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Kathleen Smith - Curriculum Vitae



2023-2024 Photography Level 2 Boston College

2022-2023 Photography Level 1 Boston College

2015-17 University of Lincoln MA_Design Three Dimensional

2012-2015 University of Lincoln BA (Hons) Jewellery and Object, First Class Honours

2006 Newark College Level 2 OCN in jewellery and silversmithing 

2005 Newark College Level 1 OCN in jewellery and silver smithing

2002 The University of Lincoln Foundation diploma in Art and Design

1993-1996 Humberside College of Health Diploma in Adult Nursing and Registered Nurse



2023  Jesmonite Course London Sculpture Workshop

2023 Heritage Research Training with Heritage Lincolnshire

2022 Stainless Steel sculpture training London Sculpture Workshop 

2021 Copper Sculpture Course London Sculpture Workshop

2021 Oral History Training with University of Leicester

2020 Premier Pro Training Course with Screenskills

2020 Digital Content Training Course with R&A Collaborations

2020 Project Producer Training Transported Arts

2019 Story of Change and Dashboard training for Evaluation of Projects for Transported Art.

2019 Advanced woodworking skills with Chris Twigg

2019 Advanced ceramics course Newark College

2017 30 hours of business training through Business Enterprise, University of Lincoln

2016 5 day Hot and Cold metal course at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

2015 1 day Funding for the Arts, Nottingham Contemporary Gallery

2015  Day course on stone setting with Chris Boland

2013  Two day course on using anodised aluminium including dyeing, printing and forming with Laura Cave

2012  Day course on Sculpting with soft glass via lampwork with Sally Carver

2012  Day course on marble making with soft glass, with Diana East and Sean Hamilton

2010  5 day course on sculpting with boroscilicate glass with Carrie Fertig

2010  2 day course on using graphic imagery on beads with Claudia Trimbur-Pagnell

2009  Events Management Training by ELDC ( East Lindsey District Council)

2009  Marketing and advertising by ELDC/Voluntary services (East Lindsey District Council)


Awards and Grants

2023 Awarded Project Grant from Arts Council, Walking Past Trail in Grimsby

2023 Awarded Project Grant from Arts Council, Growing Art Artist in Residence Willoughby Allotment, Boston

2022 Grimsby Creates Creative Ambition Pilot Fund, Walking Past Project

2022 Awarded Project Grant from Arts Council, Creating Spaces metal sculptures, Duke of York Gardens Grimsby 

2021 Awarded Project Grant from Arts Council as part of Lincolnshire Design Nation for Curious Keepsake Machine Project

2021 Awarded Project Grant from Arts Council, Make Yourself at Home, Action Research Project, Lincolnshire

2019 Selected as Project Partner for Crafts Council, Make: Do: Shift Project, Lincolnshire

2019 Awarded Project Grant from Arts Council for 'Making Up Your Street' project, Lincolnshire

2018 Innovation Grant towards tools for 'Making Up Your Street' project £1054

2017 Business Enterprise Grant £2,500

2015 Business Bursary£1000 business bursary start up and support from The University of Lincoln

2015 Micrometrics Laser cutting award £200 Award for best use of laser cutting in exhibition, by Lincolnshire based laser cutting company Micrometrics

Work and Projects

2024 Mural for St Christopher's Church Grimsby as part of Paint the Town Proud project

2024 Technology workshops with Spalding Forge, using 3D printing

2024 Designed and painted a hare for the Short Tail Trail in Luton, sponsored by Luton Football Club

2024 Mural workshops and mural at North Sea Camp Prison working with St Barnabas Hospice

2023-25 Project manager of Paint the Town Proud mural project throughout North East Lincolnshire

2023-24 Walking Past Interactive History Trail, Grimsby

2023 Footprint Trail, Nunny Farm, Grimsby

2023 Murals for North East Lincolnshire Council, Cleethorpes working with Creative Start

2023 Designed and painted Heart sculpture for St Barnabas Heart Trail in Lincolnshire sponsor Witham Group

2023-2024 Artist in Residence Willoughby Road Allotment, Boston

2022 Great Wall of Grimsby mural, Garabaldi Street Grimsby with Creative Start, Paint the Town Proud

2022 Illuminate range of 5 brooches (dragonfly, fish, underwater, birds and Willo The Wisp) given out in parade

2022 Arts Pals Project funded by Managed Care Network working with The Hub in Sleaford, Voluntary Centre Services and Social Prescribers

