Biography


Exhibitions :Artist    

May 2016
Worn, (Solo Show) Royal College Of Art

May 2015
Diaglogue, Grey friars Gallery, Kings Lynn UK                                                   

Nov 2014- Feb 2015
Palimpsest (Solo Show) NMAG, UK                                                     

June-September 2013
MOBA Fashion Biennale Arnhem, Netherlands                                         

May 2013
Fashion Clash Maastricht, Netherlands                                                                         

June 2013
Wild Oats (with Dawn Woolley) Milkwood Gallery Cardiff ,Cymru                                                                             


Exhibitions : Curator

June2015
Footwear and Fairytales NMAG, UK                                                           

February 2014
Out of Step Avant-Garde Footwear: British Fashion Council LFW                

February 2014
My Favourite Shoe, Royal Exchange, London                                                        

September 2013
My Favourite Shoe, Westfield London                                                                  

June-November 2013
Footsteps through History, Cannons Ashby National Trust      


Selected Publications

Sampson, E (Publication pending) Entanglement, affect and experience: wearing as experimental research methodology in International Journal of Fashion Studies, Intellect.

 Dancing Desire and Death: Footwear in fairy-tale in Hill, C (2016)  Fairy-tale Fashion, Yale,

 Book Review Shoes: An Illustrated History, Shawcross, R (2015) Book Review in Catwalk Journal Vol. 50 Issue 1

 Book Review Shoes Pleasure and Pain,  (Perrson, H, 2015) Book Review in Costume Journal Vol. 50 Issue 1

 Exhibition Review, Shoes Pleasure and Pain in: Reponen, J (Ed) (2015) Address Issue 3: Journal of Fashion Writing and Criticism, London: Address Publications. 

 The Shoe as Palimpsest (Publication pending) in The World at your Feet, Seddon, JLondon, Bloomsbury

 Nostalgia and the Worn Shoe in Reponen, J (Ed) (2013) Address Issue 2: Journal of Fashion Writing and Criticism, London: Address Publications. 


 Education and Research

September 2012- May 2016     Royal College of Art
Worn: Footwear, Attachment and Affective Experience
PhD Footwear (Research by Practice) AHRC Funded

September 2007- January 2009         London College of Fashion
MA Fashion Footwear (Distinction)

September 2004- June 2005              London College of Fashion
Diploma in Cordwainers Footwear (Distinction)

September 2000- June 2003              University College London
BSc Anthropology 1st class (Honours)

September 1999 – July 2000              Norwich School of Art and Design
BTEC Diploma in Art & Design (Distinction)