Technical Demonstrator: Sculpture
School of Art, Design & Computer Science
I have pursued art and design throughout the whole of my career. Since completing a BA(Hons) Fine Art in 2011, I worked as an apprentice blacksmith and then progressed on to completing a PGCE. I have since, lectured contextual studies and taught a range of different Art and Design subjects.
Currently, at York St John University, I run the Sculpture Workshop. This involves demonstrating to students a range of techniques, including: welding, casting (metal/alloys/resin/plaster), laser cutting, stone carving, paper making, metal working & wood working.
I have recently developed a new print making technique, which brings together computer design, laser etching on to wood and finally using traditional print making tools.
In 2014, York Museum won a competition for Grayson Perry to visit for a Teddy Bears pic-nic. I ran workshops for my students to create teddy bears to be on show inside York Museum. I also ran a workshop on the day, 'sewing clothes for teddy bears'- Grayson Perry joined in and made a waistcoat for Measles (his childhood bear!).