2022 Creating Spaces Project, creating metal sculptures for Pavillion Cafe in Grimsby

2022 Created wooden painted panels for woodland, Barton

2022 Designed and Painted two Puffins Galore sculptures in Hull and East Riding

2022 Designed and painted two Follow That Duck sculptures in Hastings

2022 Re-Invent Commission for Lincoln Food Bank in conjunction with The Collection Lincoln

2021 One of 8 Designer Makers in Curious Keepsake Machine Touring Exhibition

2021 Metal Sculpture for Pilgrim's Arts Trail in Gainsborough

2021 Objects for Street Game for Zero Festival in Louth

2021 Designed and painted two Snoopys Dogs Trail Snoopy sculptures in Cardiff

2021 Mental Health funding for working with people in their homes through making, in conjunction with Lincolnshire Outdoor Learning

2021 COVID-19 project reaching people in their homes through making in conjunction with Lincolnshire Outdoor Learning.

2021 Designed and painted Big Trunk Trail elephant in Luton for Wild in Art

2021 Designed and painted Rocket around Leicester rocket for Wild in Art

2021 Make It Kits, for The Collection in Lincoln distributed to food banks and day centres

2021 Make Yourself at Home, Arts Council Action Research project on how to work with isolated people

2021 Flower Power Arts Council funded project based on Spalding Flower Parade

2021 Project Pen Pal, community project to combat isolation through making through the post

2021 Spalding  Stories, 3D installation of Book Nooks based on community stories

2020 Four designs used for Christmas Cards, e-cards and publicity over Christmas by North Lincolnshire Council

2020 Creation and design of Street Christmas Designs in Scunthorpe for 20/21. Printed vinyl for bollards and vinyl cut floor designs

2020 Project Producer for Lanterns 1620 in Boston

2020 Craft videos for Birdhouse Theatre based on the wildlife of Cleethorpes

2020 Craft videos for Birdhouse Theatre for SoFaFestival international digital festival

2020 Creating objects for Spalding Street game in conjunction with Transported Arts and funded by ActiveLincs

2020 The Craft Catalyst Club as part of the Create On Transported Art Project

2020 Design selected for Derby Ram arts trail sponsor Stancliffe Hall

2019 Design selected for Cambridge Cows sponsor Wild in Art

2019 Cognisant exhibition Sam Scorer Gallery Lincoln

2019 Making Up Your Street project in Lincoln, Scunthorpe and Sleaford in Lincolnshire funded by Arts Council Project Grant

2019 Small interventions street trail, metal objects,  project Boston

2019 Consultation and implementation of 'Spalding Street Life' project in Spalding

2019 Design selected for Elmers Parade Suffolk in Ipswich sponsor John Grose

2018 Design selected for 'Ashford Snowdogs', in Ashford. Sponsor Active Ashford.

2018 Design selected for 'Bee in the City' in Manchester, sponsor House of Fraser.

2018 Two designs selected for 'Hoodwinked' sculpture trail in Nottingham. Sponsors Victoria Centre and Nottingham Card.

2018 Design selected for 'Worcester Stands Tall' sculpture trail in Worcester, sponsored by Arrange My Escape travel agency.

2018 Worked with local community to create 3D printed finials for the Hanse Project

2018 Design selected for 'Go Go Hares sculpture trail' in Norwich, sponsored by First Bus

2017 Designed and made 60 boat pins for Transported Arts, Conference of the Fens goody bags. Given to CEO of the Arts Council.

