A carefully curated insight into the life and work of Sheila Bownas.

“As well as capturing the ebullient upbeat mood of the post-war era, the archive gives occasional glimpses into the personality of the designer. Bownas was deeply attached to the Yorkshire Dales and relished village life in Linton, which appears in several of her designs. At the other end of the spectrum were her advanced modernist designs displaying active cross-pollenisation from painting.”