About

Ekta Kaul

About Ekta

Ekta Kaul is an award winning textile artist based in London. She creates bespoke StoryMaps based on personal narratives and a small number of wearables. Ekta’s textiles are imbued with character, they speak of exceptional hand craftsmanship, careful attention to detail and a sensitive use of materials & colours.

Following her training in Fashion at India’s premier design school, the National Institute of Design (NID, Ahmedabad), Ekta won the Charles Wallace and British Council scholarships to pursue MA Textiles in the UK & developed a unique creative voice assimilating influences from both countries. Since setting up her studio practice, she has gained the following of a discerning audience – those who value craftsmanship, integrity of materials & provenance. Her work is held in several private collections and can be seen at select galleries in the UK including Contemporary Applied Arts, The New Craftsmen, Ruthin Craft Centre among others. She has received awards from the Crafts Council and the Arts Council, England & was nominated for the Arts Foundation Fellowship in 2010. She works from her studio at Cockpit Arts in Bloomsbury, Central London.

 

Awards

  • Finalist for Crafted- Walpole and Arts & Business Award, 2011
  • Nominated for Arts Foundation Fellowship, 2010
  • Grant for the Arts, Arts Council of England, 2008
  • Craft Council’s business set up award ‘Next Move’, 2008
  • Selected for NESTA’s entrepreneurial support programme ‘Starter for Six’, 2007
  • Chosen India’s top 20 Creative Futures by the British Council, 2006
  • Awarded Scottish Executive’s Scottish International Scholarship for MA, 2005
  • Awarded British Council’s Charles Wallace Trust India Scholarship for MA, 2005