Theatre Severn ‘The Tempest’ Back Stage Character Ariel

Eliza Glapinska  


2017 – 2013                          

MA Contemporary Art Craft Hereford University UK,

Project Women’s Right World – Costume – Construction – Design

Since 2013 I have been developing my skills in textile design and in fine art. In 2016 I have started course in Contemporary Art Craft at Hereford College of Arts.


Ludlow Tourist Centre “Past Present Future” Exhibition by Eliza Glapinska.

Ludlow Assembly Room “Past Present Future” & Artist Talk/Dissertation 2012.

Shrewsbury College of Art & Technology “Past Present Future” Presentation of Dissertation 2012 & Artist Talk for Student from Foundation Degree Contemporary Art.


Telford, College GCES group, Presentation sculpture “Cameron”, “Celebration Stories & Passions of Life”, by Rachel Matusiewicz and Eliza Glapinska.

Measham by Birmingham, workshop with local communities Polish and English people with broken languages barrier, Presentation elements of Polish folk culture from XVII century, from Lowicz region in central Poland, Art & Craft, DVD.

Measham Festival by Birmingham, Presentation of Polish Folk Costume from XVII century, workshop Art & Textile.

Shrewsbury, St. Mary’s Church, “Sixty Glorious Years”, “By Emigrant Eye” by Eliza Glapinska, Textile Competition.

Ludlow, College GCSE group, Presentation “Past Present Future”/Dissertation in progress.

Hereford Folly Lane, “In Progress…” – Fine Art Group Exhibition.


Welshpool, Pop – Up Gallery, “Cycling Around Life” by Eliza Glapinska, Student and Teacher, Group Exhibition.

Festival in  Measham near Birmingham, presentation of Polish Folk Costume/workshop Art & Textile.

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, performance college “The Tempest”, by William Shakespeare, costume and make-up design/made for all production.

Welshpool, Textile Gallery Exhibition, Textiles, Mixed Media and Photography by Wendy Riddick and Eliza Glapinska.

Shrewsbury, St. Mary’s Church, Textile Design Competition 2011, “Celebration”, “Celebration Stories & Passions of Life”, Cameron,by Eliza Glapinska, Textile Competition.

Oswestry, Willow Gallery, “Celebration Stories & Passions of Life”, “Cameron”, by Eliza Glapinska, Group Exhibition.


College Shrewsbury, Performance Art, “Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, costume for character Ghost.

St. Julian’s Church, Shrewsbury, “Women of the Past Today”

“Wedding & Funeral”, Solo Exhibition.

The Hive Gallery, Shrewsbury “Absence as Presence”, Group Exhibition.

Lucroft Guesthouse, Shrewsbury, Photography Solo Exhibition.

Country Show, Shrewsbury, makeover, presentation costumes for the college production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “Christmas Carol” as a part of the college’s exhibition.

The Quarry Park Shrewsbury, presentation costumes for the college production, performance of Shakespeare “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.

The Bear Steps Gallery, Shrewsbury, “Past & Present & Natural Selection” on Exhibition of Textile Mixed Media and Photography by Wendy Riddick and Eliza Glapinska.

Shrewsbury, St. Mary’s Church, Textile Design Competition 2010,“The Element”, “The Transience of Life as Four Seasons Pass” by Eliza Glapinska, Textile Competition.


Back Stage Photo Session Costume Hippolyta


2016 – 2017 Currently undertaking MA Contemporary Art Craft Hereford University UK

2012 – 2013 BA (Hons) Top-Up Fine Art Hereford University UK

2012 – 2014 GCSE in English UK

2012 – NCFE Level 1 Award in Creative Craft UK

2009 – 2012 Contemporary Art Practice/University of Staffordshire UK

1996 – Studio and School of Visage, Make-Up, Stylisation Poland

1996 – Dress designer course, National Chamber of Fashion Poland

1989 -1992 Technical College of Clothing in Lodz, Poland

1986 -1989 Tailor School in Lodz, Poland

Theatre Severn Back Stage


1986 – 1989 ”Emory” tailor’s shop; position-tailor (sewing uniforms for Army) Poland

1992 – 1996  ”Mag-WA” Clothes production; position-manager Poland

1996 – 1997  ”Pierre Cardin” Company; position-dress designer Poland

1997 – 1998 Clothing College in Lodz; position-lecturer Poland

1998 – 2000  ”Hexaline” Clothing Company; position-dress designer Poland

2000 – current date ”Arte Rachel” Costume – Construction – Designer Poland/UK

Stage Theatre Severn ‘The Tempest’ Character Prospero

Arte Rachel

I have 30 years of experience of working with textiles. I have specialised in making prototype outfits for men, women and children. I have also experience in designing and creating costumes for theatre and ballet, being involved in the whole production process. In case of the wedding dresses, formal gowns, historical costume reproduction this involves designing, formatting, cutting, sewing and decorating as well as painting, dyeing and embroidering, both by hand and machine.

I have also specialised in soft furnishing, handmade curtains and blinds, using light-weight and heavy fabrics, installation and construction of support.

Artist Skills 

I work in fabrics, clay and metal. I practice mixed media: oil, acrylic, construction and installation, including sculpture.

I present workshop ad exhibitions to further explore the above skills.