Consultancy & Creative Industry Projects

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 Council.
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.

China Crafts week - May 2017

Invited key note presentation titled Innovative Design of Traditional Crafts’ at the first China Crafts week in Hangzhou. This paper discussed the importance of

marrying traditional with modern innovation and collaborations in order to produce progressive new and exciting outcomes.

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 -
Eleanor Bolton -
Bill Amberg -

Celebratory film - 

London Craft Week 2016
Creative lead for collaborative projects with Hole & Corner Magazine, Steinway & Sons and The House of St. Barnabas. 

Marvellous Mechanica – PU student/staff 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+

Trustee - The Devon Guild of Craftsmen 2009-15

Expert contributor 2014

Craft Councils latest research report Studying Craft: Trends in Craft Education and Training.

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 

Judge 2011

Contemporary Craft Fair

Expert Contributor 2011

Design Commission Restarting Britain: Design Education &  Growth Inquiry

Invited Selector for Contemporary Craft Fair 2010

Invited Consultant 2010

The Creative & Cultural Skills Consultation on Standards in Craft Blueprint 

Additional including:

Clore Leadership Programme: Board development day

Crafts Councils Higher Value: Redefining Best Practice in Crafts Graduate Support