13th NOV 2008 - 30th JAN 2009

Claire Johnston
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About Us


University College for the Creative Arts at Rochester BA First Class Honours Applied Arts
London College of Printing, Back Hill, Clerkenwell, London HND Retail/Exhibition Design
Dartford Grammar School for Girls
Shepherds Lane, Dartford, Kent.
2'A'Levels (French, Art)

Exhibitions and Awards
Bespoke, Corn Exchange, Rochester. December 2007. Organised by Medway Arts Council, this exhibition celebrated the rich and diverse talent from Designer/Makers based in Medway and the surrounding areas.
Great Expectations, UCCA Rochester. April 2008. An exhibition to promote exemplary Minor Project work form the Applied Arts and Silver, Goldsmithing and Jewellery degrees. This was a student-based initiative, which I co-curated.
Liverpool Design Show, June 2008. Shortlisted to final ten students for this national award.

Work Experience
Sept 2005-present day
Student Representative for my degree course. Duties include dealing with any student issues, representing the student body at all levels across the University. I have also been specifically requested to attend marketing meetings, Course Quality and Standards Board meetings because of my professionalism and dedication. The Head of the School of Design personally requested my input in
the setting up of a new BA (Hons) Contemporary Jewellery, during which I was consulted on course units, reading lists and met with the invigilators during the validation process.
Sept 2006- present day
Worked with Kate Brightman (contemporary jewellery designer/maker) on a regular fortnightly basis. Duties included jewellery assembly, polishing and finishing.
Sept 1998- July 2005
Volunteered at a local primary school on a weekly basis. Duties included working with groups of children (age range 4-11) on a variety of projects, including Design Technology, assisting the teacher in the classroom.
June 1986-July 2000
Worked for B&Q plc in different roles, from weekend supervisor, Admin Department Manager and Interior design Consultant.

Artists taking part in 'Curiouser and Curiouser' are: Claire Johnston; Frances Wadsworth-Jones; Iona McCuaig; Leonie Batt; NizA Huang; Sally Pawson; Samantha Queen and Susie Lee.