Exhibitions, Awards and Achievements
I’ve had some amazing opportunities over the last few years, below are some of the exhibitions, awards and achievements I’ve been fortunate enough to be part of. Whilst Covid has certainly slowed down physical exhibitions, there have thankfully still been many online opportunities.
John Byrne Award
In January 2021 I was honoured to be shortlisted for the quarterly John Byrne award which is open to artist over 16yrs old living in Scotland. I will now be in the running for the overall winner at the end of the year.
Please click on the link to see my submission on their website.
I am delighted to be a recipient of the Visual Arts and Craft Makers Award run by Creative Scotland. I applied for the grant to help continue the development of my designs. I wanted to enrol on an online course with UAL to learn how to use Adobe Illustrator, also buy an A3 printer (so I don’t have to stick lots of pieces of A4 together whilst making a new design!) and finally learn more geometry drawing with the School of Traditional Arts.
I was delighted to receive the grant in January 2021 and I’m really looking forward to how the new skills influence my patterns in the future.
Flow Exhibition - Visual Arts Scotland
My paper embossing of All That Glitters and my Cast of Pyramids were both in the Visual Arts Scotland members exhibition which was this year online. It ran from 1st December 2020-21st January 2021. Both of the pieces I had in the show are available to buy from my shop
36th Annual Open Exhibition
This year the exhibition was run online. I had two pieces in the show which ran from 2nd December ’20 – 31st January ’21. It’s been really great to see my work in some more exhibitions and really interesting to make some new connections during isolation.
New Beginnings Exhibition
The Lettering Arts Trust held an exhibition for emerging letter cutters. Two of my pieces were chosen for the exhibitions by judging panel. The exhibition ran both in person and online due to Covid restrictions. It was really wonderful to see my work alongside so many talented stone carvers.
A virtual tour of the exhibition is still available by clicking on the link below.
London Craft Week 2020
For London Craft Week 2020 I teamed up with Sipsmith Gin as one of their makers. I carved some bespoke coasters for them featuring some of their brand imagery. The coasters were then sold on their online market of Smithery on their website during London Craft Week. I was also involved in a ‘Meet the Maker’ Instagram live interview with one of their team. I was lovely working with such a great British brand and also being part of London Craft Week.
In 2019 John Smedley celebrated their 235th anniversary making them the oldest manufacturing company in the world. Through QEST I was chosen as one of 6 brand ambassadors to feature throughout their year long celebration including London Craft Week.
To read more about this great opportunity please read the blog I wrote about the experience, and also click on the link below
In 2017 I was welcomed as the 100th Yeoman mason of the Worshipful Company of Masons. This huge honour was in recognition for my work during my Diploma in Historic Stone Carving at City and Guilds Of London Art School.
In 2016 I graduated from City and Guilds of London Art School with a First class diploma in Historic Stone Carving.
We had a wonderful degree show where many of my pieces sold. Work from my show can be seen on my Gallery page
Making it Exhibition - August 2016
I had five pieces of work exhibited in a group exhibiton at Snape Maltings, the home of the Lettering Arts Trust. The exhibition entitled ‘Making It’ show cased work from City and Guilds of London Art School’s recently graduated students and Alumni.
Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust
I had the huge honour of being awarded a QEST schoalrship in 2014 to support me through my studies at City and Guilds of London Art School.
Whilst the funding was in support of my studies, the support has been on going ever since.