Ian Douglas


Ianís unique use of material and process result in distinct and fascinating pieces of work, which challenge the traditional methods by which they are made.

Interested in Minimalism, the Bauhaus movement and influenced by nature and geometry, Ianís works are created with highly crafted  skill and precision yet embody a playfulness, often told through  the title of the piece, which makes the work all the more intriguing to the viewer.

Ian originally trained as a silversmith and taught on the BA and MA courses in silversmithing, jewellery and furniture design at the Buckinghamshire University College. Ian currently lives and works in Gilsland, Cumbria.

Born  1946

Education
Licentiateship of the Society of  Designer-Craftsmen (Distinction) 
BA (Hons) first class in  Buckinghamshire Chilterns College
3 Dimensional Design (Silversmithing) 
Cert. Ed.(Advanced Craft) Shoreditch Teacher Training College

Awards
Johnson Matthey Award in Design and Silver 

Exhibitions 
2011
  Arts Centre, Darlington
2010  Lime Street Gallery, Gateshead
2009  Pinfold Gallery, Bowness on Windermere
2008  High Head Sculpture Park, Cumbria
2007  Auricular Gallery, Hay wards Heath, Sussex
2006  The Upfront Gallery, Hutton in the Forest, Cumbria
2005  Tullie House, Carlisle Cumbria
2004  Craftsmen at the Priory, Lanercost Cumbria
2003  Doxford Art Gallery, Northumberland  
Rhum Gallery, Penrith

During Ianís career as a Senior lecturer at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College my work was exhibited at The Design Centre, London and the Camden Arts Centre

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