My CV is divided up into 3 sections.  Click on the links below, or scroll down to read them all.

Credits and Job Titles

Exhibitions and Awards

Education

 

CREDITS AND JOB TITLES – 2021

Theatrical Mask Maker, working for Costume Designer Daniel Lismore.
Enowate : Dickson Mbi Dance Company, Dance East, Barbican & Tour, 2021.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Designer Stewart J Charlesworth.
My Fair Lady, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, 2021.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Supervisor Mark Jones.
Doctor Who : Time Fracture, Immersive Everywhere & BBC, 2021.

CREDITS AND JOB TITLES – 2020

Theatrical Milliner, working in the millinery workroom for English National Opera with Head of Millinery Megan Bearup. Performed at ENO London Coliseum unless otherwise noted, all in year 2020.

✴️ Luisa Miller, Costume Designer Eva-Maria Van Acker.
✴️ Carmen,
refurbishing existing hats for revival.
✴️ Madam Butterfly,
refurbishing existing headwear for revival and complete re-make of Prince Yamadori shoulder piece.
✴️ Marriage of Figaro, Costume Designer Astrid Klein.
✴️ Rusalka, Costume Designer Barbara Drosihn, CANCELLED COVID-19.
✴️ Blond Eckbert, Costume Designer Sarah Bowern, CANCELLED COVID-19.

Costume Prop Fabricator, working for Costume Props Artist Bryony Rumble, Designer Miriam Nabarro.
The Little Prince, Fuel Theatre UK Tour, 2020.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Designer India Ayles.
Chelou, Music Video, 2020.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Designer Stewart J Charlesworth.
Grease : The Virtual Musical, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, 2020.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Supervisor Zeb Lalljee and Costume Designer Lynsey Moore.
Anne Boleyn TV Drama starring Jodie Turner-Smith, Channel 5, 2020.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Wendy Benstead Costume and Clothing.  
Up Cosmetics, Promotional Launch, 2020.

Theatrical Mask Maker, working for Costume Supervisor Zoe Thomas-Webb and Costume Designer Ozwald Boateng.
Orfeus: A House Music Opera, Young Vic, 2020. CANCELLED COVID-19

Headliner Talk, London Hat Week 2020.
Working as a Milliner in Theatre, Film and Opera. CANCELLED COVID-19

CREDITS AND JOB TITLES – 2019

Theatrical Milliner, working in the millinery workroom for English National Opera with Head of Millinery Megan Bearup. Performed at ENO London Coliseum unless otherwise noted, all in year 2019.

✴️ The Merry Widow, Costume Designer Esther Bialas.
✴️ Jack The Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel,
Costume Designer Soutra Gilmour.
✴️ Man of La Mancha,
Costume Designer Fotini Dimou.
✴️ Noye’s Fludde, Costume Designer Soutra Gilmour. A collaborataion between ENO and Stratford East, performed at Theatre Royal Stratford East.
✴️ The Mask of Orpheus, Costume Designer Daniel Lismore.
✴️ The Mikado,
 refurbishing existing hats for revival.
✴️ Orpheus in The Underworld, Costume Designer Lez Brotherston.
✴️ Orphée, Costume Designer Netia Jones.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Supervisor Rianna Azoro and Costume Designer Rajha Shakiry.
Richard II, The Globe, 2019.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Supervisor Lorraine Ebdon-Price and Costume Designer Andrew D Edwards.
Twelfth Night, Globe’s Touring Ensemble, 2019.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Supervisor Emily Adamson and Costume Designer Grace Smart.
Richard III, The Globe, 2019.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Supervisor Emily Adamson and Costume Designer Grace Smart.
Henry VI, The Globe, 2019.

Puppet Maker, working for Puppetry Designer, Director, Maker Peter O’Rourke and Cubic Feet Theatre Company.
The Dong with a Luminous Nose, The Little Angel Theatre, 2019.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Secret Cinema.
Stranger Things, Secret Cinema, 2019.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Designer Susan Kulkarni.
Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience, London, 2019.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Supervisor Jools Osborne and Costume and Set Designer Ruari Murchison.
Il Mondo Della Luna, Britten Theatre – Royal College of Music, 2019.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Story Pocket Theatre. refurbishing existing headdresses for revival.
AniMalcolm, 2nd UK Tour, 2019.

