Name: Ms. Gwenno James
Title: Adjunct Instructor, Textiles
Office Location: Donnelly
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 0000
Personal Web Page:
Degrees Held:

B.A. Hons Fashion/Textiles


Gwenno James is a textile artist and designer working under her own label Gwenno James Design. A Welsh native, Gwenno gained a B.A. hons degree in Fashion/Textiles at Central St.Martins School of Art London and after graduating was nominated a finalist for the “Welsh Designer of the Year” Award. She moved to New York City to pursue an opportunity at a textile company and later was hired by Calvin Klein Inc. During her career in New York, Gwenno worked as a Textile Designer for apparel, accessories and home furnishing companies, including May Merchandising Company, West Elm, Victoria Secret and Henri Bendel.

She currently lives in Beacon, in the Hudson Valley and has a retail store and studio on the Main Street, where her hand printed clothing, accessories and home furnishings are made and sold. Gwenno has taught for over six years, initially for the Beacon Community Center youth activities, then as a volunteer after-school teacher with Citizen Schools, Harlem and for the past three years as an adjunct Digital and Surface Design instructor at Parsons School of Design, New York. She is teaching Textiles at the Marist Fashion Program in Fall 2013.