Leigh Cameron

Lives and works in Essex

 

Education

2010-12 Central Saint Martins – MA Design ‘By Project’ (furniture)

1994-97 Huddersfield University, Higher National Diploma, BSc, in Product Design

1992-94 North Lindsey College Btec National Diploma in Design – ‘A’ level Art Employment

1997 – 2010 Self Employed Designer, Joiner & Cabinet Maker

 

Key Projects

1997 – 2001 Schimmer Childs – Design & construction of Japanese wooden baths & interiors;

1999 Exhibition design & construction for Henry Moore Institute, Leeds.

1998 – 2001 National Childrens Centre, Huddersfield – Teaching young offenders Carpentry & furniture making;

2000 Claire Lloyd, London.  Design & construction of apartment; office, bed, table, cement work surfaces & bathrooms

 

Cameron Design, Languedoc Roussilion, France

Design & construction of furniture & fittings, using concrete, timber and a variety of re-cycled materials for clients in France, Italy & UK.

Restoration of 16th century Mas & 10th century Chapel

 

Awards

2011 Winner of the Palladium alliance Jewellery Competition

– One month placement with Vivienne Westwood (Summer 2012)

2011 Voted Hot 100 Professional Jewellery next gem designers

2013 Hothouse 3 – craft council

 

Exhibitions

2011 Bulgari – Window display – London

2012 Exhibition Central Saint Martins 14th – 21st June 2012

2013 private commission – London fashion week

 

Commissions

2012 Furniture commission – London

2012 New Hartley memorial – Public Art commission

2012 Mascotte – Design consultancy

2012 Vivienne Westwood

2012 Display – Paris Fashion week

2012 private commission – installation London

2013 private commission – London

2013 concrete consultancy

2013 Commission – Jewellery

2013 private commission – Sculpture – France

 

 

Leigh Cameron has opened up a whole new dialogue around concrete bringing it down to a more intimate scale.  His approach makes us reconsider our preconceptions of weight and volume. This emotive material, so very evident in twentieth century architecture, is in Leigh’s hands, repositioned as a tactile skin-like surface you want to touch. Concrete’s architectonic and structural strengths remain but are twisted into a new elegance.