Odette Steele, is a Textile Designer and artist.
Her influences derive from her African heritage through the dynamic composition of pattern and colour. An individual design style is achieved through mixed textile media and techniques such as Embroidery, Print, Weaving, Dying or using embellishment to create a fusion of various materials that may conceive a handcrafted luxurious product.
Collectively, Odette's design identity as well her passion on the preservation, development and social responsibility in textiles and international fashion, make her a valuable individual within her field of work. Striving to acknowledge the point of sustainability in showing that this has not only to do with energy consumption, waste etc. but also the human involvement in the production of goods.
This approach encourages an investment into the skills of craftspeople by strengthening the knowledge, shared practice, community building, environment and wellbeing in hand rendered pursuit to production.
Odette is also committed to championing craft education through various engagements such as exhibitions, artist talks, collaborations, workshops and teaching. She had completed with Merit her PGcert in Academic Practice at University of the Arts London, as well as gaining her Fellow in Higher Education Certification.