claire schmid furrer, wildsbergstrasse 54, CH - 8606 greifensee - switzerland

tel. 044 941 74 31 , +41 44 941 74 31



about me


Professional career:

1967 - 1972 Preliminary art course at the School of Art and Design Zurich, 4 years training as textile designer at the textile class at the School of Art and Design Zurich.

1973 - 1974 Freelance textile design. One year each in London and New York as texile designer.

1974, after receiceiving grant for outstanding performance from the School of Art and Design Zurich, teacher at Arts and Crafts class at the School of Art and Design Zurich

1976 Federal grant for applied arts and crafts

1976 - 1986 During 10 years teacher at the School of Art and Design Zurich teaching textile techniques such as weaving, printing, desinging, patchwork, quilting and colour theorie.
Teaching different textile techniques at various schools in the region.

1984 - 1999 2 fabric shops TXT in Zurich and Berne. Silks from India, linen from Ireland, high quality fashion fabrics. Various projects for interior and fabric design

1999 Project manager for 8 months in a textile workshop for unemployed people for Erfolgsimpuls, Wil, St.Gallen.

2000 Sale of both textile shops

2000 Fulltime training for half a year as webpublisher with degree at the EB Wolfbach Zurich.

2001 - 2003 Webpublisher at the Textile Association Switzerland. The long experiene with textiles and design is of great importance.

From 2003 independent work as webpublisher and translator (mainly for tourism websites), transcripting for market research.