All Disciplines Scholar Award, Corning Museum of Glass - Architecture
Originally from Lybster, in Caithness, Scotland, I graduated with a PhD in Architecture from the University of Edinburgh. I was a 2016 Endeavour Research Fellow within the Australian National University, the recipient of the 32nd Rakow Commission from Corning Museum of Glass in 2017, and the winner of the 2019 Craft Scotland Prize for Design and Craftsmanship. Central to my work is a long-standing interest in the bond between people and place. My practice-based research explores this dialogue through glass and architecture, with a focus on how characteristics and qualities of space can shape our experience, memories and sense of attachment to our surroundings. During my time at Corning Museum of Glass, I will develop and explore an experimental creative strategy capable of aiding the appreciation, understanding and creation of atmospheres of place within architecture. A series of site-specific and place-responsive works in glass will support my theoretical research hypothesis, forming an integral part of this research. This scholarship will allow me to advance my research agenda and to push my work forward into a more global arena, providing me with the geographic distance and dedicated time, facilities and expertise necessary to rigorously explore the next phase of my place-based research.