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Isabelle Moore

Isabelle Moore
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Contemporary design and freestanding furniture form the focus of Isabelle Moore’s studio practice. Developed through drawing, models and fabrication, each piece is shaped by a love of hand skills, materials and a fascination with the possibilities revealed by cross media manipulation and geometry.

A fusion of structure, craft and body centred design. Her work is created in the exploratory environment of artist residencies and in her central Edinburgh studio where she offers in-house short courses and more recently, online tuition. Her work has been exhibited widely and is represented in collections at home and abroad.
1995 Parnham College, Dorset, UK, Furniture Design, Craft and Business Skills

2019 SSA | VAS OPEN 2019, RSA, Edinburgh, UK
2019 Conversations in Wood, Marchmont House | VAS, Borders, UK
2018 Scholars and Fellows, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, ME, USA
2018 Collect 2018, Craft Scotland, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2017 Design Thinking, Custom Lane, Edinburgh, UK
2016 Visual Arts Scotland:FLY, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK
2016 Northern Lights V&A Dundee at London Design week, V&A, UK
2016 Treecycle 2016, The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, Australia
2015 Craft Scotland Summer Show, George St. Edinburgh, UK
2015 Visual Arts Scotland:Transforming, RSA, Edinburgh, UK
2014 'Chairs' Dolly Maass Gallery, SUNY Purchase, NY, US - solo show

Professional Experience
2020 Sturt Craft Centre NSW, Australia, Summer School Workshop ‘Warp, Weft & Wood’
2019 Sturt Craft Centre NSW, Australia, teaching chair design and construction
2019 Haystack Open Studio, International Residency
2019 Vermont Studio Center, International Residency
2018 British Council-Crafting Futures Chile, skills sharing residency in Liquiñe, Los Ríos, Chile
2017 Sturt Craft Centre NSW, Australia, teaching chair design and construction
2016 Lead for ‘Beyond Parnham’, a publication celebrating the Alumni on the 40th Anniversary of Parnham College