Education

Crafts Council Hothouse Programme – Sep 2011 – February 2012.
Creative Business set-up scheme.

University of Brighton  2003-06

BA Wood, Metal, Ceramics and Plastics. - First Class Honours.



Stockport College of Higher Education 2002-03
National Diploma, Foundation Art and Design Studies.



Ridge Danyers College, Marple 1999-2001

BTEC Art & Design, Advanced - Distinction.

BTEC Art & Design,  Intermediate - Distinction.



Work Experience

Sept 08-July 13 –The Manchester College, Manchester. FDA Jewellery & Applied Arts - Plastics Specialist Tutor.

Sept 08-09 City college, Manchester. Jewellery Technician Demonstrator
Sept 07 July 09 – City College Manchester. Tutor, BTEC Fashion Jewellery.
Jan-08 – Artist in Residence, Blessed Thomas Holford College, Altrincham.
Jan 06 – Sept 08 – Art And Technology Technician, Blessed Thomas Holford College.
2006-2008 – Divinity, Manchester Craft Centre.
Work experience with jewellers Eve Redmond & Debbie Zeldin O’Neill
2004-2006 – Gold Arts, Brighton, East Sussex.
Jewellery sales, design and training in gemmology. 
1998 - T.J.S, Stockport, Cheshire, apprentice jeweller.
6 Months part time work



Exhibitions/Fairs

What is Jewellery? - Free For Arts Festival, Manchester Craft & Design Centre, October 2014 

Bring Back the Dead Exhibition, Whitespace, Edinburgh, September 2013

Spring - Galerie Spiegelgasse 8 - Vienna, Austria, March 2013

Diaphan - Galerie Spiegelgasse 8 - Vienna, Austria, Nov 2012

The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair - Hothouse AlumniOct 2012

Coast - The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Mon 18 June - Fri 31 August 2012
30 Past, Present & Future Makers - Manchester Craft Centre 28th April-30th June 2012
Christmas Exhibition - Diana Porter Exhibition- Bristol, Dec 2011
Made – Devon Guild Of Craftsmen, Dec 2011
Made By Hand – Wales, Dec 2011
SIREAAD Art Fair – Amsterdam, Nov 1-4 2011
The Contemporary Craft Fair – Bovey Tracy, June 10-12 2011

Alternative Wedding Exhibition - Kath Libbert Gallery - Leeds, May 2011
The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair , 21st- 24th Oct 2010
Autumn – Nocturnal Gallery, Manchester Craft Centre, Free For Arts Festival 1st-9th October
Distinction, Manchester Craft Centre, 14th November - 27th January 2010
'White Is A Colour' exhibition, Divinity, Manchester Craft Centre,
June/July 2009
'Black Is A Colour' exhibition, Divinity, Manchester Craft Centre,
January 2009
Manchester Jewellers Network 2009 Summer Exhibition
Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester Jewellers Network Winter Exhibition November 08
New Designers, Business Design Centre, London June/July 2006
Degree Show, University of Brighton, Grand Parade, Brighton.
Hands On / Hands Off : An exhibition of 3D Design & Applied Arts. Upper Gallery, Circus St Building, University Of Brighton.

 

Publications

Showcase 500 Art Necklaces - Lark Publishing 2013

Edelmetaal - (Dutch Jewellery Magazine, Front cover) - Nov 2011

 

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