Biography

Born                       23 February 1961, Zambia

1989-                     Designer/Maker

Senior Lecturer, Metalwork & Jewellery, Sheffield Hallam University

1985-1987            M.A. Metalwork & Jewellery, Royal College of Art

1980-1983            B.A.(Hons) Silversmithing & Metalwork, Camberwell School of Art and Crafts

Commissions

The William Leger St Leger Stakes

‘The Bardhan Lecture’, Royal Hallamshire Hospital & University of Sheffield

The British Guild of Travel Writers, ‘The Best UK Tourism Award’ and ‘The Best Overseas Tourism Award’

‘The Lorenzo Natali Prize for Journalism’.Excellence in Reporting Human Rights, Democracy and Development. Commissioned by the European Commission and the International Federation of Journalists, and presented by Neil Kinnock at the International Press Centre, Bruxelles

‘The International Federation of Journalists Prize (‘The IFJ Prize’-media awards to promote media awareness of racism and xenophobia issues. Three trophies – radio, television and written press). Presented at the European media Forum – European Parliament, Bruxelles

‘The IFJ Prize’. Presented at the European Media Forum – Council of Europe, Strasbourg.

‘The IFJ Prize’. Presented at the European Media Forum – European Parliament, Bruxelles, and by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Mo Mowlam in Belfast.

Winterbottom Wire – promotional exhibition piece for the Düsseldorf Trade Fair

Awards and Competitions

‘Ashes to Art’, Funeria 3rd Biennial (Juror’s Award)

‘Mathmos Candle Light Competition

‘Open for New Stainless Steel Ideas’ Competition – Meri-Lappi Institute, Finland  (two commendation prizes)

‘Peugeot Design Awards’ (short listed – Domestic Metalware)

 Public Collections

Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

National Library of Australia

Contemporary Craft Collection, Yorkshire Craft Centre, Bradford

Contemporary Craft Collection, Shipley Art Gallery

Victoria and Albert Museum

Selected Exhibitions

‘Galvanize Sheffield’ at COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery, London

‘Designed to Shine : 100 years of Stainless Steel’, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

‘Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair’, Spinningfields, Manchester

‘Galvanize’, Festival of Contemporary Metal Design & Innovation, Millennium Gallery Sheffield

‘The Outdoor Show’, NEC

‘Sale of the Century’, W001worths, www.flickr/groups/w001worths

‘Beyond Venus’, Peinmore Gallery, Skye

‘Summer Breeze’, Harding House Gallery, Lincoln

‘Ashes to Art: Scattered’, Funeria 4th Biennial, Graton, California

‘Minimal to Bling’, The Society of Arts & Crafts, Boston, USA

‘Ashes to Art: Modern Kuyo’, Onishi Gallery, New York

‘Mapping’, Bury Art Gallery and Museum, Bury

‘The Necklace Show’, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco

‘Ashes to Art’, Funeria’s 3rd Biennial, Crane Arts, Philadelphia

Mathmos at 100%East, London

‘Making Words’, Bilston Craft Gallery, Wolverhampton (touring)

‘The Watkins Era’, Contemporary Applied Arts, London

‘Augenschmaus’ (‘food for the eyes’), craft2eu, Hamburg

‘Objects of Beauty’, Jerald Melburg, North Carolina

‘The Acid Test’, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco

‘The Acid Test’, The Design Centre, Barnsley (solo show)

Jerald Melburg Gallery, North Carolina at SOFA, Chicago

The Metal Gallery, London at the ‘International Art + Design Show’, New York

‘Ashes to Art’, Funeria 2nd Biennial, Fort Mason Centre, San Francisco

‘Crafts Computed’, The Pearoom Centre for Contemporary Crafts, Lincolnshire

‘Bishopsland Retrospective’, The Jelly Leg’d Chicken Arts Centre, Reading

‘Open for New Stainless Steel Ideas’ Competition – Meri-Lappi Institute, touring Finland, Lapland and Sweden

‘Yorkshire Craft Collection’ touring Sweden, Finland and Portugal