Subadesigns is a textile design studio set up by textile artist Susan Basler. Susan specialises in felting, embroidery and dyeing as well as watercolor painting and digitally printed textiles . After graduating with an honours degree from GMIT Galway, Susan’s Digital print design ‘An Under Water World’ achieved an RDS Craft Award. Susan then went on to set up her textile design studio in the beautiful West of Ireland and joined forces with Suzie Sullivan and Victoria Foutz to set up The Quay Gallery in Westport. Here the three artists showcase their own work as well as a selection of some of Irelands contemporary Artists and Designer/Makers.
I have always been creative and loved textiles from a very young age. My work is inspired by the natural world and I spend a lot of time outdoors taking in everything it has to offer. Watching and listening to birds sing in the garden, seeing the progress of plants through the seasons, hearing the waves swoosh in Streedagh and the understanding that I am just one part in this amazing world helps me to create elegant and enchanting pieces for lovers of wonderful things.