Alison Milner

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.

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