CREDITS AND JOB TITLES – 2018

Theatrical Milliner, working in the millinery workroom for English National Opera with Head of Millinery Megan Bearup. Performed at ENO London Coliseum unless otherwise noted, all in year 2018.
✴️ Iolanthe, Costume Designer Paul Brown.
✴️ La Traviata,
Costume Designer Esther Bialas.
✴️ Chess,
Costume Designer Christina Cunningham.
✴️ Akhnaten, Costume Designer Kevin Pollard. Refurbishing for revival and complete re-make of 3 plastazote sculpts.
✴️ War Requiem, Costume Designer Nasir Mazhar.
✴️ Salome, Costume Designer Marg Horwell.
✴️ Porgy and Bess, Costume Designer Catherine Zuber.

Milliner, working for James Lock the Hatters.
Commission to make 6 sample hats, designed by Ruth Ravenscroft, for 2019 Summer Collection.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Designer Jackie Trousdale and Story Pocket Theatre.
AniMalcolm, UK Tour, 2018.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Supervisor Lorraine Ebdon-Price and Costume Designer Ellan Parry.
Hamlet, The Globe, 2018.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Supervisor Lorraine Ebdon-Price and Costume Designer Ellan Parry.
As You Like It, The Globe, 2018.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Supervisor Lorraine Ebdon-Price and Costume Designer Libby Watson.
Dr. Faustus, The Globe, 2018.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Supervisor Nia Evans and Costume Designer Jackie Trousdale for Birmingham Stage Company.
Barmy Britain, UK Tour, 2018.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Supervisor Nia Evans and Costume Designer Jackie Trousdale for Birmingham Stage Company.
Awful Egyptians, UK Tour, 2018.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Secret Cinema.
Romeo and Juliet, Secret Cinema, 2018.

Puppet Shoe Maker for film.
His House, filmed 2018, released 2020.

Puppet Maker, working for working for Puppetry Designer Maker Peter O’Rourke.
Little Angel by the Sea – Punch and Judy, The Little Angel Theatre Studios, 2018.

Assistant Theatrical Milliner, working for Mark Wheeler.
Falstaff, Garsington Opera, 2018.

Assistant Theatrical Milliner, working for Mark Wheeler.
The King and I, London Palladium, 2018.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Designer Stewart J Charlesworth and Morphic Graffiti.
The Country Wife, Southwark Playhouse, 2018.

Milliner, private commission for artist Hormazd Narielwalla.
Showpiece hat, 2018.

Milliner, private commission for mother of the bride.
Large brimmed occasion hat in Dior ‘The New Look’ style, 2018.

Speaker, Oakham School, talk to A Level Students.
Millinery as a Career Path, 2018.

CREDITS AND JOB TITLES – 2017

Milliner, working for designer Nerida Fraiman.
Freelance and part time, 2017.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Supervisor Charlotte Young and Costume Designer Martina Trottmann.
Moulin Rouge!, Secret Cinema  2017.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Supervisor Alice Lessing and Costume Designer Stewart J Charlesworth.
The Producers, Selladoor Worldwide – China Tour, 2017.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Supervisor Laura Rushton and Costume Designer Cordelia Chisholm.
Giulio Cesare, English Touring Opera – UK Tour,  2017.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Designer Natasha Stewart.
Tosca, The Icelandic Opera, 2017.

Puppet Maker, working for Puppetry Designer Maker Peter O’Rourke and Costume Designer Lily Arnold.
The Secret Garden, Theatre by The Lake Keswick, 2017.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Supervisor and Designer Amanda Hambelton.
Cinderella, Oxford Playhouse, 2017.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Supervisor Mark Jones and Costume Designer Cleo Pettitt.
Aladdin, Watford Palace Theatre, 2017.

Visiting Practitioner, working for University of the Arts (Wimbledon College of Arts campus).
BA Costume Design and BA Costume Interpretation, Introduction to Millinery with first year Designers and Interpretors, ad hoc millinery teaching and support for third year Interpretation students, 2017.

Millinery Tutor, working for Morley Adult Education College.
3 hours per week – 10 week term – Millinery for Stage and Screen, 2017

CREDITS AND JOB TITLES – 2016

Milliner / Dyer, working for James Lock the Hatters.
Freelance and part time, apprenticed to Sylvia Fletcher, 2016.

