GLASS RELATED SKILLS
Mould making – plaster, gelflex, RTV, lost wax casting, plaster lathe work, fusing, slumping, kiln carving, painting with light, transfer/screen printing on glass, basic hot shop skills, basic lampworking, cutting glass, sandcasting. Cold working: sandblasting, grinding, polishing.
CERAMIC RELATED SKILLS
Slab and coil working, slip casting, basic wheel throwing, printing on clay, glaze making, colouring clay, reconstitution of clay, ceramics technician, loading and unloading kiln.
OTHER RELATED SKILLS
Bronze casting, pewter casting, basic jewellery making, industrial machinist and overlocking, pattern cutting. Photography.
OTHER BUSINESS RELATED SKILLS
Design/Sketchbook through thorough research, create and deliver presentations, organizational and promotional skills, computer literate on PC and Mac, excellent time management, meeting deadlines, ability to sell, confident handling money, comfortable working both in groups and individually, at ease dealing with the public, excellent telephone manner, good written communication skills.
2014 – Sept. ‘Into the Blue’ Wall sculpture for Mr. T. Smith, Herts
LIST OF CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENTS
2016 – Aug Society of Designer Craftsmen exhibition The Mall Galleries, The Strand, London
2016 – March – April Solo Exhibition of glass work The Museum of Stained Glass, Ely Cathedral
2016 – Jan Selected by the Society of Designer Craftsmen for Licentiateship - accepted
2015 – Oct The Worshipful Company of Glaziers invited to sell at Christmas Fair
2015 - Sept UCA Graduate Show – OXO Tower Gallery, South Bank London
2015 – June. Judging Panel for Lowes Dickinson Prize. WMC Camden, UK
2015 – June. FIRST CLASS BA (Hons) Glass
2015 – May. 3rd Year Degree Graduate Show, UCA Farnham, UK
2014 – May. My first sale of glass ’Emerald Energy’.
2014 - May. Exhibited in The Craft Study Centre, Farnham, UK
2014 - 2nd Year Group Show: Tru Beginnings, The Garden Gallery, Museum of Farnham, UK
2014 – BAMs Exhibition: New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, UK
2013 - CGS online Gallery: ‘Softly Softly’ Exhibition
2013 – Sept. Received my 1st Commission in glass – ‘Into The Blue’
2012 – 2015 Contemporary Glass Society: Rep for UCA, Farnham Campus.
2012 - UCA, Farnham Campus: Student Rep.
2012 - Working Mens College: Work on permanent display for Camden Art Trail.
2011 - 2012 – NIACE: Student of the Year Award. Individual Regional Award for North London
2011 - Winner of ‘Design a Garden’ Competition, Readers Digest
2004 - 2006 City & Guilds in Ceramics and Design
1998 – Appeared in article in The Clothes Show Magazine for coat design.
1997 - Kent County Show: Gold Cup Award for Garden Design
1996 – Koestler Award: Dressmaking
1996 - Southend Library: Solo show of ceramics.
1995 + 1996 – Kingsway College: Designer for two Fashion Shows.
1994 - Koestler Awards: Photography
1994 – Koestler Award: Ceramics.
1994 – Qualified as a ceramics technician.
WORK HISTORY WORK DETAILS
July 1974 – Dec 1989 Gillettes – Sabre International Accounts Clerk
Tie Rack – Sales Dept
Mercury Communications - Receptionist
London Transport – Purchasing Dept Oil & Derv
British Airways – Group Sales Secretary
IBM – Distribution Centre
IBM – Telephone Sales Dept Secretary
Wang – Marketing Dept Group Secretary
Unisys – PA to Director
Smithkline-Beecham – PA to Director of International Affair
Various secretarial jobs that included dealing with the public, handling marketing budgets and corporate finances. Working my way
up from accounts clerk to P.A. at Director level.
Feb 1997 – Sept 1997 Head Greenhouse Assistant for the Home Office
Flower and vegetable production. Creating flower displays for central London offices. Designing and growing all the plants for
entry into the annual Kent County Flower Show – Winner of the Gold Cup
Dec 1998 – Dec 2000 Market Stall Holder and Craft Fairs
Jan 2000 – Sept 2004 P.A./Receptionist for London based Entertainments Company
Jul 2006 – Oct 2011 Answering telephones, negotiating with customers, delegating with employees, company accounts.
June 2015 Event Assistant
Porta Romana SALE marquee, Farnham, Surrey GU10 5EU
Set Up: Unpacking and setting out lamps. Pricing and labeling.
Offering assistance and guidance to customers.
June 2015 – Jan 2016 Acting Manager / Housekeeper
Groomes Country House Hotel – Frith End, Hampshire GU35 OQR
Overseeing the running of the hotel in the owners absence – directing staff, taking bookings, greeting clients, preparing menus,
general housekeeping, laundry duties, wedding and events planning, invoicing, responsible for food stock, livestock.
DATE COURSE DETAILS
Sept 2012 – June 2015 3DD Art (BA Hons) First Class
University of the Creative Arts, Farnham, Surrey
Sept 2011 – June 2012 3D Art in Glass, Fusing and kiln Formed Glass
Working Men’s College, Camden
Sept 2004 – July 2006 Ceramics & Design, City & Guilds
Working Men’s College, Kentish Town, London NW5
Sept 2003 – Oct 2003 Lampworking
6 weeks course
Westminster College, Paddington Green, London W2
Nov 1993 – Jan 1997 Various Courses - Kingsway College
Fashion & Design
July 1977 St. Benedicts – Aldershot
5 O' Levels – Grades B”s + C’s
July 1975 Typing 40 Words a Minute, Pitmans, Windsor College, Windsor
Volunteering experience with wheelchair bound elderly people and autistic children.
Practical assistance for two cancer charities (MacMillan & St. Wilfrids).
Building a glass collection, Photography, Visiting Galleries, Exhibitions and Museums, Antiques, Car Boot Sales, Auctions, DIY, Gardening, Formula 1 Racing, The sea, Swimming, Badminton
I hold a clean, full UK driving license & valid British Citizen UK passport