The UK Craft Residency supports an established designer/maker at a key stage in their career. It enables the artist to undertake research, explore new ideas and make significant developments in their practice within the context of Cove Park’s international and cross-disciplinary programme.

Previous residents on this programme include Will Shannon, James Thompson, Linda Florence, Charlotte Linton, Lina Peterson, Joe Pipal and James Rigler.

In her work, Celia Pym seeks out ways into backstage and behind the scenes situations by making darned garments, knitted and embroidered textiles and public textile events.

During her 8 week residency at Cove Park, Pym intends to take a step back from designing and producing projects and aims to play with and explore work about mistakes, stumbles, seams and scars (on clothes, in landscape), heavy textiles and care.