Paula Gamble- Schwarz
Foundation Studies Programme Director
Having obtained a first-class honors degree in Multi-Media Textiles in 2008, Paula was offered a scholarship to undertake an MA in Art & Design (Studio Practice) at Loughborough University, for which she obtained a Distinction. Having gone on to complete a PGCE at Nottingham Trent University, Paula was invited to teach on the Textiles degree programme at Loughborough.
As a senior Fellow in HE, she now directs the Art & Design Foundation Studies programme at the University and continues to teach across the core disciplines. She is also a visiting lecturer at the Estonian Academy of Arts, teaching on the Textiles MA programme.
Her personal interest in terms of practical research lies in the exploration and manipulation of a wide range of industrial materials. Her specialist medium is glass. She has worked with several clients on stained glass restoration commissions both privately and for industry. Visual outcomes are informed by a keen interest in Graphic Communication, 3DD and Multi-MediaTextiles.
Paula is an active member of the Textiles Research Group at the university and has engaged in a variety of projects/exhibitions: ‘Trip’ Exhibition in Tallinn, Estonia (July 2015) and ‘Intersections’ Exhibition, LUIL (July 2017). She is also involved in a collaborative relationship with Joshibi University and participated in a joint exhibition ‘Tracings, Projections and Intersections’ at Joshibi University in August 2018.
Externally she chairs a group of Loughborough Alumni artists and designers titled 'Open Secret'. Previous projects involved a visual response to a work of literature by the acclaimed author Jeanette Winterson. Take One Book (2015) toured various locations across the UK and Guernsey.
Presently she is involved in an artistic partnership with artist and printmaker Carol Pairaudeau. In Dialog is a continuous drawing conversation and both artists have exhibited a series of works at various venues across the UK, Ireland and Guernsey.
Joint Exhibition of Joshibi University of Art and Design and Loughborough University: Olympics and Culture – Tracings, Projections and Intersections
4th July-1st August 2018
Joshibi University, Japan