Gillian Tidgwell

Curriculum Vitae

De Montfort University, Ba(Hons) Design Crafts, 2:1
Winstanley College - HND National Diploma in Art Foundation, Merit

Artist Statement

Natural forms heavily inspire my work; in particular, that of trees and the bark. I find bark fascinating with the way it varies from tree to tree, the texture, the smell, the colour, and especially abnormalities such as burls and gnarly areas. I have tried to replicate some of these aspects in my work alongside my use of wood turned pieces. I strive to produce functional tableware pieces but have started to extend this range into jewellery.


Sainsburys Competition Winner, Aug 2010
Goldsmith's Precious Metals Bursary, Nov 2010


"All Manner of Wonders" - Pedestrian Arts, Leicester, 6th - 9th May 2010
Art And Design Degree Show, De Montfort University, 19th - 22nd June 2011
Leicester Market Art and Craft Fair, 8th - 10th December 2011
"Rising Stars" - New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, 6th April - 5th May 2012
"AIR Presents" - Pedestrian Arts, Leicester, 24th - 30th April 2012

Work Experience

Work Experience with Richard Hooper, Contemporary Wood Turner, 22nd June 2010
Sainsburys Home Accessories Design Placement, 9th - 20th August 2010


Design Factory Fresh Member, 2011 ongoing

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