Consultant researcher and writer of Position Paper, Crafts Review: Towards a National Strategy, Arts Council England (64 page internal document) 2004 and adviser on drafting a national strategy, ACE 2005-7

Feasibility study and proposal for a crafts biennale at Belsay Hall commissioned by North East office, Arts Council England

Member, Visual Arts Task Force, Arts Council England 2003-6 which produced position document on ACE and museums.

Consultant to Writing PAD (Writing Purposefully in Art and Design) HEFCE funded,

Goldsmiths/Central St Martins/Royal College of Art, October 2003-6 Royal Designers for Industry: commissioned presentation June 2010

UK Trade and Investment, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: UKTI British Lifestyle mission to Sao Paulo, Brazil 20-26 March 2011 – higher education representative.

28th March 2012 International scholars’ advisory meeting, Victoria and Albert Museum, to discuss proposed Brazil exhibition at the V&A for 2016

Norwegian Craft Acquisition Fund, consultation with the board members of the Fund on new directions in craft research and practice, held at the RCA, London 8 May 2012

Bergen National Academy of the Art and Design seminar, Camden Arts Centre, London, 3-4th March 2011 (Presentation title: ‘What is Ceramic Art Here to Do?’) – advisory group on the future of the ceramics course at NAAD, Bergen

Textile Staff Research Seminar, Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Norway, 31st October 2011 (Presentation title: ‘RCA Textiles Research’)- invited adviser to staff network on research

Royal Designers for Industry: commissioned presentation to Master and Board of Faculty of RDI ,28 April 2010 and continuing advice to summer 2011 on the rationale and recommendations of craftspeople as RDI’s (4 RDI’s appointed on recommendations).

The Crafts Council: Focus Group of sector specialists,  1st February 2011 to lay the groundwork for  ‘Crafts in an Age of Change’ major survey of the craft sector commissioned by Crafts Council, Creative Scotland, the Arts Council of Wales and Craft Northern Ireland, published February 2012

Victoria and Albert Museum: round table on Brazilian craft and design 2013

Centre of Ceramic Art, York City Art Gallery: evaluation of the collection 2015

National Lottery projects

Contemporary Applied Arts, London 1996

Millennium Gospels, London 1996-7

Ilfracombe Theatre, Devon 1997

Museum of Modern Crafts, Hampshire County Council 1996-8

National Portrait Gallery, London 1999

Ceramica, St Ives International, Cornwall 2000



Strategy Committee, Crafts Council, 1985-87

Grants to Artists Committee, British Council, London 1987-93, 1996 -2001

Council of Management, Contemporary Applied Arts, London 1994 -1999

Index Committee, Crafts Council, London 1994-1999

Collection Committee, Crafts Council, October 1997 –1999

Artistic Committee, National Glass Centre, Sunderland 1999-2002

National Touring Programme (Exhibitions), Arts Council of England 1999-2003

Project Team, Visual Arts Presentation Review, Arts Council England 2004-6

Visual Arts Advisory Group, Arts Council England 2004-8

Peter Dormer Lecture Committee, Royal College of Art 1997- (Chair 2004-2009)

National Life Story Collection, British Library (Crafts Lives committee) 2004-ongoing

Royal College of Art, 1991-2018 membership:

Council; Senate; Academic Standards Committee; Research Committee; Academic Board for Concessions and Discipline; Chair, Library Audit; AHRC-funded Steering Group, SKIP (skills development programme for ECR’s and PhD research students)




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Curator and writer on crafts and design