Jenni Burrows Biography


2009 - 2013: Highgate School
Teacher in Art and Design for Key Stage 3, 4 and 5: (Key Stage 3 Co-ordinator 2010)) personal tutor and PGCE Mentor. Involvement in outreach programmes including: workshops to local state schools, Gifted and Talented workshops and the Shine Literacy project .

2008 - 2009 Select Education Supply Agency:
Supply Teacher Key Stage 2, 3 and 4 As well as staging workshops for the Multi-Cultural Schools Development Service (Key Stage 3 and 4). PGCE Mentor

2002 - 2008 Central Sussex College (Haywards Heath Campus):
Subject leader for 3-Dimensional Design, as well as classroom art teacher, PGCE Mentor and personal tutor at Key Stage 5

1998 - 2001 Voluntary Services Overseas: Project Manager - Textile Workshop:
Teacher in Art and Design for a project to enable Ugandans to set-up start-up sustainable businesses in interior design, textiles and garment production

1994 - Present Self Employed Textile Artist:
Visiting artist in local primary schools, Plymouth City Museum workshops for primary schools and Cornwall County Council summer workshops for primary schools

1994 - 1998 Part-time Lecturer at Plymouth College of Arts and Technology:
Lecturer in painting, textiles and interior design, (BTEC, Foundation and Level-2). Summer schools and Saturday morning workshops (Year 10 and 11) and Fine Art and Textiles 1st Certificate foundation courses


- MA by Project 'Contemporary Embroidery and Thread work' (Distinction)
- Foundation Certificate in History of Art
- PCGE in Art and Design (Secondary)
- BA (Hons) Fine Craft Design
- HND Design (Textiles)
- A-Level (Art)
- 6 O-Levels (including Maths and English)


- 2011-2013: The Cass
- 2009-2010: Birkbeck; University of London
- 2001-2002: University of Brighton
- 1991-1993: University of Ulster
- 1989-1991: The Polytechnic of Huddersfield
- 1987-1989: Hastings College of Arts and Technology
- 1980-1987: Heathfield Comprehensive School

Major Awards and Commissions

2012 - Heritage Lottery funded commission 'We were here'
2010 - Winner; Birkbeck Visual Arts Prize
2008:Short-listed for the British Holistic Medical Association-Nutri Centre Good Practice Award
2007: Short listed for Building Better Healthcare Awards.
1994: The Princes Trust Business Start-up Grant, Plymouth City Council Business Start-up Grant, and South West Regional Finalist for Shell Livewire Awards for most promising young businesses
1993: Public commission for the University of Ulster
1991: The Felt maker Award; Highly Commended.

Art Collections

Walford Mill Crafts Centre, Wimbourne, Dorset.

The Birkbeck Art Prize 2010 (click to enlarge)