Kim Norrie

ARTFORMS: Textiles , Crafts


Kim is a Scottish textile designer raised in the small town of Kirriemuir in Angus. She lived and studied in Aberdeen for four years where she achieved a First class BA (Hons) in Textile and Surface Design.

Having spent a year as Graduate in Residence at Grays School of Art, Kim held various workshops for textile students and gave one-on-one tuition.  She then went on to gain a place on the MA in Textiles at the Royal College of Art, London.

Kim's work is greatly inspired by relationships with people and places she has felt connected to.  She received a great response at her undergraduate degree show where she won the Design in Action Award for Commercial Poetical, and again at New Designers 2013 where she won the New Designers Christy Carpets Association Prize.

In addition to her Dewar Award, Kim was also awarded a QEST scholarship to support her masters studies. Her ambition is to establish her own brand within the British textile industry, whilst continuing to support the learning and development of others.

How the Award Helped

Kim received a Dewar Award to support her studies on the MA in Textiles at the Royal College of Art.

I feel that being submerged in the heart of the British design industry is the best place for me to develop and learn my craft whilst continuing my education at the Royal College of Art. I am hugely grateful and honored to receive a  Dewar Arts Award.