Hailing from Bonnyrigg, Midlothian, Aimee is a talented artist who has lived in Scotland all her life.
Whilst studying a 4 year degree course in illustration at Duncan of Jordanstone College, Aimee became increasingly drawn to working with stained glass. Finding this to be an ideal medium for her detailed and colourful designs, Aimee experimented with innovative ways to utilise the medium within illustration. After undertaking a period of research and independent investigation she created a final degree show comprising almost entirely of glass panels.
Aimee has explored her passion keenly, developing her skills by securing an internship with a Glasgow glass studio, taking short courses and visiting practising artists. In 2014 she gained a postgraduate place on the only glass course in Scotland - the MA in Glass at Edinburgh College of Art. This offered the perfect opportunity to try new techniques and resources, which would otherwise be unavailable to her.
How the Award Helped
Aimee was granted an award to support her in studying on the MA in Glass - a unique course that specialises in her area of talent and interest.