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The HAT Project 2006/07 is supporting 20 exchange fellowships between England, South Asia and Australia

Kamini Chauhan

Residency at Britto Arts Trust


Inspired by flowers and the fluidity of hot glass, Kamini Chauhan is becoming a renowned designer for her unique glassmaking. Kamini studied and trained both in the UK and Canada, before going on to study a Masters degree at the prestigious Royal College of Art, London. Whilst at the college, her first project was awarded the RSA Student Design award.

Kamini graduated in 2004, with a sell out show and has established her talents selling and exhibiting work in both Britain and abroad. Her debut at Chelsea Crafts Fair followed very shortly after her MA, where her talents were recognised and she was awarded the ‘Chelsea Crafts Fair 2004 First Time Exhibitor Award’.

Since then, Kamini has gone on teach at Buckingham Chilterns University, and in 2005 completed a commissioned glass installation, working collaboratively with a fellow artist for National Grid Transco Headquarters in Warwickshire. April 2006 saw Kamini complete ‘Fracture’, a light designed in collaboration and launched at the world renowned Milan Furniture Fair.

Kamini is currently based as both a part time Glass lecturer and technician, and a resident at Plymouth College of Art and Design as a recipient of the Crafts Council, Next Move Scheme, continuing to create and develope her collection.



D.O.B. 08.09.1977


  • 2002 - 2004 Royal College of Art, MA Ceramics & Glass, UK
  • 1997 - 2001 Staffordshire University, BA Hons Design: Glass, UK
  • 1999 - 2000 SheridanCollege of Craft & Design, International Study Exchange, CANADA


  • 2005 - 2007 Crafts Council, Next Move: Artist in Residence, Plymouth College of Art & Design
  • 2006 - 2007 P/T Glass Lecturer and Technician, Plymouth College of Art & Design
  • 2004 - 2005 P/T Glass Tutor, Buckingham Chilterns University College
  • 2004 Visiting Day Lecturer, Staffordshire University, Stoke on Trent
  • 2004 CLTAD, Preparing to Teach for Art & Design
  • 2003 Design Assistant, Asprey, London
  • 2003 Curator Internship, Sotheby’s, London
  • 2001 - 2002 Glassblowing Assistant, Aaronson Noon, London
  • 2000 Glassblowing Assistant, Harbourfront International Craft Centre, CANADA
  • 1998-1999 Student Representative, Contemporary Glass Society(CGS) UK
  • 1999 Studio Assistant for Keiko Mukaide, CGS - Kiln Casting Workshop


  • 2006 ‘Snowdomes’ National Glass Centre, Sunderland
  • 2006 ‘Aspex Gallery Christmas Show’ Portsmouth
  • 2006 ‘Shipley Gallery Christmas Show’ Gateshead
  • 2006 ‘Lustre’ Djangoly Gallery, Nottingham
  • 2006 ‘Origin’ Somerset House, London
  • 2006 ‘Craft Council Solo Showcase’ National Glass Centre, Sunderland
  • 2006 Solo Show, Canary Wharf Arts, London
  • 2006 ‘Blown Away’ Leeds Craft and Design Gallery, Leeds
  • 2006 ‘Milan Furniture Fair, Salone Satellite’ Italy
  • 2006 ‘Art of Japan’ Rennie Mackintosh House, National Trust Scotland
  • 2006 ‘Collect–Fringe Exhibition’ with the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, London
  • 2005 ‘Create’ The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Devon
  • 2005 ‘Next Move’ Viewpoint Gallery, Plymouth, Devon
  • 2005 ‘William Clarke Flowers’ Marble Arch, London
  • 2005 ‘Chelsea Crafts Fair’ Chelsea Old Town Hall, London
  • 2005 ‘Contents’ Crafts Council Gallery Shop, London
  • 2005 ‘New Glass’ Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
  • 2005 ‘One Year On’ New Designers, London
  • 2005 ‘Spirit of Liberty’ Liberty, Regent Street, London
  • 2004 ‘Chelsea Crafts Fair’ Chelsea Old Town Hall, London
  • 2004 ‘Designers Guild: Design Week’ Kings Road, London
  • 2004 ‘New Designers’ Business Design Centre, London
  • 2004 ‘The Show’ Royal College of Art MA Exhibition, London
  • 2003 ‘Ten to One’ One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London
  • 2003 ‘Unfinished Business’ Royal College of Art, London
  • 2001 ‘British Crafts’ Chiswick Town Hall, London
  • 2001 ‘C-Through’ The Chink in the Wall Gallery, Lincolnshire
  • 2001 ‘New Designers’ Business Design Centre, London
  • 2001 ‘Graduate Degree Show’ Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent
  • 2000 ‘Some Assembly Required’ Sheridan College, CANADA
  • 1999 ‘GAS International Student Exhibition’ Lee Scarfone Gallery, USA


  • 2004 Glass Installation, National Grid Transco Headquarters, Warwickshire. Collaborative project with artist Emma Jagare MA RCA


  • 2005 ‘Crafts Council UK Trade & Investment Export Award’
  • 2005 ‘Elle Decoration Design Awards
  • 2005- Best in Accessories’ – Shortlist
  • 2004 ‘Chelsea Crafts Fair: First Time Exhibitor Award’
  • 2003 ‘RSA Student Design Award: Homeware’ inc. Design Study Trip to INDIA
  • 1999 ‘Glass Arts Society Student Scholarship’ to attend Glass Arts Society International Conference, Tampa, USA

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Kamini Chauhan talks to conference during cHAT week at Sanskriti, Delhi, India. March 2007