Margaret was born in Lancashire and studied textile and fashion design at Bolton College of Art and subsequently developed a very successful career in the fashion, textile and interior design industry. Her varied career in the design intdustry lead her to work for several large companies such as Marks & Spencer, Debenhams and BHS designing textiles for the European and Japanese markets. Margaret has also worked with Mary Quant helping her to launch her range in Japan.
During the last ten years, Margaret has established herself as a freelance artist and designer, working throughout the UK, Spain and the USA creating hand-painted furniture, murals, and innovative interiors.
Margaret Hughlock, throughout her career, has earned several awards, including The national Newspaper Fashion Award and was winner of The House Beautiful Designer of the Year award for fashion and interior design.
Margaret works in various mediums and enjoys experimenting with technique and style. She describes herself as a sort of chameleon, creating works to suit a particular theme, background or interior style, although aspects of her career can be seen in these unusual and decorative pieces which incorporate architecture, history and culture.
A wonderful Art and Craft Gallery situated in the heart of Witney, just off the market square. From big names like Leigh Lambert, Leanne Christie, Quentin Blake, Dan Crisp, Allan Morgan and many others, to Emerging and local artists. The gallery showcases over 50 wall Artists, 30 Potters as well as Sculpture, Glass, Wood and Jewellery. The ever changing gallery is set over two floors, so there is always something interesting to discover.