Zoë is a textile designer, blueprint photographer and award-winning artist. Zoë trained at Central St Martins and designed fashion and textile print ranges for 20 years.
Awarded a residency from the Heritage Lottery and Fusion at Brockwell Lido, Zoë invited swimmers to make life-size poolside portraits using an early form of photography called cyanotype or blueprinting. A film and book of this ‘Lightbodies’ project can be seen on www.zoeburt.com
A textile residency at London Printworks Trust enabled the Seeds of Fashion project to grow and discover if it was possible to “grow a garment from seed within the M25”. This project was awarded a Timberland Earthkeeper grant and was a Green Gown Awards finalist in partnership with Cordwainers Garden and The London College of Fashion.
Ever curious, Zoë was a student of The Slow Design School with Dr. Emma Neuberg who supported the flax and linen project and continued her studies with the Grow Your Own Colour course with Sue Craig and Jenny Dean, looking into colour derived from plants. Together with students at Morley College she has initiated a dye garden here in The Morley College garden.
Zoë combines her own practise with teaching at Morley College. She has also runs master classes and creative workshops at museums and other design-meets-horticulture venues and teaches shortcourses for UAL.