David and Natasha set up their creative practice Winter and Kurth following the success of their first collaborative project “For What It’s Worth” during their MA studies at the Manchester School of Art. During this time the duo forged a new way of working together, crossing disciplinary boundaries to create work which challenges conventional definitions of Fine art, Craft and Design.
Their work was acquired for the permanent collection of Manchester Art Gallery in 2016 and they were recently awarded Winners of New Designers One Year On 2017.
'High end craft, embodies humans' need for a relationship with beautiful objects. Simple, sophisticated, very well executed. Perfectly positioned to cross the boundaries of art, craft and design.' (Judges comments : One Year On 2017)
MA Product Design Manchester School of Art (2016)
BA Hons Industrial Design Teesside University (2009)
His background lies in traditional industrial design with experience across mass manufacture, furniture, interiors and the super yacht industry. Through Winter and Kurth he embraces a more critical approach to design which he carries into his part time teaching role on the 3D Design course at the Manchester School of Art.
MA Design Lab Manchester School of Art (2016)
BA Hons Visual Com, Glasgow School of Art (2010)
Conceptually driven, her work relies heavily upon the physical exploration of materials and processes within the surrounding environment. Rooted in graphic design she is formulaic in her approach, designing frameworks for both independent and participatory projects which allow process to dictate the final outcomes of the works.