Female Design Council Spotlight: K’era Morgan

We continue to celebrate Women’s History Month along with the Female Design Council (FDC) where we’re highlighting talented women-identifying designers, artists and makers and their incredible work. This week, we’re spotlighting K’era Morgan, a Los Angeles-based mixed media artist and textile designer whose abstract artwork can be found on tapestries, throw blankets, throw pillows, prints and notebooks, along with original collage paintings. After earning a BFA in textile design from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, K’era began a long career in public relations before returning to her artistic roots. Since then, she’s focused on hand-made art, working intuitively to create each piece while pulling from her surroundings to ultimately tell a story. When creating textiles, K’era works with one of the last standing American mills to turn her colorful, graphic patterns into striking textiles made from 100% hand-dyed cotton. Her textile goods and original art pieces have landed in independent boutiques, private residences and art collections around the globe, and are available for purchase via her website

Serpent Series IV, collage painting on paper, 20 x 30 \\\ A recent piece completed in a growing collection of work referencing fascination with serpent symbology.

Marea Tapestry \\\ Based on an original painting of the same name woven into a 40” x 53” tapestry for a private residence in Santa Monica. \\\ Photo: Caca Santoro

Yuca Blanket \\\ New Spring / Summer 2021 Collection created from the original piece of the same name, woven into a 54” x 72” hand finished blanket. \\\ Photo: Kat Hennessey

Meander Blanket \\\ One of four custom blanket designs created for Revival Rugs. \\\ Photo: Revival Rugs

Throw pillows shown pool side & the Hieroglyph Throw \\\ Created from pieces of the same names, woven into 17” x 17” pillow covers and a 54” x 72” throw all of which are 100% cotton (75% is recycled cotton). \\\ Photo: Kat Hennessey

Spiral Pillow with Blankets \\\ New Spring / Summer 2021 Collection pieces inspired by the varied terrain and mediterranean climate of Southern California. All pieces are made to order using 100 % cotton. \\\ Photo: Kat Hennessey

Custom Blanket Coat experimental collaboration with Summer Vega, 2018 \\\ Photo: Summer Vega

K’era Morgan

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Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.