Laura Blake

Studio Assistant & Art Technician

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Installation Art
  • Excel
  • Photoshop
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Heritage
  • Embroidery
  • Carpentry
  • Prop Building
  • Textile art
  • Framemaker
  • Funding
  • Textile Artist
  • Joinery
  • Set Building
  • Interaction Installations

Work history

Currently

Studio Assistant & Art Technician

Various

Feb 2014

2015

Self-employed Artist

Midconversation

Feb 2010 - Feb 2015
  • Making large-scale interactive artworks for various galleries, museums and festivals that promotoe craft heritage. This is an ongoing collaboration,, it just isn't an optio to have more than one current job!

2015

Wood Processing Technician

John Jones Art Lts

Aug 2014 - Jan 2015
  • Working as a frame maker for this prestigious arts display company based in London. Making work to museum standards for some of the most celebrated institutions and artists in the world. Left due to redundancies and am now working on a freelance basis.

Education

2015

Level 2 Diploma in Bench Joinery

Hackney College

Aug 2014 - May 2015
  • Further skills developing in making intricate woodwork. Understanding deeloped of use of worshop machinery including planers, sanders, table saws, circular saws, orbital sanders.

2014

C&G Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry Joinery

The Manchester College

Aug 2013 - May 2014
  • A course teaching the fundamentals of carpentry and joinery

2011

BA(Hons) Embroidery

Manchester Metropolitan University

Aug 2008 - Jun 2011
  • An intensive three-year course exploring the possibilities of materials