Charlotte Kidger is a London UK based Maker (b 1992).
Kidger graduated from Leeds College of Art (2014) and Central Saint Martins (2018) and has a background in Colour and Material Design. Practice is led with a hands-on approach to investigating how industrial waste materials can be reprocessed and transformed into sculptural and functional objects. Kidger is an experimental material-lead designer who’s work is driven by the urge and curiosity to transform often unwanted and valueless materials into desirable and functional objects.
Kidger has had a successful two years since graduating from MA Material Futures in 2018 with group shows and private commissions from high end clients. Kidgers first group show: Re.Use, Re.Think, Re.Imagine at Hauser & Wirth Somerset 2019 provided a platform to show practices that explored unique responses to materials and processes.
Kidgers work was also selected for Design Transfigured/ Waste Reimagined at Georgetown University Art Galleries 2019 which also focused on material and process specifically related to waste and up cycling. In 2019 Kidger was selected for the Crafts Council Hothouse Programme. Upcoming shows include being selected as one of the 24 designers to exhibit in the Curated Section at Collectible 2020.
In 2018 Kidger was a finalist in the HIX Art Award and Creaftiga and Design Blok Prague, Diploma Selection: Product where her work was recognised for utilising and repurposing waste materials. Her work then went on to be commissioned by clients including Selfridges, Converse, Adidas, 2LG and Red Deer.