Natalie Cole


BA Product and Furniture Design lecturer

Birmingham School of Architecture and Design
0121 3316864

Natalie is a Lecturer on the BA (hons) Product and Furniture Design programme. She currently teaches Level 4 students, as well as being the Link Tutor for Birmingham City University International College.

Prior to joining the University, Natalie managed and curated the craft programme for Wolverhampton Arts and Heritage Service, where she worked closely with makers, designers and artists, initiating and delivering exhibitions, events and commissions.

For 10 years she ran the design company Pottinger + Cole, with fellow Lecturer Wayne Pottinger, selling and exhibiting their work nationally and internationally. The practice approach was multi-disciplinary and covered a range of scales of manufacture, from one-off bespoke commissions, to limited edition and batch runs.

Natalie has also worked as a designer for both furniture and product design companies, including QinetiQ a large international defence and aerospace company.

She graduated with a Masters in Furniture Design and Technology.

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