Artist Bio

I am a Textile Designer and Artist currently based in Glasgow. I completed my degree in 2021 at the Edinburgh College of Art, achieving a First Class BA Honour’s in Textile Design.

My work aims to utilise various fabrics as a space for comfort and growth, in the context of the home. My practice is rooted in an awareness and consideration of the ethical impacts of the industry, and I thrive to work sustainably to produce pieces that leave no waste. Combining various techniques, my unique approach juxtaposes textures to create modern and distinctive pieces that are one off’s, hand crafted and made with care to last.

Portfolio and CV available on request.

Contact details︎
Instagram       als_studio_ 
LinkedIn         Al Bates

For price enquiries and commissioned work please contact me via email.
Awards and Achievements︎

Winner of the Colour In Design Award 2021.

Winner of The Incorporation of Bonnetmakers and Dyers of Edinburgh 2021. 

Shortlisted for The Liberty Fabrics Studio Award 2021. 

Two piece Instilliation featured at Denier Studio’s London store. 
Current Features︎ 
Featured in the Craft Magazine 290 Issue, ‘A new beginning’︎order here

Craft Scotland Magazine, ’Creating the Future of Craft’︎view here

Ostrich Magazine feature︎view here  

New Designers personal portfolio︎view here

New Designers ‘Colour In Design Award’ winner feature︎view here

Edinburgh College of Art Online Degree Show︎view here  

Design Weans weekly takeover on Instagram (link to first post)︎view here

Cloth 21 Handcrafted Textiles Curated Selling Event that took place at Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh and online︎view here