Milliner, working for designer Nerida Fraiman.
Freelance and part time, 2016.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Supervisor Mark Jones and Costume Designer Cleo Pettitt.
Beauty and The Beast panto, Watford Palace Theatre, 2016.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Supervisor Stewart J Charlesworth and Costume Designer Natalia Stewart.
Dick Whittington panto, Key Theatre Peterborough, 2016.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Designer and Supervisor Amanda Hambleton.
Cinderella panto, Oxford Playhouse, 2016.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Designer Susan Kulkarni.
Commission of 25 hats for ‘Will Tuckett’s Nutcracker’ immersive ballet, The Printworks, 2016. (Production cancelled close to opening due to investor withdrawing funding).

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Designer Hayley Nebauer and Assistant Costume Designer Zoe Howerska.
Doctor Who, TV series, BBC 1, 2016 (released 2017).

Puppet maker, working for Associate Designer Tracy Waller and Director Mervyn Millar for Significant Object.
Circus 1903, International Tour – debut in Canberra, Australia, 2016.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Designer Zoe Squire and Production Manager Nick May.
Mr Popper’s Penguins, Tour – UK West End and US Broadway, 2016.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Props Artist Bryony Rumble.  Costume Designer Jamie Vartan.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Theatre Royal Bath, 2016.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Wendy Benstead Costume and Clothing.
Bob Fosse inspired headpiece, private commission, 2016.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Merlin Magic Making.
Madame Tussauds Istanbul, 2016.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Wendy Benstead Costume and Clothing.  Costume Designer Samuel Wyer for Les Enfants Terribles.
The Game’s Afoot and The Sherlock Holmes Experience, Madame Tussauds London, 2016.

Milliner, working for womenswear brand Teatum Jones.
Commission of 40 headdresses, 2016.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Supervisor Mark Jones and Costume Designer Francis O’Connor.
Commission of 25 hats for ‘Leonore’, Buxton Festival, 2016.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Shooting Flowers.
Thriller Live, Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue, 2016.

Milliner, private commission, bridal wedding piece, 2016.
Milliner, private commission, historically accurate ladies riding top hat, 2016.
Milliner, private commission, historically accurate ladies riding tricorn, 2016.

Milliner, working for Wendy Benstead Costume and Clothing.
Naval officer bicorn, private commission, 2016.

Visiting Practitioner, working for University of the Arts (Wimbledon College of Arts campus).
BA Costume Design and BA Costume Interpretation, Introduction to Millinery with first year Designers and Interpretors, ad hoc millinery teaching and support for third year Interpretation students, 2016.

Contributor, writing article for The HAT Magazine, issue 68. ‘Hats for Stage and Screen’. Interviewing milliners Sean Barrett, Angel Amor, Yasmin Rizvi, Jane Smith, Justin Smith, Simon Dawes and Mark Wheeler.  Also contacting friends and family for memories of Ella J Kidd and Jenny Adey.  Published 2016.

CREDITS AND JOB TITLES – 2015

Milliner / Dyer / Admin Assistant, working for James Lock the Hatters.
Permanent and part time, apprenticed to Sylvia Fletcher, 2015.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Supervisor Mark Jones and Costume Designer Cleo Pettitt.
Dick Whittington panto, Watford Palace Theatre, 2015.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Supervisor Sades Robinson and Costume Designer Cleo Pettitt.
Red Riding Hood panto, Greenwich Theatre, 2015.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Designer and Supervisor Amanda Hambleton.
Aladdin panto, Oxford Playhouse, 2015.

Theatrical Milliner for film, hat selected by Costume Designer Steven Noble for one of the main characters.
Bridget Jones’s Baby, Feature Film, 2015 (released 2016).

Theatrical Milliner, working for Design Assistant Charlotte Young and Costume Designer Annike Flo for Immersive Cult..
Day of the Dead Party, Loulou’s, 2015.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Wendy Benstead Costume and Clothing,
Various projects, 2015.

Costume Prop Maker, working for Costume Supervisor Sades Robinson and Costume Designer Morgan Large.
Lakme, Opera Holland Park, 2015.

