Martha Glazzard

Dr Martha Glazzard

Lecturer in Textile Design

Staff Profile

Research Profile

My research embraces textile design as a forward-thinking, collaborative practice with wide-ranging applications as well as a traditional and integral element of human experience. Prioritising design knowledge as catalyst for creating new methods and reframing existing methods is key to my practice. I have a diverse portfolio of projects, having worked on participatory projects with mental health service users, and on several short-term projects relating to costume, dance, electronic textiles, wearables and collection archives as well as a year-long project with a large, international sportswear company.


Knitted textiles; auxetic materials; form-finding; knowledge transfer; interdisciplinary design; tacit knowledge; play as method;

Areas for future work

Form-finding Intersections of textiles, architecture and sculpture Participation and engagement

External Activity