LinkedIn - Abraham Buddish
Education:
College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
BFA in Crafts / Fiber and Textile Design – Class of 2018 with High Honors
 
Experience:
Designer – Brentano Fabrics – July 11 2019 – Present
    Work with domestic and international mills to develop original upholstery and drapery patterns.
Textile Design Studio Assistant – Brentano Fabrics – October 15 2018 – July 10 2019
    Correspond with domestic and international mills and finishers concerning product development.
Intern – HLA Fiber Mill – Augusta, KS – August 13 – September 2018
    Mill operator assisting with skirting, washing, picking, separating, carding, and spinning.
Intern – Convergence – Handweavers Guild of America – Reno, NV – July 5 – July 12 2018
    Administrative runner, exhibit set up + tear down, fashion show assistant, class assistant.
Curator – Common Threads, U245 Gallery, Detroit, MI - 2018
Intern – De Leo Textiles – High Point, NC – June 19 – July 28 2017
    Design and color research, color trials, pattern improvement, pattern development, office tasks.
Studio Assistant – Peters Valley School of Craft – Layton, NJ – May 18 – June 16 2017
    In charge of organizing and maintaining fiber studio and weaving studio, assisting with workshops.
Representative – Student Government – College for Creative Studies – 2016 – 2017
    Academic committee.
Intern – Convergence – Handweavers Guild of America – Milwaukee, WI – July 29 – August 6 2016
    Administrative runner, exhibit set up + tear down, assistant fashion show runner, class assistant.
 
Group Shows:
Spiral Textil, Spiral Textile 2.0, Hungarian Balassi Institute, Bucharest, Romania – 2018
Small Expressions, Handweavers Guild of America, Wilbur D. May Museum, Reno, NV – 2018
Spring Happening, Next Step Studio, Ferndale, MI – 2018
Student Exhibition, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI – 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
Annual Scholarship Awards and Exhibition, Detroit Artist Market, Detroit, MI – 2018
Common Threads, U245 Gallery, Detroit, MI – 2018, 2017
Making Matters: Fresh Perspectives in Fine Craft, Sally D. Francisco Gallery, Layton, NJ – 2017
Meeker Sheepdog Classic International Art Contest and Show, Meeker, CO – 2016, 2015
Felt Maker’s Federation, The Artisan Gallery, Excelsior Springs, MO – 2014
Creative Hand, Old Shawnee Town Hall, Shawnee, KS – 2013, 2012
Nests, Raymore City Hall, Raymore, MO – 2013
Felt, Artichokes Gallery, Leawood, KS – 2012
 
Awards/Honors:
Best in Show - Detroit Artist Market Annual Scholarship Awards and Exhibition – 2018
Honorable Mention - Hagopian Rug Design Competition - 2017
President’s List - Winter - 2018, 2016, 2015 - Fall - 2017, 2016, 2014
Dean’s List - Winter - 2017 - Fall - 2015
Foundation Chair Select Award - 2015
Walter B. Ford II Award of Excellence Scholarship - 2014
Silver Medal – Scholastic Art & Writing Awards - Fashion - 2014
Key Award and Kansas Delegate to National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, GA – 2012
 
Affiliations: ­­
Handweavers Guild of America
Weavers Guild of Greater Kansas City
Felt Makers Federation of KC
Links: ­­
Brentano Fabrics - Join Us in Celebrating Our Promoted Designers
Brentano Fabrics - A Lifelong Pursuit of Textile Design

Abraham Buddish