Theatrical Milliner for TV, working for Assistant Costume Designer Zoe Howerska and Costume Designer Hayley Nebauer for BBC 1 / BBC America / BBC Drama.
The Musketeers, TV series international distribution, 2015.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Supervisor Charlotte Young and Costume Designers Annike Flo and Martina Trottmann for Secret Cinema.
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, 2015.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Supervisor Chryssie Furnell and Costume Designer Laura Cordery for RADA Enterprises Ltd.
Pride and Prejudice, entertainment for the guests on the QM2, 2015.

Theatrical Mask Maker, working for Costume Supervisor Emma-Jane Bunn and Costume Designer Paul Burgess for Deafinitely Theatre.
Something Else tour, 2015.

Contributor, writing article for ‘Blue Pages’, the journal for The Society of British Theatre Designers, issue 02:2015. ‘Hats for the Theatre and Hats for Fashion: What is the Difference?’.  Published 2015.

Milliner, private commission for artist Hormazd Narielwalla.
Gold organza showpiece hat and Klein blue corduroy cap, 2015.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Supervisor Kirsty Rowe for Bill Kenwright Ltd.
Jesus Christ Superstar tour, 2015.

Prop Maker, working for Theatre Designer Tomasin Cuthbert and White Horse Theatre.
Primary Schools Tour, Germany, 2015.

Visiting Practitioner, working for University of the Arts (Wimbledon College of Arts campus).
BA Costume Design and BA Costume Interpretation, Introduction to Millinery with first year Designers, ad hoc millinery teaching and support for third year Interpretation students, 2015.

Contributor, writing and photographing for The HAT Magazine, issue 67.  Trade show report and coverage of ‘Who’s Next / Première Classe’, Porte de Versailles, Paris.  4th – 7th September, 2015.  Published 2015.

Co-ordinator responsible for organising and manning The HAT Magazine showcase stand ‘A New Generation and Vision for Contemporary Headwear’ at Première Classe, Porte de Versailles, Paris.  4th – 7th September, 2015.  5 milliners selected by The Hat Magazine and Noel Stewart for their use of material and / or technique – Leo Carlton, Bremen Wong, Martha Lynn, Mirjam Lehtonen, Keely Hunter, the stand displayed a selection of their work.

Co-ordinator responsible for organising seminar ‘Contemporary Design – in Creative Headwear’ presented at Première Classe, Porte de Versailles, Paris.  4th – 7th September, 2015.  Jobs included liaising with speakers, technical support staff at Première Classe and putting together powerpoint presentation.  Seminar opened by Nigel Denford, guest speaker Noel Stewart who also spoke to each of the milliners about their practice and inspiration.  Invited speakers: Alejandro Lecaro (Ecua Andino), Ulrich Wagner (Stetson Europe),  Leo Carlton, Bremen Wong, Martha Lynn, Mirjam Lehtonen, Keely Hunter.

CREDITS AND JOB TITLES – 2014

Milliner / Dyer / Admin Assistant / Sales Assistant, working for James Lock the Hatters.
Permanent and full time, apprenticed to Sylvia Fletcher, 2014.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Supervisor Mark Jones and Costume Designer Cleo Pettitt.
Sleeping Beauty panto, Watford Palace Theatre, 2014.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Supervisor Lydia Hardiman and Costume Designer Mark Walters for Glitter Pantomimes.
Beauty and the Beast panto, Theatre Royal Wakefield, 2014.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Supervisor Chryssie Furnell and Costume Designer Laura Cordery for RADA Enterprises Ltd.
Merchant of Venice and Arabian Nights, entertainment for the guests on the QM2, 2014.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Hambledon Productions.
Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show, Museum of Comedy and Tour, 2014.

Millinery consultant, private commission.
Pattern making for flat pattern ‘garrison’ hat, 2014.

Millinery Assistant, working for Theatrical Milliner Mark Wheeler.
Shakespeare in Love, Noel Coward Theatre, 2014.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Designer Hayley Nebauer and Pinewood Studios.
Billionaire Ransom (original title: Take Down), Feature Film, 2014 (released 2016).

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Supervisor Kirsty Rowe and The Mahogany Opera Group.
Gloria – A Pigtale, tour including Bregenz Festival, Buxton Festival, The Linbury Studio (Royal Opera House), 2014.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Shooting Flowers.
Thriller Live, Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue, 2014.

