Delighted to be running some workshops as part of the Make! season at the Barbican.
"Rediscover traditional crafts with a modern twist, learn a new skill and meet the makers behind some of our favourite products.
In partnership with Crafts magazine, the Barbican Shop are launching a season of talks, installations and workshops on the theme of making and craftsmanship.
Make! is a celebration of innovation and creativity in craft. We're showcasing the creme de la creme of contemporary makers; those with a modern take on conventional crafts such as weaving, casting and bookbinding, and those redefining it entirely with groundbreaking processes and exciting new materials.
Following our Makers programme, Make! seeks to further the Barbican's support of up and coming design talent, challenge perceptions of craft and inspire you to try something new."
Priority booking for Barbican members opens on Wednesday 7 February
Tickets for the season go on general sale on Friday 9 February
Very excited to be working towards a solo show at the Manchester Craft & Design centre.
In January 2017 I hosted one of the 'Meet Your Maker' events at Welcome Home in the CCA in Glasgow. Run in collaboration with Craft Scotland, it was a great day where I met lots of people and hopefully gave them an introduction into the wonderful art of paper paper folding!
Looking forward to be showcasing my work at New Designers: One Year On in July 6 - 9.
'One Year On is a destination feature within New Designers that presents young, entrepreneurial designers who are in their first year of business. It runs across both Parts of the show and covers all disciplines. Those that exhibit go through a selection process, and are chosen on the strength of their work, flair and quality of product. One Year On is the place to go to buy directly from the selected designers and invest in the iconic furniture, fabric, jewellery and ceramics of the future.'
I'm also really happy to be selling with other online shops Imbyou and Quiirk.
A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be visited in my studio by photographer by Lee Davidson Connor. He got in touch asking if he could include me in his 'Makers' project - a series of portraits of makers and designers within their work space. I loved the idea and was really keen to be involved. It was great afternoon working with Lee and hopefullly his series of portraits will be shown as a stand alone exhibition soon.
Some of the beatiful shots he took that day are below and you can see more on his instagram account https://www.instagram.com/leedavidsonconnorphoto/
I am delighted to have been selected as one of the six makers to be included in the Scottish cohort of the Crafts Council's Hothouse scheme.
Hothouse is the Crafts Council's creative and business development programme for up and coming makers. So far Hothouse has supported over 163 designer-makers to develop their skills and think differently about the direction of their carreer.
In it's sixth year, the Crafts Council have selected 41 makers covering a broad range of disciplines including twelve jewellery makers, twelve ceramists, seven textile makers and five furniture makers.
I'm really looking forward to getting started and meeting all the other makers!