Consultancy & Creative Industry Projects
NULUXE - 2017
Creative Consultant for NULUXE a newly-established social enterprise, located in Teignbridge, Devon. Offering respite stays for carers and the cared for NULUXE will provide additional support via the new centre for cultural activity as well as selective product and service development opportunities.
China Crafts week - May 2017
Key note presentation titled ‘Innovative Design of Traditional Crafts’ at the first China Crafts week in Hangzhou. This paper discussed the importance of marrying the traditional
with modern innovation to include collaboration in order to produce progressive new and exciting outcomes.
Category judge 2016/17
Category judge for the first BBC Woman’s Hour, Victoria
and Albert Museum and
Crafts Council’s Crafts prize which was launched to celebrate the 70th anniversary
of Woman’s Hour.
Creative Cultivator 2016 - 19
Consultant working with Cultivator a collaborative programme funded by European Structural and Investment Funds, Arts Council England and Cornwall
Particular strands of work include skills development, bespoke support for graduate start-ups, exploration of new export markets, sector specific knowledge exchange, peer support programme and a business co-investment programme.
Port Eliot Festival 2016 & 2017
Creative Lead for collaborative partnership with Hole and Corner magazine and Port Eliot Festival bringing together practicing makers, students & graduates (Makers, Illustrators, Architects & Interiors) and academics.
Benchmark - https://www.benchmarkfurniture.com/
Eleanor Bolton - http://www.eleanorbolton.com/
Bill Amberg - http://www.billamberg.com/
Celebratory film - https://vimeo.com/183234760
London Craft Week 2016
Creative lead for collaborative projects with Hole & Corner Magazine, Steinway & Sons and The House of St. Barnabas.
Marvellous Mechanica – Collaboration working with artists Martin Smith, Nik Ramage
and Jim Bond to produce a mechanical device that moved ping pong balls across
the House of St Barnabas.
Piano Craft – Steinway & Sons / Investigation of sounds Barge House OXO Tower
Port Eliot Festival 2015 Creative Lead - Creative Industries / PU:Port Eliot Festival
Expert for Creative & Cultural Skills 2014+ http://ccskills.org.uk/careers/advice
Trustee & board member - The Devon Guild of Craftsmen 2009-15
Devon Guild of Craftsmen is an acclaimed exhibition space for contemporary craft and design as well as a leading charity for craft education.
Expert contributor 2014
Craft Councils latest research report Studying Craft: Trends in Craft Education and Training.
Chair Peninsular Arts Gallery Programming and Advisory Group 2012-15
The programming group represents members of staff from PU Faculty of Arts and Humanities, External Relations and key external partners and it’s primary purpose is to develop the public exhibitions programme for Peninsula Arts. As chair I initiated the joint exhibition between Peninsula Arts and Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery celebrating
the works of internationally recognised artist and sculptor Peter Randall-Page.
This collaboration is the large exhibition of Randall-Page's work seen in the south West to date.
Crafts Council Hothouse: 2012/13
South West Plymouth University Coordinator
Craft + STEM in the 21st century. 2011
The Crafts Council with the Associate Parliamentary Design and Innovation
Group. Consultant, House of Commons
Contemporary Craft Festival
The aim of the Festival is to showcase the very best in British craft and the create
a new, sustainable and strong market place for contemporary craft.
Expert Contributor 2011
Design Commission Restarting Britain: Design Education & Growth Inquiry
Invited Selector for Contemporary Craft Festival 2010
Invited Consultant 2010
The Creative & Cultural Skills Consultation on Standards in Craft Blueprint
Clore Leadership Programme: Board development day
Crafts Councils Higher Value: Redefining Best Practice in Crafts Graduate Support