Home address -                                                       
23 Town Head Cottage                                             
Stoke on Trent                                                        
ST10 4AW                                                              

Date of Birth: 24.06.90

Tel: 07702 709087

Personal Email: simonevictoria24@aol.com

Business Email: madebysimone@aol.co.uk           

Educational Details:

October 2008 – July 2011
Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham
BA (Hons) Decorative Arts – 1st Class Honours

Studying applied art, design and studio crafts within an interdisciplinary studio and workshop environment, developing design, making and craft skills.

During my first and second years I worked with a variety of surfaces and mediums including ceramics, glass, textiles, wood, mould making, and print, working towards specific briefs.

In final year I specialized in ceramics – porcelain. Working towards a self lead brief I was inspired by my personal illustrative drawings of rows of buildings and repetition, alongside my love of colour. I designed and created ranges of geometric yet delicate clusters of porcelain slipcast forms, incorporating tonal palettes developed through extensive exploration of colouring clay.

September 2003 – June 2008
Thomas Alleyne’s High School and Sixth Form, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

A Levels –
A - Art
A - Photography
B - Psychology

AS Level –
B - English Language

9 GCSE’S A-C, including
A*’s in Art, Expressive Arts and English Language
Double B in Science and B in Math’s
C’s in Graphics and French

General Experience:
Horton Lodge Community Special School (primary)– July 2010
St. Peter’s First School, Alton, Staffordshire – May 2005

Creative Experience:
Opus Gallery Ashbourne, Gallery assistant - October 2011 - Present
Johnson Tiles, Designer – July 25thAugust 26th 2011
DA3 pop up shop, Nottingham, Managerial role in set up and running – May -June 2011
Decorative Arts 3rd year brochure, Core member of committee – Sept 2010 – May 2011
Decorative Arts 3rd Year Fundraising Leader, arranging Craft events - Sept 2010 – May 2011
Emma Bridgewater Pottery, Design Studio – November 2010
Rachel Dormor, Contemporary Ceramics business, Assistant Maker – May 2010
Trained PASS buddy for 1st  year Decorative Arts Students – September 2009
Thomas Alleyne’s High School, Art and Design department – June/July 2009

Creative Achievements:
Selected to exhibit at New Designers, Islington, June-July 2011
Selected to exhibit and sell work at Earth and Fire international Ceramics Fair, Rufford, Nottingham, June 2011
2nd Year Course representative for Decorative Arts BA Hons

Voluntary Work:
Assistant in Art classes (2006 -2008)

-          During Sixth Form I worked alongside low set year 9 art students, encouraging and aiding their learning

Youth Worker, St Peter’s Church, Alton, Staffordshire (2004-2007)

-          Assistant leader during summer holiday club held for 5-10 year olds during
1 week of the school holiday

-          Assistant leader at fortnightly youth club, which includes running various
activities for children aged 7 to 12 years.

Alton and district Scout Group (2004-2007)

-          Assisting leaders and supporting activities at weekly Beaver meetings

Thomas Alleynes High School, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire - Art and Design Department Technician (Oct 2011 - Present)

Working alongside teaching staff to ensure all required preparation is complete for lessons, ensuring that all equipment is functioning correctly, providing help and assistance in ceramics lessons and loading, firing and maintaining kilns. 

Alton Towers Waterpark, Alton, Staffordshire – Lifeguard (June 2006 – November 2011)

Ensuring the safety of guests, providing required first aid attention, attending twice monthly training sessions, and working proactively as a team

Rossyln Park Primary School, Aspley, Nottinghamshire – Primary Literacy Assistant (December 2009 – June 2010)

Working at particular literacy assessment focuses alongside individual Year 5 students, to encourage learning and confidence with reading.

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Contemporary Ceramics
Mould Making
Interior Design and Colour Trends