Abigail Laura Trotman

Mobile: 07956039551

Email: abi.trotman@yahoo.co.uk

Website: www.abitrotman.yolasite.com



Cardiff School of Art & Design

September 2007 to June 2010 – BA (Hons) Contemporary Textile Practice: 1st Class Honours

August 2007 – Level 3 Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art & Design): Distinction


St Cyres School, Penarth

June 2006 – A Level: Art (A), Photography (A), Maths (B)

June 2006 – Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma: Level 3

June 2006 – Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Core Certificate: Level 3

June 2004 – GCSE Level: Art (A*), English (A), English Literature (A), Maths (B)


Voluntary Work

July 2010 - Art Department (Props Maker): 'Hunky Dory', ITV Wales

January 2010 – Assisting with the curation of ‘In Transition’ Exhibition: Llantarnam Grange

November 2009 – Making and distribution of craft items for ‘The Kiss on Castors’: National Museum of Wales, Cardiff

July 2007 – Invigilation of Dilys Jackson’s exhibition: Oriel Canfas, Canton

June 2006 – Voluntary art assistant:  Erw’r Delyn School, Penarth



June/July 2010 – New Designers 2010

June 2010 – Final Degree Show: Cardiff School of Art & Design

January 2010 – ‘In Transition’: Llantarnam Grange, Cwmbran

September 2009 – Solo Exhibition: Mwnci  Art, Cardiff

February 2009 – ‘Live Project’: IKEA, Cardiff

August 2007 – Foundation Studies Summer Show: Cardiff School of Art & Design



June 2010 – Welsh Assembly Government Minister’s Prize

June 2010 – Cardiff School of Art & Design ‘Best Practice’ Prize



April 2010 – Private Commission: 6 bespoke appliquéd canvases

March 2010 – Private Commission: ‘Abstract In Blue & Bronze’

Technical and Creative Skills


·         Proficient with both PC and Macintosh: Photoshop, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Internet Explorer, Outlook Express

·         Experienced in workshop protocol (health and safety etc.)

·         Hand and machine embroidery

·         Aptitude with sewing machines (manual and computerised)

·         Fabric manipulation and shibori

·         Silk screen printing: Special pigment printing and photo silk-screening (using halftone and CMYK)

·         Transfer techniques: heat transfer, solvent transfer, Lazertran

·         Felt making and paper making

·         Plaster casting

·         Spot welding and basic metal manipulation

·         Aptitude with plastics and resin (polyester and epoxy)

·         Aptitude with sugar craft (pastillage, sugar paste and icing)

·         Drawing and painting

·         Photography: Polaroid, 35mm film (including skills in darkroom processing and development), 120 film and digital



Outside of my art practice, I also enjoy photography, cookery, poetry reading and writing, cinema and film studies, socialising and going to museums and galleries.


Available on request


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