Diana Springall, renowned textile artist and curator, was the special guest at a picnic lunch in the Art Department of The Leys, Cambridge.
Jessica Hebden, Head of Art, invited her to join Art scholars at the event to thank her for giving her library of art books, acquired during her long and illustrious career, to The Leys.
Diana Springall FDSC (Fellow of The Society of Designer Craftsmen) made her name as the maker, designer and commissioner of many important works in textiles. These include panels for Chester Town Hall, hangings and panels for many places of worship, and a carpet for the London HQ of an international bank.
Art Scholar Tor Lovell presented Diana with a framed copy of an etched bookplate she designed to put inside Diana’s donated books.
Commenting on the pursuit of an artistic career, Diana said: “To be an artist you have to love what you are doing. You will never be bored!”