eliza collin

As an artist and designer my work is concerned with issues surrounding production in relation to materials and people. Designs intimacy offers a critical space to address our everyday material relations and the politics of the processes these engage. My relationship with materials as a designer are integral to the philosophy of how I work and what I make; in attempting to bridge the disconnect between material providence, human labour and eventual consumption. The work rejects the hyper speeds of post-capitalist consumption, in favour of prioritising sustainable practices and accountable processes. I regularly put myself through long arduous processes of traditional craft making and have found myself meticulously mapping routes and stories surrounding ancient production. The demise in dedication to process and the rise of brand identity spells a damaging break which will only be further criticized as we move forward into more advanced material futures. My own work both brings these issues to light and presents solutions.

Collaborations/ Projects



collaboration with Makerversity, Doppelhaus Ltd and Bysshe Partnership

Feburary 2018 - Ongoing


Design, co-ordination and curation


Samak Bilab Bi Delo (Phase 1)

July 2017

Beit Ummar, Palestine

Childrens arts camp, performance and exhibition


Drowned Statues

December 2016


Rhoda Boateng, Amy Rodriguez, Steph Hartop

Designer, Art Direction and final edit


Invisible Dust, ‘Human Sensor’

July 2016


Kasia Molga

Costume realisation


Block Universe, ‘Undead and Other Tales’

June 2016

RA, London

Costume Designer and maker


Teenage Caveman music video ‘BIG MOUTH’

Oct- Dec 2015


Designer, maker and stylist



July 2015

Kachette, London

Co-ordination and curation


Billy Howard-Price, Puppy Music Video 'Beast'

Nov-Dec 2015


Costume Designer


Cscape Dance Company, TASTE

Oct-Nov 2015




Professional Experience


Art School_London

January 2017 - January 2018


Head Pattern Cutter/ Tailor


Paria Farzaneh

November 2017 - January 2018


Pattern Cutter/ Tailor


Sadie Williams

August 2017


Pattern Cutter


Petersham Studios

March 2017- January 2018


Pattern Cutter/ Tailor



January - March 2016


Studio Assistant


J.W. Anderson

June 2013


Studio Assistant

Selected Exhibitions




Material Connections

13-22nd Sept

The Koppel Project, Soho (49 Poland Street), London

Group Show




Dust sheet embroidered snow

June 7-29th 2019

The Project Gallery, Arundel

Group Show


All in green went my love riding

11-18th May 2019

Giardino del Zuccaro, Venice

Group Show


Interwoven: Progress to Process

27-28 April 2019

Somerset House, London

Group Show


Life Cycles

21-28 Mar 2019

Light Eye Mind, London

with Pietro Librizzi



3rd March 2019

Tanweer Centre, Beit Ummar, Palestine

with Julie Fox for SBBD


Transparency in Fashion: From Fibre to Garment

10th Dec 2018

Benk+Bo, London

Group Show


Rover.live, ‘Drowned Statues’, Manifesta 12

Oct 2018

Palermo, Italy

Group Show


Kalamos, Micro-Macro

July 2018

Stallaini, Sicily

Group show


Archivo Illegibile

April 2018

CasaPiena, Petralia Soprana

Group project


With Kin

September 2017

Manor Farm, Melbury Abbas, Dorset,

Group Show



July 2015

Kachette, London

Group Show


Under the Bridge Pacing for the Train

March 2014

DIG Project Space, London

Group Show




Design and Technology BA (Hons) : Womenswear

London College of Fashion

2012 - 2015


Fashioning the Future Summer School

LCF, London

1-19 July 2013


University College Falmouth

Foundation in Art and Design

2011 - 2012




MA Material Futures

Central Saint Martins, UAL

2019 - 2021



Awards/ Membership/ Residencies


Lap-ideo Residency

July 2018

Stallaini, Sicily


CasaPiena Residency

Feburary 2018

Petralia Soprana, Sicily


Roberto Cimetta Foundation/Creative Tracks

July 2017

Travel Grant, Palestine


Associate member of SET studios

January 2017