Rhia Cook

Rhia Cook

Digital Content Producer and Magazine EditorDundee, United Kingdom
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Rhia Cook

Rhia Cook

Digital Content Producer and Magazine EditorDundee, United Kingdom
About me
Hello! I'm Rhia. I'm a Textile Design graduate with five years of sales and retail experience. I run, edit and design Potluck Zine, an online and print publication all about cooking, eating and sharing food. I also co-own an online craft supply shop, selling hand-dyed wool fibre for spinning and felting projects. I’m incredibly passionate about making, and enabling others to make. I buy a lot of books and never get around to reading them, make great chocolate chip cookies and once got my drawing of Barney the Dinosaur published in his official magazine (I was six, but still). Nice to meet you!
Projects
  • Potluck Zine Issue 3: Back to Basics
    Potluck Zine Issue 3: Back to BasicsInspired by the general consensus of "done-ness" with the complex during the lockdown at the beginning of 2021, Potluck's third issue was all about celebrating the joy of simplistic foods. The one's we eat 80% of the time but never talk about, the meals we turn to when we crave comfort. Our Back to Basics issue features the work of 39 contributors, from personal writing to recipes to illustrations and poetry, it champions the joy of the everyday.
  • Potluck Issue 2: Winter's Traditions
    Potluck Issue 2: Winter's TraditionsPotluck is a print and online zine born from a love of food. It shares your stories of cooking, eating and sharing food and all the pleasures and practicalities that come along with it. It’s about togetherness, community and eating delicious things. Our second issue is a 68-page magazine all about Winter's Traditions, exploring the big holiday traditions and personal rituals of a season built on habit, and how 2020 affected those traditions. It's packed full of interesting personal stories, deli
  • Potluck Zine Issue 1: Cooking During Covid
    Potluck Zine Issue 1: Cooking During CovidPotluck is a print and online zine born from a love of food. It shares your stories of cooking, eating and sharing food and all the pleasures and practicalities that come along with it. It’s about togetherness, community and eating delicious things. Our first issue is an 84 page mammoth of a zine, with the theme of "Cooking During Covid" uniting the work. We explore how our routines and experiences with cooking, eating and sharing food were completely turned on their head by the 2020 Coronavirus
  • Interwoven Magazine
    Interwoven MagazineThis personally set brief allowed me to explore an area I really care about: the relationship between textiles and women in the past, present and future in a magazine format, whilst also giving myself a chance to design and write a magazine. Designed as a coffee table magazine but influenced by the writing styles of 90's Riot Grrrl feminist zines, it fills in the gap in the market of craft magazines that tells the stories of the history of textiles.
  • Lost and Found and Glued Down
    Lost and Found and Glued DownA visual diary and documentation of found objects I've kept for the last 4 years
  • Political Softies: A How-To Workshop Guide
    Political Softies: A How-To Workshop GuideMy final body of work for degree show focused in on the idea of making politics easier to engage with for young people. It's an area I feel particularly passionate about but one that is often, as with a lot of issues relating to politics, dealt with in a serious way. For this part of fulfilling the brief, I collated the data I had generated and the workshop I had put together into a publication, a how-to guide of running my workshop. This allowed me to reflect on the project as a whole and loo
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Projects credited in
  • Potluck zine: "All Guns Glazing"
    Potluck zine: "All Guns Glazing"I wrote an article for Potluck about my problem with glazed foods and the rise of the foodie. You can check it out in their "Authenticity" issue!
  • Grandpa and the Three Teacups | Potluck Zine
    Grandpa and the Three Teacups | Potluck Zine'Grandpa and the Three Teacups', a written piece with accompanying photography published in Potluck Zine's third issue: Back to Basics.
  • Potluck Zine: Issue 5 - Sausage Pasta 'til I Die
    Potluck Zine: Issue 5 - Sausage Pasta 'til I DieFeature for Issue 5 of food magazine Potluck Zine. Buy the issue here to read the full article: https://www.potluckzine.co.uk/product-page/pre-order-issue-5-rituals Excerpt: "The process of making sausage pasta is so ingrained in my psyche I could do it in my sleep. I’m fairly sure I have in my dreams. Despite about 10% of its cooking process being from scratch, I feel that it somehow belongs to me. I hear other people apparently make other types of sausage pasta, but honestly, I don’t want to
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Work history
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    Digital Content ProducerCreative Dundee
    Dundee, United KingdomFreelance
    Focusing on creating original content for Creative Dundee's online platforms that amplifies the voices of those in the city and its creative sectors.
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    Owner and EditorPotluck Zine
    Dundee, United KingdomPart Time
    I created, edit and publish an online and physical publication all about cooking, eating and sharing food. I wanted to share the kind of writing about food that I enjoy reading, the personal stories, interesting articles and delicious recipes I care about. We exist to share the work of all writers, illustrators and creatives, no matter their background, age or the stage they're at in their career. Our first issue launched in July of 2020 with our 84 page issue on Cooking During Covid, with work from 25 contributors from all over the UK and Ireland.
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Skills
  • Audience Engagement
  • Textiles
  • User Interaction
  • Humour
  • Community Engagement
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Facilitating Workshops
  • Concepts
  • Writing
  • Business Development
Education
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    B(Des) Hons Textile Design: First ClassDuncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design
     - Dundee, United Kingdom