Milliner, private commission for artist Hormazd Narielwalla.
Peddle straw and feather headpiece, 2014.

CREDITS AND JOB TITLES – 2013

Milliner / Dyer / Admin Assistant / Sales Assistant, working for James Lock the Hatters.
Permanent and full time, apprenticed to Sylvia Fletcher, 2013.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Supervisor Mark Jones and Costume Designer Cleo Pettitt.
Robin Hood panto, Watford Palace Theatre, 2013.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Shooting Flowers.
Save the Children and Bulgari’s Secret Winter Gala – The Nutcracker, Guildhall, 2013.

Milliner, private commission for artist Hormazd Narielwalla.
Flat pattern fabric cap, 2013.

Speaker, University of the Arts London (UAL) – London College of Fashion.
How To Make the Best Impact in Social Media, 2013.

Featured as a graduate case study, University of the Arts London (UAL), Careers and Employability.
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Spreading the Word, telephone interview, 2013.

CREDITS AND JOB TITLES – 2012

Milliner / Dyer / Admin Assistant / Sales Assistant, working for James Lock the Hatters.
Permanent and full time, apprenticed to Sylvia Fletcher, 2012.

Interviewee, University of the Arts London (UAL), Student Enterprise and Employability (SEE).
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SEE stories – follow your passion, 5 minute film, 2012.

CREDITS AND JOB TITLES – 2011

Milliner / Dyer, working for James Lock the Hatters.
Freelance and part time, apprenticed to Sylvia Fletcher, 2011.

Student Milliner / Dyer, working for Edwina Ibbotson.
1 day per week, 9 months, 2011.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Shooting Flowers.
Thriller Live, tour, 2011.

Fabricator, working for artist Chloe Purcell.
Parade puppet head, various festivals and events, 2011.

Speaker, Stoke Newington WI.
How I Became a Milliner talk, 2011.

Panel Member of 5, invited by University of the Arts London (UAL).
‘Creative Networking’ panel discussion, given to graduating students as part of artsmart Careers Festival, 2011.

Panel Member of 4, invited by University of the Arts London (UAL).
‘Social Media’ panel discussion, given to Career Guidance Advisors, 2011.

CREDITS AND JOB TITLES – 2010

Milliner, private commission.
Deadmau5 replica head, 2010.

Theatrical Milliner and Puppet Maker, working for Costume Designer Jackie Trousdale.
The Fireworkmaker’s Daughter, The Birmingham Stage Company, tour, 2010.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Supervisor Holly White and Costume Designer Cleo Pettitt.
Aladdin panto, Watford Palace Theatre, 2010.

Milliner, private commission.
Mother of the Bride sinamay wedding hat, 2010.

Fabricator, working for Tim Exile and Native Instruments.
The Mouth promotional sculpture, tour, 2010.

Fabricator, working for experiential marketing company Scene2 and WeAreWhatWeDo.
Jaques Le Trash dragon head, Bestival and T in The Park, 2010.

Milliner, private commission.
Felt wedding hat, 2010.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Bottle PR and Rentokil.
Wasp nest promotional headdress, Henley Regatta, 2010

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Designer Tina Webb.
The Merry Wives of Windsor, Stafford Gatehouse Theatre, 2010.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Performance Artist Jason Maverick.
Flame Guys, various events, 2010.

Puppet Maker, working for Tightwire Performer Dizzy O’Dare / Alana Jones.
The Tiny Travelling Tightwire Show, various festivals and events, 2010.

Theatrical Milliner, working for The Victoria and Albert Museum.
The Renaissance Ball, The V&A, 2010.

Props and Puppet Maker, working for Theatre Designer Tomasin Cuthbert and White Horse Theatre.
Primary Schools Tour, Germany, 2010.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Supervisor Sarina Hosking and Costume Designer Will Hargreaves.
Mother Goose panto, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, 2010.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Shooting Flowers.
Peter Andre Arena Tour – including O2 Arena, 2010.

Relief Technician, working for University of the Arts (London College of Fashion campus).
Technical Effects for the Performing Arts course, 3 days per week for 6 months, 2010.

