Audrey graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone in 2011 . Degree show work was inspired by architectural form, frameworks and plant life in the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, using silver, semi-precious stones and resin. The current collection comprises bold, simple metal frames often featuring delicate detail in wire, attached or suspended in resin. This work uses traditional metalworking skills together with textile techniques created without a regular pattern ensuring that each piece is unique.
January is a natural time to make lists and plans, and recap
the previous months’ lessons learned. The first three months as a Vanilla Inker
have gone so quickly.
Kate has worked hard to give us a varied diet of speakers,
workshops, events and even a webinar. Mentors have been supportive and I am
especially grateful to Jane Gowans for her helpful advice. Experts in their own
fields, such as Mike Press, Lauren Currie, Jamie Mac and Patricia van der Akker
have shared ideas and challenged us to develop our practice. We’ve explored new
market opportunities, taking part in the Open Studios event at WASPS
Meadowmill, an evening event with co-host Nikki McWilliams, and the first
Christmas Design Fair at the DCA.
In 2013 we can look forward to sharing skills, social time,
development of the Vanilla Ink online shop venture and furthering our own
My plans are to spend more time in the workshop...and make...