Louisa Lewis


Lewis Creed


Lewis was born at Ospringe, Near Faversham, Kent, on 25th October 1929. He trained part-time at Birmingham Art School while teaching at Harborne Collegiate School, Birmingham from 1948 to 1950.

Lewis Creed
Photo: Herbert Whone

The greater part of his working life was spent as the Art Master at Ashfold School, near Aylesbury (1950 - 1972). Here he taught weaving, tufted rug-making, pottery, glass engraving and many other crafts, as well as painting and drawing.

After their marriage, Lewis and Louisa worked for seven years for the Downs and Weald Society in Sussex, then Cornwall, before moving to York where they have lived since 1979 and where Lewis held the post of Warden of St. Sampson's Centre until his retirement in 1991.

Lewis with Cockerel on a Dung Hill rugHaving watched Louisa hooking rag rugs for twelve years, Lewis suddenly took it into his head to have a go. He has now completed an ARK of 51 rag rugs, which he makes mainly while watching TV in the evenings. He has exhibited his work in a variety of venues, and helped Louisa with her workshops. He works quickly, neatly and with a great deal of enthusiasm and humour.

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Cockerel on a Dung Hill rag rug
Work in progress at a Rag Rug Exhibition and workshop at Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton le Hole, North Yorkshire, England.



Louisa Creed
York, UK, 2001-2023