Winner of Jerwood Makers Open 2017, the ELLE DECORATION British Design Awards 2015- ECO DESIGN Category, Awarded Exceptional Talent (Promise) Visa endorsed by the Arts Council UK, Inches Carr Scottish Craft Award 2017, and her work is included in the collection of Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts (MUDAC) Collection. Lausanne, CH., Chancellor’s Fellowship Award Commission & the Royal Edinburgh Hospital 2017, UK.
AWARDS & FUNDING:
12th Arte Laguna Prize- Special Prize Awarded by The Basu Foundation. Kolkata, India 2018
Winner of the Jerwood Makers Open 2017
Winner of the Inches Carr Scottish Crafts Award 2017
Exceptional Talent (Promise) Visa endorsed by Arts Council UK
Winner of the ELLE DECORATION British Design Awards 2015- Eco Design Category
Hothouse 2017- Scottish Cohort
Open Project Funding- Creative Scotland 2015
Winner of New Designers Contemporary Glass Society Associate Prize 2013
Winner of The Scottish Glass Society Prize for Best Glass Student at Edinburgh College of Art 2013
COLLECTIONS (MUSEUMS/PRIVATE), Commissions:
2016- Ongoing Royal Edinburgh Hospital Commission- Glass installation for the new Psychiatric Building in Edinburgh, Scotland.
2014 Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts (MUDAC) Collection in Lausanne, Switzerland.
2013 Chancellor’s Fellowship Award Commission presented by the Chancellor of the University Princess Anne, HRH The Princess Royal.
2019. The Basu Foundation. Delhi & Kolkata, India.
2018. Bildwerk Frauenau Summer Academy. Bavaria, Germany
2014-15. Artist in Residence- Jewelry Dept. ECA. Edinburgh, UK
2013-14. Artist in Residence- Glass Dept. ECA. Edinburgh, UK
Edwards, A. (2015). 'Upcyclist- Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting & Interiors'. USA, Prestel Publishing.
‘Re.Use, Re.Think, Re.Imagine’ Exhibition. Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset, UK. October 2019 - 1 Jan 2020
NEW GLASS NOW, Corning Museum of Glass. NY, USA. May 2019, through January 5, 2020
'Useful/Beautiful: Why Craft Matters' Exhibition curated by Hugo Macdonald at Harewood House. Leeds, UK. March - Sept 22nd, 2019
National Design & Craft Gallery. Kilkenny, Ireland. Feb-June 2019
The Basu Foundation. Delhi & Kolkata, India. Feb 2018
European Prize for Applied Arts Exhibition organised by World Craft Council- Belgique Francophone. Mons, Belgium.
Cræftiga Inaugural Prize Exhibition at London Design Fair 2018
London Design Fair with Craft Scotland & Emergents. London, UK.
Jerwood Makers Open Exhibition. London, UK.
The Scottish Gallery, March Exhibition. Edinburgh, Scotland.
Design Dubai Days with Crafts Council UK. UAE.
DESIGN MIAMI with Crafts Council UK- 'A FUTURE MADE'. Miami, USA
London Design Festival with Craft Scotland & Emergents. London, UK
‘Connections’ Exhibition at The Scottish Gallery. Edinburgh, Scotland
SELECTED 2015. Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh, UK.
SoFA Chicago 2015 with Craft Scotland, Navy Pier. Chicago. USA.
LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL WITH ETSY- FOUR CORNERS OF CRAFT, The Old Truman Brewery, London, UK.
VESSEL GALLERY SUMMER SHOW – London, UK.
ESSENCE EXHIBITION by LONDON GLASSBLOWING, London, UK.
BRITISH GLASS BIENNALE 2015. West Midlands, UK.
WATERFORD: THE CITY OF GLASS- ‘“REFRACT: Contemporary Glass Design. Traditional Techniques”, Waterford City Council, Ireland.
COLLECT with Joanna Bird Contemporary Collections, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK.
“LE VERRE VIVANT II./LIVING GLASS II”. Museum 2012-14 Recent Acquisitions, Musée De Design & D’Arts Appliqués Contemporains (M.U.D.A.C.). Lausanne. CH.
4ª BIENAL IBEROAMERICANA DE DISEÑO. Madrid, Spain.
Heat & Dust Exhibition presented by Joanna Bird. London, UK.
Top 5 at KA CulturaSinCulto, Escalante, San José, CR.
Something Useful:Craft Scotland Exh, Edinburgh, UK.
COLLECT: Joanna Bird. Saatchi Gallery. London, UK.
The Coburg Prize for Contemporary Glass 2014, Veste Coburg Art Collections & European Museum of Modern Glass, Coburg, Germany.
Spectrum Exhibition at The Scottish Gallery. Edinburgh, UK.
SoFA Chicago 2013 with Joanna Bird. Navy Pier. Chicago. USA.
Contemporary Art Exhibition. C.H.A.S.E. Charity Mixed Media Auction. Henry Moore Gallery, Royal College Of Art. UK.
Stanislav Libenský Award 2013. Royal Summer Palace. CZ.
New Designers: Part 1. London. GB.
ECA Degree Show. Edinburgh College Of Art B.A. & M.F.A. Student Exhibition. Edinburgh College Of Art. The University Of Edinburgh. Edinburgh. GB.
2012-Glass In Context: 1st Glass Symposium Of Costa Rica. SJ. CRC.
2012-Pop Up!@Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh”. Edinburgh. GB.
2011-Combined Media, Assemblage, Art In 3-D, Mixed Media Student Exhibition. Art Students League Of New York. NY. US.
2011-Viridian Artists 22nd. International Juried Exhibition curated by Elisabeth Sussman from Whitney Museum of American Art. Mixed Media Exhibition. NY. US.
2010-Light- Milvia Hotel & Museum. San José. CRC.
2009-Glass and its Virtues- Klaus Steinmetz Gallery. San José. CRC.
2008-Transparent Expressions- Sofía Wanamaker Gallery. CRC.
2007- Vitrocolor School. San José. CRC.
2011-13. M.F.A. Glass (Distinction). Edinburgh College of Art. UK.
2013. Glass Engraving Masterclass- Katharine Coleman. UK.
2012. Masterclass (under Michiko Miyake). Pilchuck Glass School, USA.
2012. Summer Master Class. Edinburgh College of Art. Edinburgh. UK.
2011. Combined Media, Assemblage, Art In 3-D, Mixed Media Course (under BruceDorfman). Art Students League Of New York. NY, US.
2009. Glass Sculpture Course. Vitrocolor School. San José, CRC.
2008. Design Summer Course. Istituto Europeo Di Design. Venice, I.
2004-06. Diploma, Basic Portuguese. San José, CRC.
2003-06. B.A. Honors Graphic Design. Veritas University. CRC.
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