Callista Jerman


I am a recent graduate of the University of Glasgow Centre for Textile Conservation. I grew up in California alternating building robots at NASA and processing raw wool fleece in my parent’s backyard. After majoring in polymer chemistry in undergrad I spent two years in a Bio Engineering PhD program before deciding that I needed to find a career that is more creative and tactile. So far my work has focused on taking technical aspects of textile conservation and making resources that are accessible to the community as a whole. My work on surfactant selection for textile conservation was presented at the 2021 AIC National Meeting, and my dissertation focused on the morphology of Chinese and Japanese paper-based metal threads. In my free time I study 16th century counted-thread embroidery and repair antique sewing machines.