Abbie is a London based creative practitioner with specific interests in contemporary making and the intangible value of creative collaboration through craft. Working in multiple areas within the arts, Adams’ work centers around material based cooperation and learning to open up the narratives that can be explored through materiality and hands-on making.

Profesional Experience 

2020Vision, XYZ Exchange 

July 2020 (Ongoing)

Freelance Researcher 

The Koppel Project Campus 

January - July 2020

Curator of Learning 

Crafting Futures 

December 2019

Designer in Residence 

Material Connections 

September 2019

Curator 

The Koppel Project Central 

March - December 2019

Assistant Curator & Researcher 

50 Golborne Road 

February 2019

Freelance Designer 

CAVE Textiles 

September 2018 - April 2019

Freelance Designer / Maker 

The Koppel Project Baker Street 

July - December 2018 

Assistant Curator & Researcher 

Residencies / Awards 

Crafting Futures

The British Council 

Jingdezhen, China 

December 2019 

Under 25's 

Makerveristy 

London, UK 

January - July 2019

Winner of the Boisbuchet Residency Award

Domain De Boisbuchet 

Lessac, France 

August 2019

Once in a Lifetime Edition

MADE LABS

Syracuse, Italy

July 2019 

Edward Barnsley Scholarship

Edward Barnsley workshop

Petersfield, UK 

August 2012

Exhibitions 

Crafting Futures China

March 2020 (posponed) 

Fang Sou Commune, Chengdu, China

Solo Exhibition 

Material Connections 

September 2019

The Koppel Project Central, London, UK 

Group Exhibition 

Progress to Process

April 2019

Somerset House, London, UK 

Group Show

London Design Fair, CAVE Textiles  

September 2018

Truman Brewery, London, UK 

Trade Fair 

Brown Cube 

June 2018 

5000

Group Show 

Picture This 

June 2018 

Central Saint Martins, London, UK 

Group Show

Workshops 

Crafting Futures; Experimentation & Innovation

December 2019

TXC Ceramic Academy, JDZ, China

The teYos Project; Vessel Casting 

September 2019 

The Koppel Project Central, London, UK 

The teYos Project; Vessel Casting

June 2019 

Makerversity, London, UK

 

Getting Started with Product Design

Vessel Casting 

March 2019

Somerset House, London, UK 

The teYos Project; Vessel Casting 

June 2018

CSM, London, UK 

 

Lectures 

Crafting Futures, Belfast Sharing Event

January 2020

Ulster Museum, Belfast, UK 

Digital // Craft, London Craft Week 

May 2019 

Somerset House, London, UK 

Progress to Process; Interwoven

April 2019

Somerset House, London, UK

Education 

Product Design Ba First Class (hons.) 

Central Saint Martins 

2015- 2018 

Foundation in Art and Design

City College Brighton & Hove 

2014- 2015

Press & Publications 

Goat Magazine: Issue 03

Conversations 

November 2020

Design Week 

Rejecting Functionality can help designers tell better stories.

September 2019

 

Selvedge Magazine: Issue 09

London Design Week: Material Connections 

September 2019

 

The Crafts Council

The Craft Edit: 11 Exhibitions to catch at LDF

September 2019

Digital / Craft / Materials: Digital / Craft / Materials

Materials Media and Arts Technology at Queen Mary University of London

June 2019

Goat Magazine: Issue 01 

The Philosophie of Niche 

January 2019