Killin, Georgina Goldie

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Georgina Goldie Killin (born on the 30th of January 1884, Lanarkshire) studied at The Glasgow School of Art from 1913 to 1921, staying on as a teacher from 1922 to 1929. She studied design (with a year of drawing and painting from 1917 to 1918), and was taught at least in part by Ann Macbeth, a notable Glasgow Girl and prominent suffragette, who was a staff member at GSA from 1902 to 1929. Macbeth is perhaps best known for her contributions to embroidery, but also taught metalwork, bookbinding and (from 1912) ceramic decoration. Killin is recorded as being taught by Macbeth in her first year 1913/14, and again in 1917/18 when she studied metalwork. During her teaching career at The Glasgow School of Art, Killin was involved in a number of aspects of design education. She began by teaching ceramics making and decoration (from 1922-23), followed by assisting with lectures on Design and Decorative Art (1923-25), and assisting Design and Museum Study (1925-28), before finally going on to teach Historic Ornament and Heraldry, and Enamels (both 1928-29). More recently Alison Brown, curator of European Decorative Art at Glasgow Museum, has been researching Killin’s ceramic work in more detail, using material from the GSA Archives to bring more of her work to light. If you have any more information, please get in touch.


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