2017 Working with Elsom Seeds employees to create three installations for their Reception Area

2017 Design chosen to feature on the merchandise for 'The Big Sleuth'

2017 Two designs selected for the public art trial, 'The Big Sleuth' in Birmingham. Sponsors London Midlands Railway and Piccadilly Arcade

2017 Design selected for the public art trail, 'The Knights Trail' in Lincoln

2016 Created community inspired laser cut outs for Ridge and Furrows lantern parade, based on History of North Hykeham.

2016 Brampton Gallery, Newcastle-under-Lyme

2016 Aram Group Exhibition including 'Bicycle Jewellery', in Palma Majorca

2016 Design selected for the public art trail, 'Snowdogs by the Sea' in Brighton

2016 Somme Commemoration, Lincoln Castle, objects made for performance for local children

2016 Design selected for the public art trail, 'A Moth for Amy' in Hull

2016 Exhibition of Swineshead Pageant Crowns, National Centre of Craft and Design

2016 Swineshead Pageant, part of Transported Arts Festival

2016-2017 Platform Gallery Contemporary Craft Shop, Clitheroe

2016 Another Life exhibition, at Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds

2016 Made in the Midlands exhibition National Centre of Craft and Design, Sleaford

2015 Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester

2015 Class of 2015 exhibition National Centre of Craft and Design, Sleaford

2015 Off the Bench exhibition The University of Lincoln

2014 The Big Exhibition The University of Lincoln

2014 Legnica Classic Exhibition, Poland

2010-2012 The Bathing Beauties, Mablethorpe

2012 Curiosities on the Edge Selected as one of ten artists by Arts NK and the Design Factory. 

2011 Art in the Garden, Botanic Gardens Sheffield

2010-2012 Lincoln Steep Hill Artists Market

2009-2012 The National Centre for Craft and Design / Design Factory, Sleaford

2010-2012 SO festival, Skegness

2005 Whisby Nature Reserve Collaborative installation in education centre on Lincolns Jurassic past



2023 Talk on My Work based on theme of Public Art, Grimsby Creates, BEAM and Hemingway Designs

2020 Craft Participation for a New Landscape speaker for the Crafts Council

2019 For Crafts Council: Make: Do: Shift on Boston Unfurled project



2015- Present Offered, designed and ran a range of craft workshops for the following companies,

Transported Arts

Mansions of the Future,

South Holland District Council Communities Team

Culture House


Paradigm Arts


20/21 Visual Arts Centre

The Collection


Creative Start CIC

National Centre of Craft and Design

Spalding Forge

The Collection/Ushers Gallery

Newark Town Hall


Press and Media

2022 Look North 2/12/2022 article on Great Wall of Grimsby mural

2021 Interviewed by Radio Derby about Derby Rams Sculpture Trail

2018 Interviewed by Wild in Art about Worcester Stands Tall, featured in Wild in Art newsletter and website

2018 Interviewed for I Love Manchester 26/7/2018

2018 My hare I painted and designed was featured in The Daily Telegraph online, 12/7/18

2018 Featured in article in Boston Standard, Flying the Flag for Boston about the Hanse Finial workshops and design.

2016 Interview with Brighton Argus, including the masthead I designed on the front page.

2015 Interview on The Breakfast Show, Radio Humberside

2015 Radio interview on the Georgey Spanswick show that aired UK wide

2015 Article in Grimsby Evening Telegraph

2015 Benchpeg online Jewellery Magazine


2018 Hoodwinked: A Twist on the Tale Souvenir Guide

2018 Go Go Hares Official Guide

2017 The Big Sleuth Souvenir book.

2017 The Knights Trail Auction and Souvenir book.

2016 Snowdogs by the Sea Souvenir book.

2016 A Moth for Amy Colouring Book published by The Amy Johnson Festival

2016 The Moth Book published by The Amy Johnson Festival


2009-2012 Event management of a Lincolnshire Craft Market

Obtained £38,000 grant funding for the event, booked and managed entertainment, event management and all writing of all policies including Health and Safety, Child Protection, Emergency Plan, Green Document, Completed all market research and feedback on event for funders.


2010-2012 Cfbt afterschool art workshops

Planning and providing after school workshops for local schools in jewellery, painting, general crafts, collage, mask making and mosaics.



2003-2004 Distance Learning tutor for Medicines, Health and Safety and Equality and Diversity through Grimsby College

1999-2003 Staff Nurse Lincoln Accident and Emergency 

1997-1999 Staff Nurse Cardiothoracic ward at Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham 

1996-1997 Staff Nurse Accident and Emergency Hull Royal Infirmary

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