Alison trained in Furniture design at the RCA. She describes her
work as "2D for 3D" and it is varied, ranging from tiny porcelain
brooches with decal decoration to print-topped tables and large
enamel wall panels. Alison taught at Design Colleges for many years
but now chooses to only teach at West Dean.
Describe your approach to teaching:
I teach Photoshop as an applied art and help students to utilise it in inventive ways. I encourage the use of a variety of source material such as scanned drawings and objects.
What inspires your own work?
I love learning about new materials and processes. I call myself a decorative minimalist and like mid century design. Nature and pattern are recurring themes in my surface design.