Victoria Kelley

I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Fashion, Jewellery and Textiles at Central Saint Martins, and Reader in Design and Material Culture History at University for the Creative Arts.

I've published on the material culture of cleanliness and dirt, the maintenance of textiles, and surface effects and pattern in designed objects.

My most recent work is the edited collection 'Surface Tensions: surface, finish and the meaning of objects' (Manchester University Press, 2013). This investigates the surfaces of objects as the site of material interactions, with essays on fashion, textiles, ceramics, fine art, architecture and film.