Jill Rodgers

Jill Rodgers

Jill is Senior Lecturer for BA (Hons) Textile Design.

My research and practice crosses a number of areas. I am involved in the development and maintaining of an interactive contemporary textile resource of work for use within the teaching at NUA and the wider community. I am working on developing a breadth of access to the resource from students, teachers, and members of the local community most recently blind students in Norwich.

I exhibited alongside colleagues at the Repeat Exhibition at NUA in January 2012 showing laser cut decoration on ceramics. I am interested in exploring the use of new technologies in the embellishment of textiles and ceramics. I have had a number of articles published in Text Textile journal, on the HEA website and most recently by the Costume and Textile Association in their publication Miscellany (September 2013).

I am responsible for developing a network of employer contacts for BA Textiles students to support the year 2 placement experience and to initiate dialogue between employers and students to enhance student employability following graduation. I support students across the course in more than 50 placements a year. In addition I am coordinator for the organising and showing of student work annually at Premiere Vision Paris and New Designers London.

Jill Rodgers is a member of the Pattern and Chaos group of collaborative, interactive and networking designers, artists, theorists and innovators in education, all of whom are based at Norwich University of the Arts.

Research Outputs

  • June 2013: ‘NUA Technology’. Article for Costume and Textile Association Miscellany
  • May 2013: Coordinated and developed project in collaboration with Costume and Textile Association and Year 2 Textiles students to produce and exhibit a collection of digitally printed scarves based on the City of Norwich culminating in a catwalk show in the Cathedral Hostry
  • January 2012: Repeat Exhibition NUA gallery. Showed laser cut ceramics
  • February 2011: Coordinated and organised BA Textiles and FDA Surface Design participation in Premiere Vision collaborating with Colchester Institute funded by British Fashion Council
  • January 2011: ‘Embedding Sustainability within the Textile Curriculum’ article for the ADM-HEA Networks journal. The abstract of this was published in the journal and the full text on the website. Invited by ADM-HEA to contribute a discussion strand relating to the focus of the feature on their website
  • July 2010: Presented the Resource at a NUA research seminar
  • June 2010: Presentations on the resource at Carrow House Norwich to the Costume and Textile Association and to a teachers seminar in at NUA
  • February 2010: Article on the Contemporary Textile Resource published in Selvedge magazine
  • September 2009: Collaborate with colleagues in the development and promotion of the Contemporary Textile Resource. Responsible for the coordination, promotion and documentation of the resource


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