Textile designer Rachel Craven works out of her home in the Los Angeles suburb of Angelino Heights, a historic neighborhood that provides the perfect setting for creating her Southwestern-style, handmade printed pillows, tablecloths and linens.
Craven, who cites influences from Agnes Martin to Marimekko, grew up in New York with parents who were both painters. After studying at The School of Visual Arts and working as a fashion stylist, she moved to LA to transition back to visual art.
Now, her hand-block-printed Italian linens are being sold at the Heath Los Angeles Studio & Showroom. The geometric "Circles, Arrows and Dots" collection provides a crisp backdrop for Heath's simple mid-century pottery.
"My Circles, Arrows and Dots collection marries my attraction to bright geometric pattern with my love for the tactile qualities of linen-combined I find the effect vibrant, comforting and subtly seductive," says Craven. Heath Gallery Director Adam Silverman was thrilled to bring in the designer's textiles along the classic ceramics, and "highlight a local artist whose design-focused textiles complement Heath's dinnerware at the table."
Craven's textiles are also available at deKor in Echo Park and she co-organizes the Echo Park Craft Fair with Beatrice Valenzuela, a Los Angeles artist collective, which will be making an appearance Beautiful Dreamers in Brooklyn, New York later this month.
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