Mark Powell

Education

Bourneville College of Art, 1978 to 1979:- Diploma of foundation in Art.
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, 1979 to 1982:- 1st Class Hons. Degree in Design.
William Armstrong Award.
3rd Prize in the “Goddards’ Silver Competition”.
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, 1982 to 1983:- Diploma of Post Graduate

Worked as Workshop Manager for a Company on the Isle of Skye, 1983 to 1984
Set up own workshop in Edinburgh, Scotland 1984
Iniated Metal Design Workshops, Scotland, 1991
Initiated the “Eligius Project”, 1999
Scottish Arts Council Awarded “Personal Development Grant”, for research into enamelling on to fused metal, 1998 – 1999
Awarded the “Inches Carr Trust” Bursury, for research into the use of matrix dies in the making of small components, 2003
Scottish Arts Council, “Personal Development Grant”, for research into the making of tools in their relation with the making of dies 2003

Selected commissions and work in Major Collections

Birmingham City Museums and Art Gallery, England
The Scottish Craft Collection, Edinburgh, Scotland
The National Museums Of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland
Aberdeen Museums and Art Gallery, Scotland
Royal Naval Dockyards, Rosyth, Scotland
The Tent Company, Edinburgh, Scotland
Lady Lever Art Gallery, Merseyside, England
Team Caledonia, Edinburgh, Scotland
Scottish Cyclist Union, Scotland
Scottish Rugby Union Trophy, Scotland

Selected Exhibitions and Fairs
1982 – present; Exhibited widely both nationally and internationally,
including Japan, Italy, America and China

Workshops, Demonstrations, and Teaching Experience
Visiting Lecturer
Edinburgh College of Art, Dept. of Jewellery and Silversmithing
Birmingham College of Art, Dept. of Jewellery and Silversmithing
Glasgow School of Art, Dept. of Jewellery and Silversmithing
Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, Dept. of 3D Design
Artist in residence at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, a research/teaching post 2011-2012

Interviews and Publications
“World Art.com”, Discussions of Erotic Art in Modern Society and it’s relation to my work. For publication on Web Site, “Worldart.Com”
“Jewellery Moves”, Amanda Game and Dr Elizabeth Goring, NMS Publications
“Craft Work”, SDA
“10 Year”,. Scottish Gallery Publications
“Unspoken Lines”, the Henderson Gallery Publications
“Craft in Dialogue”, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh
“Best Of Worldwide Jewelry Artists”, Best of Artists, Kennedy Publications, America
“The Metal Vessel”, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

 Workshops and Public Events
Adult Education teaching Jewellery, Engraving and Toolmaking, Edinburgh Council
WASPS’s Studio Open Days, Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh Open Doors Day; Patriothall Studios, Edinburgh
Plastic Jewellery Making, Craft Tent, Edinburgh, Scotland
Exhibitions Assistant. Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Exhibitions Organiser and Gallery Rep. Patriothall Gallery @ WASPS’s Studios, Edinburgh
Invited Jewellery making demonstrator, Birmingham Jewellery Quarter Discovery Centre, Birmingham
Morningside Art Association, Edinburgh
Royal Musuems of Scotland. Public Display, Edinburgh
Various groups associated with Visual Impairment. Edinburgh area
“Garden Playground Project”s, 1994, Stockbridge Primary School, Edinburgh
“Garden Playground Project”, 2007/8, Stockbridge Primary School, Edinburgh
Visiting Workshop Artist, Workhops done with a wide range of people for differing occasions, for example:- Hollybrook School, Glasgow; Victoria Hospital, Edinburgh
Metal Design Workshops. Long and short term teaching and demonstrating of the craft to people of all ages, though Dyslexia and children with poor motivation a favourite
“The eligius project”, A project to research, experiment and demonstrate the technological history of the craft
“China Now”, Workshop with pupils of Armingdale Primary School in connection with the Arts in schools and China Now projects
Owl and Lion Book Bindery, Master craftsman workshops involved in the making of a book (metal attachments), Edinburgh 2011