Monster Madness at the Design Museum

Tuesday 28 June 2011

 Last weekend, we held a workshop for kids in the fantastic Venue of the Design Museum, London. It was the hottest day of the year, but I think everyone enjoyed coming in from the sun to design their very own monster.
Here are some photos of the day.
 Everyone had to design a weird monster using three words that they were given to describe it's personality!

 Then we made a communal giant monster together.

 The monster on the left was made of xboxes, wi's and computers!

 Mr toothpaste
A lot of fun, had by all! Thanks to everyone that participated, it was fantastic to see how imaginative kids can be, it's very inspiring!  And a big thanks to all the staff at the Design Museum, especially Sarah Sheerman-Chase  who is the  Family Learning Coordinator, and my Studio Manager Erin who helped so much on the day.
For more information about what's on go to

Family day at the Design museum, London this sunday!

Thursday 23 June 2011

The Design museum are hosting a family day where I will be doing a little talk about my creatures and how they are designed and made, then kids will get the chance to design their own monsters in the 'Donna Wilson' style! 

To find out what else is on go to:

when: Sunday 26 June 2011

11am – 4pm

The details:

 The Design Museum Family Day has something for everyone with a selection of funny activities

including drop-in design and make workshops, family exhibition trails, ‘Meet the Designer’ sessions, and children friendly exhibition tours.

Get creative with our hands on workshops,
enter our competition to nominate your Designer of the Year, take a family friendly gallery tour,
plus meet the creative Designer Donna Wilson and discover how she creates her knitted funny creatures.

All Family Day activities are suitable for 5 – 11 year olds, admission is free

to children under 12. General admission: £10 adults, £9 concessions, £6

students under 12s Free.

Tickets can be booked in advance.

Family day activities:

Meet the Designer: Donna Wilson

Meet designer Donna Wilson and discover her menagerie of strange and beautiful creatures. Then draw one of your own to take home!

beautiful decay

Thursday 2 June 2011

Last weekend I had a little adventure back to my homeland! Looking round a derelict space it struck me how beautiful the decay was. I love this old rusty switch, which to me looks like a face.

 Peeling off paint makes a fantastic texture

in the most beautiful colours, pinks and mustards and creams

Nature reclaiming the man made, strange to see wallpaper in a domestic space but plants growing where the carpets should be. Quite eerie.