Dot Young


Costume workshop leader: Cages Bird Body Structures  
Born in Edinburgh, I studied Sculpture at Sheffield University
(1993-96). Whilst there I won a travel grant to study Sami culture in
Northern Scandinavia and produce artworks relating to the experience. After
graduating, I was involved in setting up an artists' co-operative in
Sheffield, based around sculptural, sound and performance work. I then moved
to London and worked freelance as a sculptor and also as a tutor at various
art colleges including Wimbledon School of Art, The City Lit and London
College of Fashion. I continue to work as an Associate Lecturer at London
College of Fashion on the Technical Effects Course and the Foundation Course
in Specialist Make-up and on the City and Guilds Sculpture Course at the
City Lit.

Freelance projects have included:
Sculpture/performance projects for The WOMAD Foundation (World of Music and
Dance) in the UK, Las Palmas and Madrid
Sculpture based work for performance/protest by Oxfam International and Ibis
Sculptural work for various film, television and theatre productions in the
UK and Ireland
Thames Festival floating sculpture projects for Emergency Exit Arts, London

As well as designing, my work encompasses a variety of techniques such as
life casting, fabrication, sculpting and casting. The work can vary in scale
from small and intricate projects to huge constructons.

I have a studio in London where I continue to develop and experiment with my
own work.