Felicity Bristow | Bio + CV


Felicity studied at Edinburgh College of Art and has an MA in Contemporary Art Practice, a CofHE in Art & Design and is a qualified Architect. She is a professional member of Visual Arts Scotland, The Society of Scottish Artists, Scottish Contemporary Art Network and was a founding member of the artist book collective bound : unbound.

Felicity established Felicity Bristow Studio in 2012 after falling in love with hand binding books and printmaking while on the part-time BA in Art & Design course at Edinburgh College of Art.

Felicity is based at her studio in Melrose, Scottish Borders.


MA Contemporary Art Practice (Merit) ECA, UoE (2016)
CofHE in Art & Design, ECA, UoE (2016)
BA in Art & Design (Part-time) 200 credits, ECA, UoE (2007 – 2015)

Dip Arch, & Part 3 in Professional Practice, ECA, UoE (1998 – 2001)
BArch (Hons) 2:1 ECA, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh (1993 – 1998)


Edinburgh City Fine Art Library Collection (2016), Edinburgh
Private Collections in the UK (2012 – current)

Awards & Bursaries

QEST Craft Scholarship (2021)
Culture Croft Coaching for Creatives Award – with Holly Davey (2021)
Digital Boost Development Grant – for e-commerce website (2021)
VACMA (South of Scotland) CPD & Research Grant (2019/20)
VACMA (South of Scotland) CPD & Research Grant (2016/17)
The Hope Scott Trust, CPD & Research Grant (2016)
UoE #ILW2016, Award for Collaboration (2016)
UoE #ILW2016, Chromatography Workshop Grant (2016)
RIAS Rowand Anderson Silver Medal, Commendation (2000)
Andrew Grant Bequest, ECA (1999)
Building Design Magazine, Top 100 Young Designers in the UK, ECA (1999)
Edinburgh Civic Medal, Civic Medal Exhibitions, Shortlisted, ECA (1998)