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Anna Ray

textile artist

Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire


textiles, embroidery, fibre


I absorb visual textures and structures from the world around me: surfaces, patterns, networks. My mind is drawn to these phenomena. It is natural to build and deconstruct using the primal sensual processes latent in us all. I work with my subconscious, handling humble materials: wrapping, weaving, cutting, stitching, staining, until I arrive at forms and surfaces that thrill and intrigue me. I am interested in reaching and exceeding my potential in order to create mesmerising works of art.


MG Interview - Anna Ray

01 Jan 2017
Reporter Seza Bali. Interview for Petals Magazine, Winter 2016, Issue 011/Vanilla Edition. Turkey.

Anna Ray, artist 'Textile should have a mystery about it'

21 Jan 2016
Article by Karen Wright for the Independent - Radar Magazine. For her 'In the Studio' column.

Available for commissions


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Gowling WLG Commissions and Acquisitions

Disciplines Textiles, Design, Metal work
Materials Textiles, Mixed Media, Metal

In the Garden - Silk Hand Embroidery

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Textiles

RHS Chelsea Flower Show - Artist in Residence 2015-2016

Disciplines Paper, Conceptual, Design, Printing
Materials Paper, Wood, Mixed Media

Pointillist - The Cordis Prize Shortlist for Tapestry 2016

Disciplines Conceptual, Wood, Textiles
Materials Mixed Media, Textiles, Wood

Bloom (Marguerite)

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Textiles, Mixed Media


Disciplines Textiles
Materials Mixed Media, Textiles


Disciplines Textiles
Materials Mixed Media, Textiles


Disciplines Textiles
Materials Textiles, Mixed Media