Elected 2017



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“I work primarily with glass. Inspiration is taken from organic forms in the natural world with a focus on movement allowing me to create dynamic forms. Colour is applied ‘in the moment’ as with a painters brush so it’s bright and fun. This links to the prints I also develop.”

Alice Heaton completed a BA Hons in Design Craft at De Montfort University in 2016, specialising in hot glass and mixed media, and received a First Class Honours Degree. She is currently Artist in Residence for the School of Design, De Montfort University Leicester. Alice Heaton was the runner-up in the LSA Student Award 2016 and in her second year at university she was awarded Highly Commended by the prestigious Goldsmiths Company for an innovative glass medal design. Her work can be seen in the Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds and Old Court House Gallery, Ambleside.

Brief CV

Alice Heaton

Recent Exhibitions and Awards


One Year On, New Designers, London July 2017
Spring Fair, Craft Central, London May 2017
Emerging Makers, Living Crafts, Hatfield House  
Rising Stars, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham 
Make 16, Devon Guild of Craftsmen


LSA Annual Exhibition 2016, New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester 
Runner Up, Leicester Society of Artists Student Award 2016
Talent 16, Craft Central, The London Design Festival
Coast, Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford
Commendation awarded for ‘Life Within’ glass pieces, Contemporary Glass Society 
New Designers Part 1, London
Christopherson Collection, De Montfort University 
Albert Thomas Roberts Arts & Crafts Scholarship Award
BA Degree Show, De Montfort University, Leicester
Graduate Fashion Week, Truman Brewery, London


Sainsbury Winter Collection, Finalist
Crafted, De Montfort University, Leicester
Goldsmiths Craftsmanship & Design Awards, Highly Commended.


British Ceramic Biennial, Festival Event, Stoke-on-Trent