Clara Davis is a French-American textile designer focused on the research of biomaterials and new technologies in the fashion sector. She has a degree in textile design from the National School of Fine Arts in Lyon (France) and in textile manufacturing and biology applied to fashion from the School of Fabricademy (Spain). Clara worked 3 years in the Fabtextiles department of Fab Lab Barcelona. There, between digital fabrication and electronics, she learned how to use machines such as laser cutter, 3D printer, electronic embroidery machine to develop smart and sustainable textiles. Today, she is teaching innovative technologies and bio design applied to fashion at BAU, design university center of Barcelona.



Textile Design : patterns, drawing, painting, mapping, screen-printing, sublimation, weaving, knitting, embroidering, sewing

Material Design : biomaterials, biotextiles, bioplastics, bioleathers, biodyes, natural dyes

Fashion Tech Design : body scanning, modular systems, seamless, chainmail systems, smart textiles, e-textiles, wearables, soft robotics

Softwares : Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Fusion 360°, Arduino, Processing

Fab Lab machines : laser cutter, 3d printer, milling machine, 3d scanner, Kuka robotic arm

Others : photography, video



2020 : - Avantex Texworld Fair (Paris, France) : exhibition and talk avantex-paris.fr.messefrank...

2019 : - BAU, university center of design (Barcelona, Spain) : teaching smart textiles and bio design to bachelor and master students. www.baued.es/

- Slow Fashion Next (Madrid, Spain) : Speaker www.slowfashionnext.com/

2018 : - Fabricademy Fab lab local tutor (Barcelona, Spain) : students support, project development, machine and technical assistance. textile-academy.org

- Fab14 (Paris - Toulouse, France) : FabTextiles and Fabricademy exhibitions, biomaterials workshops www.fab14.org/

- Fabricademy Bootcamp - WeMake (Milan, Italy) : biomaterials, biodyes, Grasshopper, electronics, microbits, soft sensors, soft robotics wiki.textile-academy.org/bo...

- BASF workshop ; "The future of clean garments" (Amsterdam, Netherlands) : circular economy, microfactory, body scanning, parametric design, 3d prints, fashion chemistry, biomaterials, wearables, marketing strategies www.basf.com/en/company/inn...

2017 : - In(3d)ustry (Fira Barcelona, Spain) : pieces exhibited in the Reshape by Noumena area www.in3dustry.com/en/home noumena.io/ youreshape.io/reshape17/

- FabTextiles exhibiting - Maker Faire 2017 (Fira Barcelona Montjuïc, Spain) : Presenting a bioplastic accessories collection, a 3d printed top and animating two workshops : folding origami hat and creating jewelry with bioplastic waste fabtextiles.org/barcelona-m... barcelona.makerfaire.com/

- FabTextiles workshop at the Green Fab Lab - PUIG Company (Barcelona, Spain) : creation of bioplastic perfume bottle packaging fabtextiles.org/the-secrets... www.puig.com/en/

- Fab Textiles, Fab Lab Barcelona, IAAC (Barcelona, Spain) : laser cutting, seamless, 3d printing fabrics, Rhinoceros software, softsensors, biocouture, bioplastics, komboucha (fabric made with bacteria) fabtextiles.org/ fablabbcn.org/ iaac.net/

2016 : - Eyefix Designs - Printed patterns (London, UK) : vintage archives, moodboards, creation of vintage flower patterns for cloths www.eyefixdesigns.com/

- Nathalie Du Pasiquier - Textile Design (Lyon, France) : installation, shapes, pattern for a silk scarf Stargate and an article "Le foulard, un objet a géométries variables" about the work in the Initiales journal www.nathaliedupasquier.com/... www.revueinitiales.com/ndp clara-davis.com/albums/star...

2015 : - Les Ateliers d'Aubusson - Textile Design (Aubusson, France) : creation of weaving patterns for a pillow collection (Verdure) and tapestry www.ateliers-aubusson.com/ www.etoffe.com/tentures-mur...

- Malfroy-Million - Printed patterns (Lyon, France) : worked on the winter 16-17 collection of printed scarves www.malfroy.com/

- Perrine Rousseau - Weaving (Paris, France) : worked on several techniques of weaving and learned how to mount a loom www.perrinerousseau.com/fr

- Elisabeth Roulleau - Embroidery (Lyon, France) : learned techniques and stitching www.elisabethroulleau.com/

- Installation workshop at the National School of Architecture of Lyon with Célia Persouyre (Lyon, France) : recycling old models and architectural plans to create Architecture a printed patterns collection for men www.lyon.archi.fr/ celiamazac.com/

- Interior printed patterns workshop with Pierre Bonetto in collaboration with Art Print Studio (Lyon, France) : duvet cover, pillows (Belles de nuit), Wallpapers www.artquid.com/seller/pier... www.artprint.fr/papier-peint/ .


2018 : Fabricademy Degree : digital bodies, modular systems, biodyes, biomaterials, computational couture, e-textiles & wearables, textile as scaffold, soft robotics, skin electronic textile-academy.org/

2017 : Certificate Textile Academy Bootcamp (40h) - Fab Textiles, Fab Lab Barcelona, IAAC (Barcelona, Spain) : open source fashion, laser cut seamless and modular systems, biocouture, natural dying, hardware, computational fashion (Rhinoceros, Grasshopper), 3d printing on fabrics, wearables, softsensors, embroidering cuircuits atTiny 45 fabtextiles.org/ fablabbcn.org/ iaac.net/

2016 : Textile Designer Degree (DNAT, Diplôme National des Arts et Techniques : National Degree of Arts and Techniques) - ENSBA (Lyon, France) www.ensba-lyon.fr/diplome_d... clara-davis.com/albums/bach...

2014 - 2016 : National School of Fine Arts of Lyon - ENSBA (Lyon, France) : Textile Design : pattern (fashion & interiors), drawing, Photoshop, Illustrator & Indesign, screenprinting, sublimation, weaving, embroidery, History of design www.ensba-lyon.fr/page_textile

2013 - 2014 : National School of Fine Arts of Lyon - ENSBA (Lyon, France) : General year : Art History, Cinema History, Philosophy, CAD and diverse artistic practises : drawing, painting, shooting film, photography, wood work, ceramic, metal, resin www.ensba-lyon.fr/page_annee-1

2012 - 2013 : Public preparatory school in Fine Arts – Les ARCADES (Issy-les-Moulineaux, France) : drawing, colors, sculpture, photography, video www.appea.fr/issy_les_mouli...

2012 : Scientific Baccalaureate - Major Physique/Chemistry - Option in visual art, Lycée Rabelais (Meudon, France)