Andrew Ruffhead BA (Hons) Dip CSAD, MA FCSD
Andrew studied Painting and Printmaking at Brighton Polytechnic, and then Printed Textile Design at the Central School of Art and Design. He has worked for many years as a textile designer producing fashion, furnishing fabrics and wallpapers for companies such as Osborne and Little, Designers Guild and Calvin Klein.
Andrew has taught at Chelsea School of Art, Worthing, Loughborough College of Art and Design, and was Head of the Printed Textile Department at the University of East London for fifteen years until 2005.
He has also worked for the National Institute for Design in Ahmedabad (India) NIFT ( National Institute of Fashion Technology) based in New Delhi, and The National Institute for Design ( NID) in Ahmedabad.
Andrew is a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers, and a former chair of the Fashion Textile Discipline Group. He continues to exhibit his work in many galleries in the UK, and in 2006 he was made a National Lottery Artist, and was commissioned to produce a large lino-print, which is on display in the foyer of the Cromer Museum in Norfolk. He had one of his cyanotype prints-`Cactus Corner` on show at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition June-August 2011.
Andrew moved to Burnham Market, North Norfolk, in 2006, and opened his studio/gallery `Fish and Ships Coastal Art `, producing prints, coastal maps, cards , cyanotype photography, pen, ink and gouache drawings, and lobsters, crabs, whales, prawns and fish made from driftwood and pieces of old marsh and beach-found boats .He is particularly interested in recycling found objects, and as well as work available to purchase in the gallery, he is very happy working to commission, and has done many artworks for individuals as well as designs for restaurants, hotels, Holkham Hall and Woburn Abbey.
Fish and Ships Coastal Art, Seashell, 19, Ulph Place, Burnham Market. Norfolk. PE31 8HQ. England