10th Feb - 4th May 2008
'Something Old Something New'
The 7th Annual Alternative Wedding and Valentine Show

Victoria Kershaw in in her workshop.

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Victoria Kershaw

Education:
2002 – 2004 MA Royal College of Art, London
Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & jewellery
2001 – 2002 Parson Cross College, Sheffield
City and Guilds Further and Adult Education Teachers Certificate (FAETC) 7307 stage 1 and 2
1996 – 1999 Liverpool Hope University College
B.Des. (hons) - First Class
Courses attended:
2003 – July Haystack – America. A two week course on fluting and raising, lectured by Allan Scharff.
2001 – 2002 Prince Henry’s Grammar School, Otley Sign Language course for beginners
2001 – 1 Day Henshaws Society for Blind people, Knaresborough Anti – Discriminatory Practice in the workplace
2001 – 1 Day Henshaws Society for Blind people, Knaresborough Care Plan Training course
2000 – January An introduction to Business for Jewellers and Silversmiths 2000- sponsored by The Goldsmiths Company
2000 – December Pre – start up business training. Marketing and finance

Career history:
2004 – 2007 1st year BA tutor (Art & Design Interdisciplinary) at Leeds College of Art and Design.
2004 – 2006 BA Jewellery elective tutor at Leeds College of Art and Design.
2003 – 2004 Visiting Tutor – BA (Hons) Designed metalwork and Jewellery - level 2 students at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College
2001 - 2002 Jewellery Instructor at Henshaws Arts and Crafts centre. Working with Blind and visually impaired adults with additional disabilities.
1999 - 2000 Workshop assistant for Keith Tyssen (Metal/Silversmiths)
1999 - 2001 Workshop assistant for Chris Knight Designer/Silversmith
1999 - 2000 Northern Lights – organising exhibitions
Workshop assistant for Maria Hanson (Designer/Maker)

Workshops taught:
2007 – June Silversmithing - Freeman college and Meynell youth club
2006 – June Photoetching – Yorkshire Arts Space – Sheffield
2005 – October Photoetching – Yorkshire Arts Space – Sheffield

Selected and forth coming exhibitions:
2008 - Nov/Dec  'At Table' - Blackwell The Arts and Craft House – Cumbria
2008 - Mar/May    Salts Mill - Wedding fair
2007 - Oct          Galvanize - Sheffield
2007 – Nov Brighton craft fair
2007 – Oct – Jan Manchester craft and design centre
2007 – Sept Goldsmiths Fair - London
2007 – Aug/Oct Moments of indulgence – Millennium galleries – Sheffield
2007 – Apr British craft trade fair - Harrogate
2007 – July Connect – Birmingham museum - Birmingham
2007 – Mar/May Victoria & Albert museum – Surrealist exhibition - London
2007 – Jan London – Ten
2006 - Oct/Nov Persistence works – EXIT - Sheffield
2006 – Oct Birmingham museum - Ten
2006 ABDS - Ten - Bath
2005 – 2006 Dazzle, National theatre - London
2005 – 2006 Millennium Galleries – Selling exhibition
2005 – 2006 Millennium Galleries - Little gems – Sheffield
2005 – Sept Mint gallery - London
2005 – Sept 100% Guaranteed – London
2005 – June Crafts Council New designers ‘OYO’ – London
2004 – 2005 Dazzle, National theatre, - London
2004 – June 14th Silvertriennial – Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau
2004 – May Degree Show - Royal College of Art
2004 – Jan Metamorphology & work in progress, Royal College of Art 1999 – June New designers – London
2002 – Dec Goldberg Variations, Royal college of Art
2001 – 2002 A Sterling Adventure – British silver – Washington D.C, America + Truro, Cornwall

Artists featured in 'Something Old, Something New' are: Natalie Jane Harris; Alexis Dove; Mirri Damer; Malcolm Morris; Zoe Newsome; Jacks Design; Beccy Gillatt; Angela Fung; Yoriko Mitsuhashi; Sarah Collins; Laura Marsden; Stephanie Moog; Min-Ji Cho; Victoria Kershaw; Hidemi Asano; Mikala Djorup; Tanja Ufer; James Newman; Ruth Tomlinson; Tina Engell; Catherine Mannheim; Sarah Lawrence; Diana Porter.