About the speaker
Sharon is a senior lecturer on the MA Creative Practice at Leeds College of Art, where she is also Head of Short Courses and Curatorial Cluster Leader. With a degree in law and a background in industry and commerce. She retrained in textiles and fashion, beginning her enchantment with millinery in 2000. Sharon has taught millinery for 14 years, exhibited nationally and internationally and was a finalist in the Hat Designer of the Year twice. Her past students have had many successes and several continue to share the wonders and skills of millinery.
About the talk
A woman's hat is close to her heart. It says this is who I am or this is who I want to be.
As a milliner one is asked to construct identities. The wearing of all adornment creates visual messages whether we consider we are doing this consciously or not. This talk will look at some of the more vivid and unusual creations milliners have had the joy of creating.
All HATstock talks are FREE. Attendees are welcome to make a donation to Brain Tumour Research on the day.