CREDITS AND JOB TITLES – 2009

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Supervisor Kirsty Rowe, Costume Designer Dick Bird and The Opera Group.
The Enchanted Pig, tour including The Linbury Studio and The New Victory Theater in Times Square, 2009.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Supervisor Sarina Hosking and Costume Designer Will Hargreaves.
Jack and the Beanstalk panto, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, 2009.

Puppet Maker, working for Puppetry Director Designer Maker Michael Fowkes.
Arabian Nights, The Royal Shakespeare Company, 2009.

Puppet Maker, working for Puppetry Director Designer Maker Michael Fowkes.
A Christmas Carol, Sherman Cymru (Cardiff), 2009.

Sewing Assistant, working for Shooting Flowers.
Thriller Live, European tour, 2009.

Muscle suit maker, working for Costume Designer Hayley Nebauer.
Bonded By Blood, Film, 2009.

Props and Theatrical Hatter, working for Costume Designer Anna Finch and White Horse Theatre.
Secondary Schools Tour, Germany, 2009.

Milliner, private commission.
Bridal veil headpiece, 2009.

Theatrical Milliner, working for artist Chloe Purcell.
Smollypop’s World Famous Smallest Freak Show, various festivals and events, 2009.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Designer Lotte Collett.
Once on This Island, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, tour, 2009.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Designer Alan Flyng.
The Medieval Banquet, St Katharine Docks, 2009.

Puppet Maker, working for Puppetry Director Designer Maker Michael Fowkes.
Penelope Princess of Pets, Comedy Lab TV Pilot, 2009.

Mask maker, working for Future Cinema.
Watchmen special screening, Shunt Vaults, 2009.

Fabricator, working for Rainbow Productions Ltd.
Various costumes and heads, including Ben Ten Humungousaur, 2009.

CREDITS AND JOB TITLES – 2008

Puppetry Designer Maker, working for Moonstruck Astronaut.
The Man in the Moon, The Albany Theatre Deptford, 2008.

Theatrical Milliner, working for Costume Supervisor Sarina Hosking.
Puss in Boots panto, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, 2008.

Prop Maker, working for Costume Designer Anna Finch and White Horse Theatre.
Secondary Schools Tour, Germany, 2008.

Art Department Fabricator, working for Art Director Bryony Rumble and FletcherWilson.
The Boys, Short Film, 2008.

Puppet Maker, working for Puppetry Director Designer Maker Michael Fowkes.
The Mighty Boosh Live: Future Sailors Tour, UK and Ireland tour, 2008.

Milliner, working for Costume Designer Hayley Nebauer and Carnaby International (GB).
Doghouse, Feature Film, 2014.

Stop Motion Puppet Maker, working for Creative Agency Knifedge Ltd and Heart n Soul Creative Arts company.
Twinkletoes, short film, 2008.

Fabricator, working for Rainbow Productions Ltd.
Various costumes and heads, including Pudsey Bear, Peppa Pig, Ben Ten Four Arms, 2008.

Puppet Maker, working for Puppet Designer Chloe Purcell and Director Peter Glanville.
Metamorphoses, Jackson’s Lane Theatre, 2008.

Relief Technician, working for University of the Arts (London College of Fashion campus).
Technical Effects for the Performing Arts course, 2 days per week for 3 weeks, 2008.

CREDITS AND JOB TITLES – 2007

Costume Prop Fabricator including headdresses, working for Costume Designer Sara Fay Marshall.
Alice Through the Looking Glass, The Tobacco Factory Bristol, 2007.

Theatrical Milliner and Mask Maker, working for Flat Pack Theatre Productions.
A Christmas Carol, Greenwich Playhouse, 2007.

Prop Maker, working for Designers Cori Bona and Chris Gylee for White Horse Theatre.
Secondary Schools Tour, Germany, 2007.

Puppet Maker, working for Puppetry Director Designer Maker Toby Olie.
The Jungle Book, The Scoop, 2007.

Puppet Maker and Supervisor, working for final year college production.
Girl in the Forest, Cochrane Theatre, 2007.

CREDITS AND JOB TITLES – 2006

Student Fabricator, working for Robert Allsopp and Associates.
Monty Python’s Spamalot, Palace Theatre London, 2006.

Student Fabricator, working for Cutty Sark.
Marathon Costume, London Marathon, 2006.

