Anne-Marie Kerr | Artist, Designer & Educator
The best way for me to describe myself is as a designer who thrives on the creative process. My passion for making has been life long and extends across multiple 2D and 3D processes.
After gaining my degree in 3D Design specializing in Furniture Design and Manufacture, I was awarded an industrial placement through the Royal Society of Arts - Young Designers in Industry Scheme. This placement lead to me spending several years working in the design industry but a move to Lincolnshire enabled me to move into Design Education, something that I had always wanted to do.
For the past 20 years I have been working with and sharing my industry knowledge with students of all ages and abilities which is something that I regard as a priviledge.
My understanding of the design industry has meant that I have been able to design a vocational style curriculum working with outside agencies such as the National Trust and Rosa Productions giving students opportunities beyond the normal teaching environment. These projects have meant that I have built contacts beyond the classroom and this is something that I want to explore more in the future.
1984 - 1987
2003 - 2004
University of Buckingham - BA (hons)
De Montfort University - Certificate in Education
Fellow of The Royal Society Of Arts
Licentiateship of The Society of Designer-Craftsmen
Industry relevant projects and Community events
South Kesteven District Council/ Rosa Productions, (Gravity Fields 2012 – 2018 – creating costumes and installations, working with visiting artists and performers, devising and delivering pinhole workshops for local schools and the general public)
The Meres Leisure Centre (Creating a wall graphic using mixed media and print)
The National Trust (House of Light event at Woolsthorpe Manor - delivering photographic workshops with students for the general public and creating exhibits to be displayed around the Manor),
Bede International (Belton House Horse Trials running craft based workshops with students for the general public including print, ceramics (throwing and hand build) pinhole photography, drawing and mixed media)
St Wulframs Church Grantham (Designing and making an installation to be used as part of a performance to celebrate the rededication of the church spire)
MJH Theatre Productions (Designing and making theatrical props)
Arts Break (Devising and delivering creative workshops to the general public as part of an arts event in Grantham)
Ceramics – hand-build techniques, slip casting, throwing and turning. I can load and set a ceramic kiln
Metal work – Chip forge to heat and form metal, brazing hearth to heat and form copper, silver solder, delft sand casting.
Print – Collagraph, lino and reduction lino, etching, dry-point, screen print (paper stencils)
Woodwork – Furniture making, Wood turning, laminating
Glass – Slumping and fusing. I can load and set a glass kiln
Plastics – Vacuum forming, foam, resin
Plaster – Low relief and creating slip cast moulds
Life Drawing and Observational Drawing
Photography - Darkroom processes – Photograms, Pin Holes (including camera construction), 35mm and medium format film, Digital and Studio Photography.
I have delivered craft based courses throughout my teaching career across a broad range of abilities and levels. These have included adults and young adults with disabilities and specialist learning needs. I have taught mainstream courses and recreational/community learning programmes. I have also encouraged widening participation by designing community learning courses specifically targeted at residents from a local residential home who had a variety of conditions including Visual/Hearing impairment, Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke and Alzheimers.