Kat Garbutt is a textile designer and artist who has recently graduated from the Glasgow School of Art. She uses woodblock printing to produce colourful and one of a kind fabrics. Her passion for sustainable and ethically produced textiles is key to her work and her inspiration reflects this: looking at the natural world and manmade influence upon nature. Her process is a slow and considered one which looks back at textile history and traditional printing methods whilst at the same time using contemporary design techniques. She spent five months studying in Tokyo, Japan and her love of Japanese design continues to have a huge influence on her work.


  • The Glasgow School of Art, BA (Hons) Textile Design, 2018

  • Tama Art University, Exchange placement (5 months), 2016-17

Awards and Residencies

  • Artist Residency, Shed Spaces at Studio Pavilion in the grounds of House for an Art Lover, Glasgow, 2018

  • GSA Sustainability Degree Show Prize (Commended), 2018

  • Collaboration with The Little Art Collection, 2017

  • Souto Tenugui, Tenugui Design Winner (Japan), 2016


  • House for an Art Lover cafe show, September 2018

Related Experience

  • Print Assistant for Fraser Taylor, 2017

  • Print Assistant at Risotto Studio, 2015/16

  • Internship at Natasha Marshall Design Studio, 2015