The Perfect Gifts
Alison Swindles BA (Hons)
Alison enjoys free-flowing lines and objects, she takes much of her inspiration from water and the fluid shapes it can form. Alison enjoys using vitreous enamel in her work in various hues but her favourite colours to use are blues and greens. The aspect that Alison really loves about her work is the slight unpredictability of enamel colours after firing, as this means that each piece that she creates is unique and individual, as no two pieces of enamel work will ever turn out exactly the same.
Alison studied at Bucks New University in High Wycombe and graduated in 2010 with a 2:1 honours degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing. Since then she has exhibited at the Bucks end of year show in High Wycombe, the prestigious New Designers Exhibition in London and also at the RBSA Gallery in Birmingham.
Alison was also highly commended for her design in the Victoria and Albert Student Design Competition in 2009.
As a keen oboist, Alison has incorporated some pieces in her work that have been inspired by her oboe playing and the fascinating key work on her oboe.