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  • Place of origin:

    Ramsgate (made)

  • Date:

    1990 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bottle, Neil, born 23 (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-printed and painted silk

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Neil Bottle graduated from Middlesex University in 1989. He won the Painters Stainers Award for printed textiles at the New Designers Exhibition the same year and was awarded a Craft Council setting up grant. Bottle produces hand printed, painted and stencilled unique and limited edition textiles including fashion accessories and interior items such as cushions and wall hangings. His work is concerned with surface decoration and the illusion of depth through the use of pattern, texture and colour. Over the last 15 years, botantical and architectural influences have given way to abstraction, as the designer continues to explore three dimensional space through layering. Bottle works from his design studio on the Kent coast and commissions include the British Museum, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the Royal Academy of Art and the Guggenheim Museum, New York.

Physical description

Hanging of heavy silk hand-printed and painted.

Place of Origin

Ramsgate (made)


1990 (made)


Bottle, Neil, born 23 (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-printed and painted silk

Object history note

Purchased. Registered File number 1990/2396.

Descriptive line

Hanging of heavy silk hand-printed and painted, designed by Neil Bottle, Ramsgate, 1990


Silk (textile)


Painted; Printed

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Maps


Access to Images; Images Online; Textiles; Wall coverings


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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