Bluecoat Display Centre: Deirdre Hawken – In the Window

1 – 30 April

Deirdre Hawken is a designer / maker specialising in headpieces. She trained in theatre design at Central / St Martins. She designs and makes couture headpieces using traditional millinery techniques, which are sold in the UK and abroad.

She has exhibited her work widely within the UK and internationally, including the Victoria and Albert Museum London, Crafts Council London, The Royal Festival Hall London, The Kelvingrove Museum Glasgow and at Julie Artisans’ Gallery in New York. Her work is in various public collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum London, the Philadelphia Museum of Art USA, and the Hat Museum UK. She is on the photostore of selected makers at the Crafts Council.

Deirdre is also a fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. In 1999 she was awarded a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship to study couture millinery.

Deirdre’s exhibition coincides with the run up the the famous Grand National at Aintree which teas place between the 12th and 4th of April.

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