About the Founder

Shirley Frost graduated from Royal College of Art in Ceramics in 1960 and travelling scholarships took her to Egypt, Czechoslovakia, Mexico and USA.

She was a Fellow of both the Chartered Society of Designers and Society of Designer Craftsmen, and in the 70᾿s was a founder member of the Designer Jewellers Group. Shirley has lectured in and ran courses on, 3D Design and Practice, Drawing for Designers, and Design Crafts.

Shirley᾿s own work, ceramics, small sculptures, jewellery and paintings has been shown in solo and group exhibitions and at specialist Trade Fairs. She also did some free lance design work and her own commemorative ranges and many other works were selected onto the Design Council Index of Designers and were included in many of their exhibitions.

Among her private commissions was one from Prince Charles at the time of his Investiture as Prince of Wales in 1969 for a presentation range of cufflinks and boxes. Currently, full time involvement with designGAP/ARTgap leaves little time for her own creative work.