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Work

July 2011 - Ongoing
Strike Your Pose. Founder & Director.

August 2009 – Ongoing
The Gin Palace, Joint Founder & Director.

Oct 2009 – Oct 2010
Brazen Studios, Glasgow. Artist in Residence.

March 2010 – March 2011
Cardonald College, Glasgow. Jewellery Tutor.

May 2009 – Ongoing
Leah Black Jewellery. Founder and Designer Maker.

June 2004 – August 2008
Ruby Flowers, Glasgow. Florist.

July 2003 – June 2004
Glasgow and Edinburgh. Primary Teacher.

Exhibitions
2012 Runners & Riders, The Harley Gallery, Nottinghamshire
2011 Royal Wedding Exhibition, Gill Wing, London
2011 Silver of the Stars, The Dick Institute, Kilmarnock
2010 Finger Symbols, Shetland Arts, Shetland
2010 Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London
2010 Meet Your Maker, Timespan, Helmsdale, Scotland
2010 The Gin Palace, ‘Details To Follow’, Glasgow
2010 Meet Your Maker, The National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
2009 The Gin Palace, ‘The Shape Of Things To Come’, Glasgow
2009/2010 Dazzle, The National Theatre, London
2009/2010 The Glasgow School of Art Collection, Glasgow
2009 The Glasgow School of Art (Lecture) ‘What Next’, Glasgow
2009 Glasgow 1999 Design Medal Exhibition, The Lighthouse, Glasgow
2008/2009 Dazzle, The National Theatre, London
2008 Galerie Marzee, Graduation Show, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2008 The Hunterian Museum (Lecture) ‘Working with Silver: Making the Hunter Cup’, Glasgow
2008 New Designers, Islington Business Centre, London
2008 Degree Show, The Glasgow School of Art
2006/2007 Glasgow 1999 Design Medal Exhibition, The Lighthouse, Glasgow
2006 Craftex Exhibition, Trades House, Glasgow

Permanent Collections
2010 The National Museum of Scotland, Monument Silhouette Pin, Edinburgh
2008 The Cargill-Thompson Private Collection, ‘Shelf Brooch’, Glasgow
2007 Goldsmiths Young Designer Silversmith, Candlesticks, Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow
2007 The Hunter Cup, The Hunterian Museum, Glasgow

Awards
2010 Winner, Starter for 6 Business Innovation, The Cultural Enterprise Office, Glasgow
2010 Winner, Ideas Tap Business Start Up, UK
2009 Shortlisted, Glasgow 1999 Design Medal, The Lighthouse, Glasgow
2008 Awarded, The Chairman’s Medal, Top Student in the School of Design, Glasgow School of Art
2008 Nominated, The Newberry Medal, Glasgow School of Art
2008 Incorporation of Hammermen Prize, Glasgow School of Art
2008 Nominated, Glasgow 1999 Design Medal, The Lighthouse, Glasgow
2008 Awarded, Precious Metal Bursary, The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths
2008 Commended, Craftsmanship and Design Awards, Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council
2007 Winner, Young Designer Silversmith 2007, The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths
2007 Winner, Hunterian Museum Bicentenary Commission for The Hunter Cup, Glasgow
2006 Short listed, Glasgow 1999 Design Medal, The Lighthouse, Glasgow
2006 Short listed, Craftex Competition, Trades House, Glasgow
2006 Awarded, Precious Metal Bursary, The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths
2005 Winner, Niessing Competition, Niessing & Cardonald College