passionate about pursuing a career in costume, she has undergone work experience in the upcoming Marvel DC feature film in 2019 and The National Theatre's productions of 'Antony and Cleopatra' and 'Macbeth' of 2018.

Work History

Seamstress - Retrowoman

Sep 2019 - Present

Costume Work Placement - Marvel DC

Oct 2019 - Oct 2019

Textile Artist - What More? Productions

Jan 2019 - Oct 2019

Fashion Intern - Cabinet by Tomoko Yamanaka

Jul 2019 - Sep 2019

Costume Assistant - Luca Levai

Apr 2019 - Apr 2019

Embroidery Assistant - Charlotte Edey

Nov 2018 - Nov 2018

Costume Intern - National Theatre

Aug 2018 - Aug 2018

Knitwear Intern - Julia Pines Knitwear

Mar 2018 - Apr 2018

Education

Textile Design - BA - Chelsea College of Art UAL

Sep 2016 - Jul 2019

Art and Design - Foundation - Newcastle College

Sep 2015 - Jul 2016

Skills

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Costume Construction
  • Costume Design
  • Embroidery
  • Fabric
  • Film
  • Film History
  • Garment and Textile Design
  • Hand-sewing
  • Knitting
  • Knitwear
  • Life Drawing and Painting
  • Machine Knitting
  • Metalwork
  • Styling
  • Technical Sewing Skills
  • Textile Art
  • Textile Design

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