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This profile was last updated on 4/28/14  and contains information from public web pages.


Phone: +44 ***********  
120 Vyse Street
Birmingham , West Midlands B18 6NF
United Kingdom

Company Description: Recognising first hand the many difficulties in surviving as an artist or designer Shirley set up designGAP in 1980 to assist high quality, innovative, contemporary...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Ceramics
    Royal College of Art
  • Honorary Doctorate of Science
    Business School of the University of Birmingham
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designGAP | Members, 28 April 2014 [cached]
SHIRLEY FROST | designGAP designGAP | Members
designGAP was founded in 1980 ... [cached]
designGAP was founded in 1980 by Shirley Frost. Herself an artist and design-maker, she understood the problems in promoting and marketing unusual contemporary UK work.
GN Online: Best of British design in Dubai, 5 Nov 2002 [cached]
The artists are members of Design Gap, a British co-operative conceived by Shirley Frost, a highly acclaimed jeweller and ceramics designer, in 1981.Through her teaching experience at the Royal College of Art, Shirley was very aware of the need for young designers to have a marketing network.Design Gap fulfils that need.
Shirley Frost (founder of Design Gap): Continues her involvement with jewellery design, producing repeats as well as one-offs, commemorative pieces and commission work.
designGAP | About the Founder, 27 Nov 2010 [cached]
Shirley Frost graduated from Royal College of Art in Ceramics in 1960 and travelling scholarships took her to Egypt, Czechoslovakia, Mexico and USA.
She was a Fellow of both the Chartered Society of Designers and Society of Designer Craftsmen, and in the 70?s was a founder member of the Designer Jewellers Group. Shirley has lectured in and ran courses on, 3D Design and Practice, Drawing for Designers, and Design Crafts.
Shirley?s own work, ceramics, small sculptures, jewellery and paintings has been shown in solo and group exhibitions and at specialist Trade Fairs. She also did some free lance design work and her own commemorative ranges and many other works were selected onto the Design Council Index of Designers and were included in many of their exhibitions.
SHIRLEY ..., 15 Dec 2011 [cached]
SHIRLEY FROST designGAP | Members
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