Almha McCartan (pronounced AL-VA) is an artist, designer and facilitator from Ireland based in London. She graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2021 with an MA in Textiles. Her work moves across textiles, collage, sculpture and painting. She works predominantly with linen, second-hand fabrics and reclaimed wood offcuts.
Through an expressive use of colour, pattern and intuitive experimentation with materials, Almha’s work uses traditional craft processes in a contemporary and innovative way.
She works from her studio at Craft Central in East London, which she was awarded through their Graduate Support Programme in 2022.
MA Mixed Media Textiles, Royal College of Art, 2021
BA Textile Art & Artefact and Visual Culture, National College of Art and Design, 2017.
2023 The Eaton Fund - Materials Grant
2022–2023 Craft Central Graduate Support Programme
2022 Making and Momentum Artist Prize
Making Process - Craft Central, London, May 2023
Open Studios - Gaunson Creative Studios, London 2022