Majeda Clarke

by | Oct 28, 2021

Majeda is an award winning artist with a multidisciplinary approach to design. A Clothworkers and Cockpit Arts Foundation Awardee, she recently received the British Muslim Award for Creativity and won the New Designers One Year In Award. Published in The Wall St. Journal, World of Interiors and The Sunday Times amongst others, her work has a wide international following. She has exhibited in galleries such as Aram, Mint, The Contemporary Applied Arts and The National Centre for Craft and Design. Majeda’s work has been selected as a Liberty ‘Future Collectible’ and Design Nation’s 20 icons at 20 to celebrate its 20 years. Collaborations include designing blankets for Fortnum and Mason and commissions for the centenary of a female Edwardian explorer.

With a keen interest in the future of craft as a discipline and promoting diverse access, Majeda was recently appointed a Trustee at The Crafts Council. Textiles is a second career after many years as Head of English in schools. Today she combines her teaching skills with making, delivering work shops, residencies and working within the Education sector. Often invited as a guest speaker, she enjoys both writing about craft and discussing its wider role in society. This is reflected in public engagement art produced in collaboration with institutions such as Milton Keynes Arts Centre, The Rothschild Foundation, COTW Refugee Choir and UNHCR. Majeda’s collaborative woven art works reflect the multi-layered community we live in. From her perspective as an immigrant in the UK she explores contradictions that enable the unexpected to flourish.

 “The act of making cloth connects me to a long line of weavers whose tradition is vanishing in a world of mass production. It is the space where storytelling, making and memory meet.”