Paola Besana
Weaver, designer and textile artist researcher into weaving structures and ethnic looms

Creativity in design, manufacture and teaching is enhanced by a deep knowledge of textile structures, fibers, techniques, modern and folk textile traditions, and the latest trends in design.

To paraphrase Italo Calvino, creativity is like jam: you have to spread it on a solid slice of bread [i.e. technical knowledge]. If not, it remains a shapeless thing, like jam, out of which you can’t make anything.