Parade Puppet Designer Maker, working for The Little Angel Theatre and Metal artistic laboratory.
A1 Festival of Light, London, 2006.

Workshop Leader and Educator, working for The Little Angel Theatre Education.
Puppet Club, The Little Angle Theatre, 2006.

CREDITS AND JOB TITLES – 2005

Fabricator and Sewer, working for Puppetry Designer Maker Michael Fowkes.
Educational DVD, 2005.

Student Puppet Maker, working for Puppetry Designer Maker Lyndie Wright.
Angelo, The Little Angel Theatre, 2005.

Student Fabricator, working for Robert Allsopp and Associates.
Edward Scissor Hands, Sadler’s WellsTheatre, 2005.

Student Fabricator, working for Robert Allsopp and Associates.
Eragon, Feature Film, 2005.

Workshop Assistant, working for The Little Angel Theatre Education.
Puppet Club, The Little Angle Theatre, 2005.

Student Fabricator, working for Puppetry Designer Maker Peter O’Rourke.
Fantastic Mr Fox, The Little Angel Theatre, 2005.

Student Fabricator, working for Puppetry Designer Maker Gerry Spiller.
Goin’ On A Lion Hunt, The Little Angel Theatre, 2005.

CREDITS AND JOB TITLES – 2004

Mask Designer Maker, working for Leeds University.
Gladrags, Fashion Show, 2004.

Workshop Leader and Educator, working for Community Event.
Mask Making Workshop, Leeds, 2004.

Education Workshop Assistant, working for Interplay Theatre (Leeds).
School Residency theatre workshop, Hull, 2004.

CREDITS AND JOB TITLES – 2003

Mask Designer Maker, working for The Hyde Park Social.
Halloween Masks, Leeds, 2003.

Mask Maker, private commission.
Tribal mask, 2003.

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EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS

Arts Council Emergency Funding for Individuals – Covid-19. Awarded funding from Arts Council England. 2020.

Extreme Imagination – Inside the Mind’s Eye. Hosted in by Tramway, Glasgow, and then Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter, the exhibition curated by Susan Aldworth and Matthew MacKisack challenged long-held beliefs about what it means to be creative. The group show explored research by Exeter University on aphantasia and hyperphantasia. 2019.

The Suffragettes : Millennial Rebels A unique series of wet plate collodion photography by Nicolas Laborie and specially designed and crafted millinery by Claire Strickland to celebrate with the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918. Exhibited at Islington Arts Factory, 16th – 23rd March 2018. Exhibition included a panel discussion to talk about The Suffragettes and modern day women’s rights, with story teller Vanessa Woolf of London Dreamtime, Diane Atkinson an author and historian, Claire Strickland and Nicolas Laborie, and Tilda Lewis one of the young women who sat for The Suffragette portraits. 2018.

Awarded a place on the London Creative Network (LCN), training delivered by Cockpit Arts. 2017.

Milliner x Artisan The Official London Hat Week 2016 Exhibition, run by X Terrace Fashion Platform.  Exhibited in London, October 2016.

Archi’feutre competition and exhibition, run by La Chapellerie Atelier-Musee du Chapeau.
Exhibited at La Chapellerie Musee, Chazelles-sur-Lyon. May – October, 2014.

Artist, Interrupted: The Exhibition, group show.
Exhibited at Long White Cloud, London. December – January, 2013 – 14.

Open Studios and Unit 3 Projects: On Site, group show.
Exhibited at ASC Empson Street, London. October, 2013.

Theatrical Magic, solo showcase.
Exhibited in the Canary Wharf window gallery. April, 2011.

The Hat Designer of the Year Competition, run by The HAT Magazine.
Exhibited at Premiere Classe, Paris. Finalist, awarded Third Place. September, 2010.

Freelancer of the Year Award, run by ECCA at University of the Arts London (UAL).
Finalist, awarded Second Place. November, 2010.

Spit’N’Scrub Open Studios, group show.
Exhibited at ASC Empson Street, London. September, 2010.

The Man in the Moon, puppetry co-designed and made by Claire Strickland.
Selected as part of the CSSD’s International Student Puppet Festival.
Performed at The Little Angel Theatre. March, 2009
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Open Studios, group show.
Exhibited at ACAVA, Cremer Street Studios, London. September, 2009.

