Dr. THOMAS HAWSON Ph.D. C V   

Date of Birth:   4th June 1973

Education:

Ph.D. Contemporary Craft in Iceland: Communicating Culture Through Making. Brunel University Oct 2006.

BA Hon’s. Furniture Design and Craftsmanship 2.1. Brunel University 1997.

Awards:

Morton Fraser Award, Royal Scottish Academy, Dec 2001. 

Solo Exhibitions:

HANDVERK OG HÖNNUN (Handwork and Design), Reykjavik, Iceland, www.handverkoghonnun.is, 16-19 August 2004.

GUNNARSSTOFNUN, Skriethuklaustur, Egilsstaethir, Iceland, www.skriduklaustur.is, 22-29 August 2004.

THE FAROE’S CRAFTS SOCIETY, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, 4-8 September 2004.

SHETLAND MUSEUM, Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland, 11-16 September 2004.

THE LIGHTHOUSE, Glasgow, Scotland, www.thelighthouse.co.uk, 20-24 September 2004.

THE VIKING SHIP MUSEUM, Roskilde, Denmark, www.vikingeskibsmuseet.dk, 30 September - 4 October 2004. 

HUNDALEE MILL FARM, Sculpture in the Mill, Jedburgh, May 2002.

Selected Exhibitions:

Visual Arts Scotland, 2007, 2008, 2009.

Pauline Burbidge and Charles Poulsen Open Studio, Guest Artist, Borders, Aug. 2008.

Onetree, National Tour, Sep 2001-Sep 2002.

Sit Up, Ettrick Riverside Gallery, Selkirk, Sept 2001.

Visual Arts Scotland, Dec 2000.

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead, Nov 2000.

UK-DK Designer Days, Copenhagen, Oct 2000.

Hamburg Day, Hamburg, Oct 2000.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Jan-Mar 2000.

Scottish Natural Heritage Headquarters, July 98.

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead, Dec 97.

New Designers, Islington, July 97.

Workshops and Teaching:

Contemporary and Contextual Studies (Written and Visual Applications), Approved Lecturer at Heriot Watt University, Dec – May 2013.

Spoon and Trough, Carving weekends. Hundalee Mill Farm, March/May 2012.

Viking Project, wood and wool, flat plain carving, drop spinning and drop weight loom weaving. Parkside Primary, Jedburgh, 2011-2012.

Nordic flat plain wood carving. Winter evening class. Hundalee Mill Farm, 2011/2012.

Skin-on-frame kayak building, Hundalee Mill Farm, Jan 2008.

Nordic/Viking stories and 'deer dance' performance, St Boswells Primary School, Nov 2008.

Nordic wood whittling, making a spoon from the log. Howdenburn Primary School, Jedburgh, June 2005.

Nordic wood whittling, Shetland HE College, Sep 2004.

Presentation drawing, watercolour rendering and portfolio preparations. Brunel University, 2002-2003.

Prestigious Commissions:

Speakers Chair, Icelandic Parliment, 2000.

Sculptural Decking and Benches, Oncology Unit, Birmingham Hospital, 2000.

Crossing Furniture, St Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow, 2000-2001.

Public speaking and Lectures:

Craft as Communicator of Culture, lecture to postgraduates, School of Textiles and Design, Heriot Watt, Sept 2012.

Communicating Culture Through Making, lecture to staff and postgraduates, Duncan of Jordanstone College, Dundee, 2006.

Communicating Culture Through Making, University of Dundee, Jan 2009.

Communicating Culture Through Making, Living Traditions, Scottish Arts Council Conference, Sept 2005.

Craft Leads the Way, Roskilde Viking Boat Museum, Denmark, May 2003.

Ideas on Sustainability in Design, Glagow School of Art, April 2003.

Craft Leads the Way, Iceland University of Education, East of Iceland Development Agency, Design and Tech. College in Hafnarfjörethur, Egilsstaethir Tech. School, Iceland, Nov 2002.

Onetree Symposium, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, 2001.

The Importance of Design in the Marketing of Timber Products, Scottish Native Woods, 1999.

Work Experience:

Self-employed, Designer/Maker/Artist, August 97 - present.

Renovation of Hundalee Mill Farm, Jun 01 - Jun 02.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, wooden elements for Oncology sculpture by Richard Harris, Birmingham, July 00 - September 00.

Dula, Shop fitting, Bentalls new department store, Bristol,  August 98 - October 98.

Topcon, Carpenter, Grimsby,  August 96 - September 96.

Kirk & Williams, Carpenter, Time & Life, New Bond St. London, July 96 - August 96.

International Symposium de Sculpture, Assistant Sculptor to Richard Harris Petange, Luxembourg, August 95 - October 95.

Designed and built stone house extension. Private commission, June 95 - July 95.

Bourne Wood Sculpture Project, Assistant Sculptor to Richard Harris,  July 94 - September 94.

Louth Navigation Trust, canal survey and restoration volunteer, Lincolnshire, June 94 - July 94.