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Yasemin Gyford

Yasemin joined Kettle’s Yard in 2018 as a Visitor Assistant and now also works as a Retail Assistant and Duty Manager.

Yasemin has an MA Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art and a BA in Visual Arts Teaching. With over a decade of experience teaching visual arts at all levels in her native Istanbul, she has since moving to Cambridge been a guest expert instructor for the Museum of Classical Archaeology’s Drink and Draw events and has delivered wide variety of art workshops across the city. Her particularly passion for drawing on location led to her founding of the official Cambridge chapter of the global Urban Sketchers network.

Yasemin’s favourite parts of Kettle’s Yard house are:
“The Conversation table in the lower cottage, where William Congdon’s painting Istanbul hangs giving me a sense of the bridge between the home where I grew up and the one where I now live.” And, “the dancer room, where the sunlight filters through a beautiful window and the shadow dances clockwise across the room throughout the day, until it touches Henri Gaudier-Brzeska’s sculpture The Dancer (bronze cast, 1967) as a close.”