BORN. Cape Town. South Africa

LIVES + WORKS.  London. United Kingdom

 

EDUCATION

2018 MA Product & Furniture Design: Kingston School of Art: London: UK: Distinction

2011   PGCE Post Compulsory Education:  Northumbria University: Newcastle, UK: Pass

2007   BA (Hons) Contemporary Crafts: Falmouth University of the Arts:  Cornwall, UK: Distinction

1999   National Diploma Fashion: Cape Peninsula University:  Cape Town, SA: Distinction 

EXHIBITIONS

2017   'Bouquet'. Viaduct Furniture Ltd: London, UK

2011   ‘Gallery of Wonder’: Great North Museum: Newcastle, UK     

2008   'Out of Site.' Arts Council North East: Newcastle: UK

2008   ‘One Year On’: Business Design Centre, London, UK

2008   ‘Cream of the Crop’ Hidden Art Design Fair:  Godolphin House Cornwall: UK

2007   'New Designers.’  Business Design Centre, London, UK

2007 'Products of my environment.’ University College Falmouth: Cornwall, UK

2006   ‘Material Evidence.’ Falmouth Arts Centre, Cornwall, UK

AWARDS

2015   Cockpit Arts: New Creative Markets Programme

2009   Creative Partnerships: Northumberland Rising Grant

2009   Creativitiworks: Businesses Development Grant

2008   Arts Council North East: Cultural Business Venture Grant

2007   Crafts Council Award: Next Move Scheme

2007   Creative Skills: Mentoring Scheme

2007   Ferdynand Zweig Memorial Scholarship for travel to Nepal

MAKER IN RESIDENCe

Dec  2018- Apr 2019   AA2A Programme Award: Bucks New University: Buckinghamshire: UK                                                    

Oct  2010- Oct 2011   Gallery of Wonder: Newcastle upon Tyne: UK                                                    

Dec  2007- Dec 2009  Crafts Council Programme Award: Sunderland University: UK

TEACHING         

2012-2014   South Essex College: UK

3D Co-ordinator managing wood, plaster, ceramic and glass studios and teaching on 3D   Design/fashion/ Interior Design / Sculpture courses.

2010- 2011   Newcastle University: UK

Associate lecturer to Fine Art Students teaching casting in clay, mould making,  site-specific installations, site responsive sculptures.

2009-2011    Newcastle Council: UK

Art workshop delivery to various Primary Schools for Years 4 to 6.

2009–2010   Newcastle College: UK

Part-time lecturer to Ceramic Foundation students teaching Professional Practice Development Module and mould making / slip cast

RESEARCH PROJECTS

2010   1-week research trip to South Africa Investigating African mud hut building techniques

2008   6-week research trip to Nepal Investigating local materials and craft practices 

PRESENTATION OF PRACTICE

2012   Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK

2011   Falmouth University, Cornwall, UK

2010   Newcastle College, Newcastle, UK

2008   Sunderland University, Tyne and Wear, UK