The Art of the Exceptional, Fortnum & Mason
To mark the anniversary of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Fortnum & Mason have partnered with the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) to host four exhibitions in the heart of their flagship store in Piccadilly, London. From March to June, the exhibitions will celebrate the best of British creativity, crafts and making, and conclude with the creation of a one-off Jubilee hamper of artisan products made over the four months. From the 29th May - 20th June I shall be taking part in the Scent of Summer exhibition held at Fortnum & Masons in partnership with the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust. This exhibition will celebrate British craftsmanship and the botanical world through the eyes of 6 artists and makers spanning textiles, sculpture and ceramics.
Artefact, Design Centre Chelsea Harbour 2022
This May I will be returning to the Artefact Contemporary Craft Fair held at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour where I will be exhibiting a hand painted design created for textiles and wallpaper. On Wednesday the 11th May I shall be demonstrating my design and painting technique from 11am - 4pm within the beautiful surroundings of the Design Centre. Now in its second edition, Artefact shines a light on artisanal excellence. On show will be an array of astonishing work, including museum-quality pieces from around the globe. Attracting top designers, architects, collectors and enthusiasts, experience the joy that handmade objects can bring. Artefact will be staged in the magnificent Design Avenue. Take a voyage of discovery and gain a greater understanding of how one-of-a-kind designs are conceived and made, as well as acquire unique work to cherish for years to come. Meet leading gallerists from the vibrant craft scene and view authentic work up close from established and emerging makers and artists.
London Craft Week 2021
This London Craft Week I am honoured to have been invited to showcase a selection of hand painted works within the incredible shop windows of iconic royal jewellers Garrard. Located in the heart of London’s glittering Mayfair, The House of Garrard is the longest serving jeweller in the world, with its origins traced back to 1735 when it received its first royal commission from Frederick, Prince of Wales. The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) has joined with 11 Royal Warrant-holding companies in the St James’s area to host a craft trail for London Craft Week 2021, celebrating their shared passion for British craftsmanship and design excellence.
Artefact, Design Centre Chelsea Harbour 2021
Launching this Summer, Artefact is an exciting new contemporary craft fair held at the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, the world’s premier design destination. During the fair I shall be taking part in the Artefact Artisan Trail where I will be located within the stunningly beautiful surroundings of the Arte showroom. Guests will be invited to view original hand-painted and hand-drawn intricately repeating designs and watch as I demonstrate my own process behind developing these new, ambitious handcrafted repeating patterns. Attracting top designers, architects, collectors, art-lovers and style-seekers, this new, physical event will feature an impressive rollcall of contemporary craft and visual art galleries from the vibrant British craft scene. Artefact is both a marketplace and a celebration of contemporary craft, encouraging visitors to experience the tactility and joy that handmade objects can bring to their lives.
QEST Scholarship Announcement
I am delighted to announce that I have been selected by the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) to receive one of their prestigious scholarships in support of excellence in the British crafts industry. This scholarship will enable me to continue to develop my skills as an artist and textile designer, exploring new and exciting techniques and working towards launching my own collection of luxury hand-crafted textiles, homeware and accessories later this year. The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) supports the training and education of talented and aspiring craftspeople through traditional college courses, vocational training, apprenticeships and one-to-one training with a master craftsperson; helping to support Britain’s cultural heritage and sustain vital skills in traditional and contemporary crafts.