Katerina Lawton is a Senior Lecturer on BA (Hons) Costume course at Arts University Bournemouth; she has worked at the AUB since 2004. She is responsible for leading the curriculum relating to tailoring techniques.
Katerina’s successful teaching comes from continued research, experimentation and reflection that develops the ideas and offers solutions to technical issues. Using her considerable knowledge and experience, she employs a disciplined and focused methodology to convey traditional skills in an innovative and applied setting. Katerina formulated some complex pattern instructions for different periods to produce tailored garments used successfully by students in their learning program. Tailoring is a vital component of the course which has Katerina as the driving force, using much energy and expertise to provide structure and a set of standards relating to teaching and learning this element of the course.
Katerina is responsible for all strategic decisions relating to specific units' content and tailoring projects.
Post-graduation, Katerina worked at Glyndebourne Opera in the tailoring department and for the leading costume designer Annie Symons on the TV series, ‘The Crimson Petal and the White,’ where she made several Victorian gowns for the principal actress Romola Garai.
Katerina uses her experience of pattern drafting and garment construction to support the production of costumes for professional theatre productions at the National Theatre in London, The Theatre Royal in Winchester and the Oxford Playhouse. Recently Katerina worked for the BBC television series Father Brown, making several tailored costumes for the principal actress Sorcha Cusack.
Katerina uses her experience in pattern drafting and tailoring to support the production of costumes for live projects, including the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony for the Sailing events, professional theatre productions at The National Theatre - London, The Theatre Royal - Winchester, Angel Exit Theatre Company, Dorset Corset Theatre Company, The Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, Oxford Playhouse and Arts University Bournemouth Productions