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Corinne is a curator as well as a freelance journalist, critic and broadcaster with a special interest in contemporary craft and design. Corinne writes regularly for the Evening Standard’s Homes & Property, Blueprint and Crafts and is a reviewer for Country Life and BBC Radio 4’s Front Row.
She studied Interior Design at the Royal College of Art and Sociology and Psychology at the University of Sheffield, before lecturing in Environmental Social Psychology.
Corinne was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art in 2008 for services to design and craft and is the Chair of the Critics’ Circle, Visual Arts & Architecture Section. She is a guest lecturer and student advisor at a number of arts universities, including the Royal College of Art and the University of the Arts, as well as on the Sotheby’s Institute Fine and Decorative Art and Design Masters.
Corinne has been a judge of many applied arts and design awards in the UK and abroad, including the Jerwood Applied Arts Prize for Metalwork. She is Chair of the Wood Awards Furniture and Product Panel, is a member of the Goldsmiths’ Company Contemporary Collection Committee and was a judge of the Glenmorangie Award. She has been a mentor for the Crafts Council mentoring programme and sat on a number of their committees.
In 2014 Corinne instigated and developed the contemporary craft show ‘Future Heritage’ as the central feature of Decorex International. Corinne continues to curate Future Heritage, now in its 7th year. It has become a byword for the best of contemporary craft, from ceramics to the digital.
In 2016 she curated ‘Silver Speaks: Idea to Object, an exhibition of Contemporary British Silversmiths at the V&A, and ‘Bloomin’ Jewels,’ a show of contemporary floral jewellery at Contemporary Applied Arts.