The Million Puppet Project, run by UNIMA 2008 Puppet Festival.
Exhibited in Perth. April, 2008.

Student Designer representing the UK, UK student design stand, Prague Quadrennial.
11th International Exhibition of Scenography and Theatre Architecture, 2007.

Encyclo-maedia Art Collective, group show.
Exhibited at Baraka, Leeds. May 2003.

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EDUCATION

I am a self confessed education addict!  I am always looking to learn new skills and I usually use books or short courses.  I have listed my university education below, and short courses below that.

BA Make Up, Costume and Technical Effects for the Performing Arts, Technical Effects Pathway (2:1). University of the Arts London, London College of Fashion Campus. 2004- 2007.

Fine Art (Sculpture) Foundation CertificateBretton Hall University College, 2002 – 2003.
Bretton Hall was an affiliated college to the University of Leeds and was also the home of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. In 2000 it very sadly ran into financial difficulties due to, rumour has it, a scandal.  It closed in 2007, to the loss of potential artists everywhere I am sure.  It was a very special place.

BA Digital Media (2:2). Leeds University, Trinity and All Saints Campus. 1999 – 2002.

I have received training, education and business skills through being accepted onto The London Creative Network Programme at Cockpit Arts, which has been complimented with support from the in-house business coaches at Cockpit.  The London Creative Network Programme (LCN) is a professional development programme designed to help craft makers to enhance their ability to advance their business.  The programme has been delivered through a variety of workshops and one-to-one support sessions, for more information click this link (opens in a new window). 2017.

Supporting Group Learning (2 hour session), Creative Attributes Framework (2 hour session), Giving Student Feedback (2 hour session). University of the Arts London, (High Holborn), Teaching and Learning Exchange (voluntary unpaid staff CPD).  2017.

Creative Business Retreat (1 day) with Pete Mosley.  The Refectory Table, Loughborough.

Sixteenth Century Wire Frame Headdresses, masterclass with Jane Smith (4 day course).  Big Cat Textiles, Newburgh, Scotland, 2016.

Sugar-Loafs, Thrummed Hats, Bicorns & Tricorns – feltmaking for hats c. 1600 – 1800 with Rachel Frost of The Crafty Beggars (2 day class).  The School of Historical Dress, London, 2016.

The Nature of Fabrics 1400 – 1800 with Jenny Tiramani (2 day class).  The School of Historical Dress, London, 2016.

Professional hat making with Jane Smith (autumn term, 3 hours per week). Morley College. 2015.

Plaited Braids from Uganda – A Workshop with Elsa Cappelli (evening class, 1 evening). London Hat Week, Kingly Court. 2014.

Modeller’s beginning airbrushing with Robin Carpenter (1 day class). The Airbrush Company, Lancing. 2013.

Colour and patinate your sculpture with Gareth Berwyn (1 day class). Morley College, London. 2013.

One to One Creative Coaching sessions with Mark McGuinness, 2013.

Ruff making with Claire Porter (2 day class). Morley College, London. 2012.

Millinery techniques (1 week class) with Rose Cory. Woolwich. 2011.

Feather dyeing techniques with Ian Bennett (evening class, 1 evening). Milliner Warehouse, London. 2011.

Cut and stitch hats with Karen Shannon (2 day class). Morley College. 2009.

Professional hat making with Jane Smith (spring term and autumn term, 3 hours per week). Morley College. 2009.

Table top puppet making workshop with Peter O’Rourke (1 week class). Peter’s workshop. 2009.

Professional hat making with Jane Smith (spring term, 3 hours per week). Morley College. 2008.

Carve a wooden string puppet with John Roberts (1 week class). Little Angel Theatre workshop. 2008.

Rod puppet making workshop with Peter O’Rourke (1 week class). Little Angel Theatre workshop. 2007.

Professional hat making with Jane Smith (summer term, 3 hours per week). Morley College. 2007.

Movement workshop with Lilo Baur (2 day class). University of the Arts London (UAL) 2007.

18th century bonnet making with Jane Smith (1 week class). Kensington and Chelsea College, London. 2006.

NCFE Ceramics (evening class, 1 year). Leeds College of Art and Design. 2000 – 2001.

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