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Megan Cowley

megancowley@live.co.uk

megancowley.co.uk

07904588211

Manchester Based

Research-Based Designer,
Water-Jet Kiln formed Glass Maker

 

Profile:

I am a research-based designer, specialising in waterjet and kiln formed glass. I extract data from buildings and places that hold information, which I then convert to Binary data that is encapsulated into large scale glass panels. I have a background in manufacturing and design, my skills are multidisciplinary. I approach new opportunity  eagerness and enthusiasm to gain knowledge and experience within the creative world combined with an eye for visual aesthetics.

Education:

BA (Hons) 3D Design, Pending

Manchester School of Art

2016-2019

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

Manchester School of Art

2015-2016

Awards: 

CIT Award 2019

Alumni Award 2019

BHID Award 2019

Nomination for New Talent Award at Surface design show London (Feb 2020) 

Skills
Technical:

 

Water Jet Manufactured Engineering

 

Cold glass work: 3 years’ experience

Kiln formed.

CAD and IT: CAD drawing software, Adobe software, Microsoft Office, Web design.

Other:

Public speaker and positive people skills, Team Orientated, Hospitality and Customer Service Trained. Experienced events planner and organiser.

Works / exhibitions: 

OBR Binary Exhibition- August-September 2019

Curated and organised with open call for artist submission and own work shown.

 

Degree show- June 2019

 

Vertical Gallery- June 2019

 

Binary Exhibition at the Partisan Collective   April 2019

 

Large Scale Glass Binary Panel created for the Old Bank Residency NOMA. Completed February 2019

 

Commissioned work for Blackmore International. April 2019

 

Pop Up Exhibition 3D Design MMU Collaboration.

2019 

 

Endangered Craft Unit X festival at Arts and Craft Centre Manchester. 2018

 

Paul Smith X Ferious

 

Chapter One Manchester End of year exhibition. June 2017 

 

Large Scale Glass Panel a homage to entropy and the history of an old mill. 2018

 

Foundation Degree show. June 2016

OFF THE RAILS magazine feature of kiln formed glass burger. 2016

Experience:

 

Water Jet Manufactured Engineering and

Administration at Techserv Cutting Systems

2013-Present

Partnered Hot Glass work for Jahday Ford featured in Useful is Beautiful at Harewood House

 

Old Bank Residency 4 week solo exhibition including curating the show and running workshops. August 2019

 

PR:

Social media marketing and online promotion for:

Self-Promotion of Glass and Water jet cutting

Cork and Bull (Pop Up Bar Manchester)

Beastro (restaurant Manchester)

 

Food events management including independent running of street food pop up at Hatch Manchester.