Cressida Bell

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Cressida Bell (born 1959) is an English artist and designer, specializing in textiles, interior design and cake decoration.[1]

She is the daughter of critic, author and artist Quentin Bell and Anne Olivier Bell. She is the granddaughter of Vanessa Bell and grandniece of Virginia Woolf.[1]

She studied at Middlesex Polytechnic, Saint Martin's School of Art and finally at the Royal College of Art in London, where she graduated in 1984 with an MA in textile design.[1]

Her work is influenced by the heritage of the Bloomsbury Group. The collections at Charleston Farmhouse were a strong influence on her.

Bell currently decorates cakes for a living, publishing a book Cressida Bell’s Cake Design in 2013.[2]


  • Cressida Bell - The Decorative Painter (1996)
  • Cressida Bell - Cressida Bell’s Cake Design: Fifty Fabulous Cakes (2013) [2]


  1. ^ a b c Clifton-Mogg, Caroline: "Lifestyle - Cressida Bell", House & Garden, July 2010, pp. 62-70.
  2. ^ a b "Cressida Bell’s cake designs are a feast for the eyes – and the stomach", The Metro, 5 June 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-03.

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