Joëlle Paulson

A professional lacemaker and designer, my MA work has combined, among other things, the continued exploration of this centuries-old craft with its contemporary realisation through a variety of media and techniques. Adopting metalwork, ceramics, 3D-printing and many other techniques and materials I created new possibilities for lace, including structural ceramics, concrete and furniture.

I am experienced in many other types of needlework and I am a passionate promoter of traditional crafts: my YouTube lacemaking channel where I share instructional videos has over 24,000 subscribers. I also manufacture lacemaking equipment and design lace patterns which I sell to a

global customer base through my online shop.

I have expertise in traditional forms of visual communication, having studied with calligraphy masters in France and at Harvard University’s Houghton Library. I have completed many private commissions as well as commemorative work for universities and churches.

Quadro Lace Chair

Chair designed with my own original lace pattern worked at large scale, with rope, and with purpose-made 3D-printed tools.

SoLace Chair

My second lace chair design, soft but strong woven cotton over a steel frame, a chair to cocoon yourself into. An original lace pattern worked at many times its usual scale to create beautiful shadows in your home.

Handmade Ceramic Tiles

Handmade bas-relief wall tiles from original lace patterns.

Concrete Floor Slabs

Concrete tiles (40cm x 40cm) produced from moulds of an original large scale lace design made with rope. They look great as flooring but would also make a statement as cladding.


Recent Examples of Calligraphy Work