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Allyson Gee, Project Assistant

Meet Allyson Gee, who is responsible for Craft Scotland's Meet Your Maker programme. 


Allyson Gee - Craft Scotland Project Assistant

 

What do you do at Craft Scotland? 

I help to champion high-quality contemporary craft practice nationally and internationally through the planning, development and delivery of our exhibitions, shows and events.

 

How do you help Scottish craft or makers?

I ensure that an ever growing and diverse audience have the opportunity to see, make, buy and learn about craft. By building Scottish crafts profile in other regions I help to promote craft as a dynamic and developing industry; providing tangible value to the economy and design innovation.

 

 

What are your top three professional achievements?

  1. Managing Lesley Craze Gallery in Clerkenwell, London; working directly with hugely talented makers and Lesley Craze who was a great inspiration. 
  2. Coordinating and curating an exhibition of Wendy Ramshaw’s iconic jewellery.
  3. Receiving a Distinction for my Masters research on the National Museum of Scotland’s collection of contemporary jewellery.

What are your top three craft moments?

  1. Helping Simon Schama to choose a piece of Jo Hayes Ward’s work, (he dropped into LCG before heading off to film ‘The Face of Britain’ at The National Portrait Gallery!)
  2. Attending an artist discussion at Marsden Woo Gallery lead by Glenn Adamson, author of the wonderful Thinking Through Craft.
  3. Having a ring from my graduate jewellery collection at Glasgow School of Art featured in Crafts Magazine.

What are your top five skills tags?

  • Project management
  • Design curation
  • Exhibition coordination
  • Jewellery & silversmithing
  • Design History 

What's your background?

I studied Jewellery & Silversmithing at Glasgow School of Art before then completing a Masters in the History of Collecting & Collections at Glasgow University. Since then I have worked in a variety of businesses and organisations in the arts and cultural sector.

Tell us something surprising about you:

I am indulging my love of plants by studying for an RHS Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture and on the weekends I volunteer in National Trust for Scotland gardens.

Finally, what's your favourite beverage?

Definitely, coffee!


Allyson Gee - Project Assistant Craft Scotland

Contact Allyson:

Get in touch with Allyson with any questions about the Craft Scotland’s Meet Your Maker programme or any other our events and exhibitions. 

Allyson Gee
Project Assistant

allyson@craftscotland.org
+44 (0) 131 466 3873


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