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

Credits

Exhibitions and Awards

Education

CREDITS – 2015

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

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

Milliner, private commission for artist Hormazd Narielwalla.
Gold organza showpiece hat and Klein blue corduroy cap, 2014.

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.

CREDITS – 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.

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

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

Milliner, working for Costume Designer Hayley Nebauer and Pinewood Studios.
Take Down, Feature Film, 2014.

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 – 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.

CREDITS – 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)
SEE stories – follow your passion, 5 minute film, 2012.

CREDITS – 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 – 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.

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.

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.

CREDITS – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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

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.

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.

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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