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Theo Brooks Designs

theo.brooks@rocketmail.com

+44 (0)7817 079 819 • London, UK

EDUCATION

[ 2017 ]  ‘Back to the Drawing Board’ with Nate Cotterman and Adam Holtzinger, Penland School of Crafts, USA

[ 2013 ]  Glass Engraving Techniques, Morley College

[ 2012-13 ]  Interactive and Digital Design Level 2 Certificate, SCOLA

[ 2008-11 ]  BA Honors Degree in Three Dimensional Design specialising in Glass

[ 2006-07 ]  BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

[ 2004-06 ]  A-Levels in Art and Design, Maths and Physical Education

 

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

 

[ 2017-present ]  Freelance coldworker for British glassmakers such as Liam Reeves & Charle Stern

[ 2016-17 ]  Simon Moore, Workshop Manager and Apprentice Blower

[ 2013-15 ]  Philip Baldwin and Monica Guggisberg, Glass Cutter and Hot Glass Assistant

[ 2013 ]  Teaching Assistant, Scott Benefield's 'Colour and Canework' course at the Glasshub

[ 2013 ]  Notarianni Glass, work experience hot and cold shop assistant

[ 2012-13 ]  Artist in Residence at UCA, Hot Glass Department

[ 2012 ]  International Festival of Glass, 'Al Fresco' Demonstrations, KT Yun's Minimelt

[ 2011-13 ]  Smithbrook Glassblowing Studio, Short Course Tutor and Studio Assistant

[ 2011-12 ]  Simon Moore, studio assistant

[ 2010-12 ]  Michael Ruh, hotshop assistant

[ 2009 ]  Ove Arup and Partners, Glass Facade Department, work experience

[ 2008 ]  Jake Mee, hotshop assistant

[ 2008 ]  Aaronson Noon Glassblowing Studio, hot and coldshop assistant, work experience

 

EXHIBITIONS, AWARDS AND PRESS

[ 2017 ]  Awarded UK Artist Fellowship at Penland Craft School by the Crafts Council UK

[ 2013 ]  Surrey and Hants Newspaper, Article 'New Partnership to Promote Art'

[ 2013 ]  Rising Stars Professional Development Award - Runner up

[ 2013 ]  Rising Stars, New Ashgate Gallery

[ 2012 ]  Winter Showcase, Mine Gallery

[ 2012 ]  Praska Gallerie, Czech Republic

[ 2012 ]  Stanislav Libensky Award 'Cherchez la Femme', Prague Castle, Czech Republic

[ 2012 ]  Lambeth Weekender Newspaper, Article 'Step Inside Lambeth's Art World'

[ 2012 ]  Canvas and Cream Gallery

[ 2012 ]  Designer Crafts at the Mall Galleries, Shop in Show

[ 2012 ]  Awarded Licentiate Status of the Society of Designer Craftsmen

[ 2011 ]  Artist Newsletter Magazine, Article,'Urban Studios'

[ 2011 ]  Lambeth Open, Portico Gallery

[ 2011 ]  Wolf and Badger Graduate Design Award Finalist