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Special Visiting Lecturer to Sheffield Hallam University since 2013

Until summer 2017 I was a company director and part owner of a family business The AlbertRoss Salvage Emporium Ltd which specialised in the renovation and retail of original period cast iron fireplaces and architectural salvage/antiques. We have now closed the business.

1997 – Present   

Designer-maker & sole proprietor of Katharine S. Boyd Artist-Designer-Metalsmith specialising in stained glass & fine metalwork. My studio is now located in Yorkshire ArtSpace Society’s Persistence Works in the heart of Sheffield’s Cultural Industries Quarter. I am a regular participant in open studio events at Persistence Works.

From 1977 to 1994 I was a State Registered Nurse working within the National Health Service. For much of this time I was a practising senior nurse in the field of general and cardio-thoracic intensive care and coronary care where my responsibilities were both clinical and managerial.

Early Career

Prior to beginning my nursing career I worked for a number of years with my father in his business where we specialised in the design and production of three-dimensional artwork for commercial & public premises.

Education

2001-2003 Lay Ministry Training – Sheffield School of Ministry

1997-2000 Open College Network Course in Stained Glass Work – Sheffield College

1994-1997 BA (Hons) 3 Dimensional Design (Metalwork & Jewellery) – Sheffield Hallam University

1981 JBCNS 100 - Sheffield School of Nursing

1977-1980 SRN –  Sheffield School of Nursing

Personal

I was born in Sheffield in 1955. I am married and have two adult children & a granddaughter. In 2003 I became a licensed Anglican Lay Minister with both preaching and pastoral responsibilities. My main interests include current affairs & politics, reading, film, television and radio, making things, art & design and architecture. I am happy to discuss almost anything (even football) with almost anyone. I value friendship, kindness, compassion and integrity and a good sense of humour. Thankfully mine seldom lets me down.

Competitions

1995 – Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers

Prototype design for children’s spectacles – Finalist

1996 – Pewter Live 96

2nd Prize Winner for Sheffield Hallam University

Individual Sponsors Prize Winner for PolyGram Records

1996 – Beat It

Ruskin Gallery   Sheffield

(Featured in G Z magazine – Germany)

1997 – Goldsmiths Bequest

Winner at Sheffield Hallam University

Exhibitions

1997  – New Designes – Islington Business Centre London

1997 -  Passing Out – Manchester

1998 - Pewter Live 98 – Pewterers Hall London

1998 -  House Room – Ruskin Gallery - Sheffield

1999 – Solo Exhibition  – Clock Tower Gallery   Sheffield

2002 - Meeting In The Middle – Joint exhibition with Anne Mawdsley - Orchard Gallery Eyam

2002 - Now & Then – Sheffield Hallam University celebration of 10th Anniversary – Selected Graduates

Sponsored by Sheffield Assay Office - The Millennium Galleries Sheffield

 2003 – Interiors - Persistence Works Sheffield

Joint exhibition with designer-makers & artists of Yorkshire  Artspace

2011 - PW10 – Joint exhibition of work by selected artists, designers & makers celebrating the

10th anniversary of Yorkshire Artspace Society’s Persistence Works