Dr Gail Baxter

PhD Supervisor / Associate Lecturer, UCA Farnham

Academic, School of Crafts and Design

Dr Gail Baxter has been a PhD supervisor at UCA since 2017.

She is currently a Research Fellow at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) Lace Archive, where she is collaborating with colleagues from the Science department to research the introduction of colour to Nottingham lace.

Previous Research Fellowships at NTU have focussed on the social and economic impact of Nottingham lace production (2018-20) and educational pedagogy in the training of Nottingham lace designers in the first half of the 20th century (2016).

Gail completed her PhD, Re-viewing lace in archives: Connecting the lacunae, in 2015 (University of Brighton/UCA). Her research was undertaken using the lace collection at the Birmingham Museums and Art Galleries and the copyright registers at the International Centre for Lace and Fashion, Calais

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

Awards, Grants and Commissions:

Selected Conference Papers/Presentations:

  • 2020 - ‘Pedagogy and Practice: Copying to learn and learning to copy’ Drawing the threads symposium, Nottingham Trent University
  • 2019 - 'Exploring the issues of plastic pollution through creative practice’ Kherson University, Ukraine
  • 2018 - ‘Nottingham Lace: A story of connecting threads’ at ‘Shadow Writing (Lace/Variations)’ Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham
  • 2017 - ‘Business Archives: Looking beyond the profit and loss account’ Nottingham Contemporary
  • 2016 - ‘Plain net: A much embellished story’ Limerick, Ireland
  • 2014 - 'Reading between the lines' at 'Lace and the Museum' National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
  • 2014 - 'Knowledge transfer in lace design' Crysalis Project, Ronse, Belgium

Selected Exhibitions:

  • 2019 - International Open Exhibition: The Factory, Djupavik, Iceland
  • 2018 - Living Lace: World Lace Congress, Bruges
  • 2016 - Interpretation: Valtopina, Perugia, Italy
  • 2013-14 - Beauty is the First Test: NCCD Sleaford, Bilston Craft Gallery Wolverhampton, Platform Gallery Clitheroe, National Craft Gallery Kilkenny Ireland