C F McEwan is the new label by textile artist Clare McEwan. Clare has created a series of luxury printed scarves using the natural fabric of silk, hemp and bamboo. Drawn from her many artistic projects Clare presents a collection of evocative artworks to own and wear.
Kent-born Clare McEwan studied textile design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and graduated with First Class Honours in 2003. Since then she has been working as a freelance designer, investigating the use of digital photography and print media within textiles, and producing large-scale textile hangings for interiors. In 2004 she secured a commission for these textile hangings in a Health clinic in the Emirates Towers, Dubai.
In 2005, Clare was selected for the Arts Council South East Setting Up Scheme, where she held a Digital Artist Placement with Waddesdon Church of England School, Buckinghamshire. The placement provided dedicated studio time and was the start of Clare’s involvement in art education, examples include her ‘virtual residency’ with four schools via webcam and an artist residency at St Pancras RC Primary School in Lewes, Sussex.
Clare has continued to lead workshops with both Primary and Secondary schools, in experimental photography, digital art and printmaking projects with partners such as Chalfonts Communtiy College, the British Museum and Charleston House. More information on these projects can be found on Clare’s portfolio website.
The new label C F McEwan has evolved as a next step in the use of Clare’s experimental image making. Launched at the end of 2012, these printed scarves have been described as ‘walking the line between original artworks and fashion product.’