Stephanie Bunn is textiles artists, craft practitioner, curator and Lecturer in Social Anthropology. She works with felt, willow and rush, does landscape work, curates interactive and collaborative exhibitions. and is an ethnographer. Most recently, she has been carrying out a collaborative ethno-historical study of Scottish vernacular basketry alongside contemporary Scottish basket-makers. Practice forms an important element of all of her research and she has done apprenticeships and learned many of the practical skills entailed in her areas of study, including conducting extensive ethnographic and historical research into felt textile practices among high mountain Kyrgyz pastoralists in Central Asia.
Stephanie has also made several collections of nomadic felt textiles for museums in the UK and worked with the British Museum to curate the first ever British Museum exhibition on Central Asian nomadic textiles, Striking Tents. Her publications include Kyrgyzstan, an edited study of the work of the Kyrgyz ethnographer Klavdiya Antipina, Nomadic Felts of the World published by the British Museum Press, and www.wovencommunities.org/ the interactive website of her current research project on Scottish basketry.