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Dundee artist Nicole inspired by Brittle Bone Society charity founder

  • Posted on Apr 25, 2019

Nicole McLaughlin an illustration student at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Dundee designed four specially produced clay plates and visited our Head Quarters to hand them over to Trustee Yvonne Grant.

Nicole, from Airdrie said: “Students are given a box of random items that we use to form new work. My box which I received from the University archives project,  contained comics and in there was one about Margaret Grant (the founder of the Brittle Bone Society) which had been produced ahead of her receiving her honorary degree from the university last year. I started to learn more about Margaret and was blown away by the story of this incredible, selfless woman and what she has achieved.”

The four plates created by Nicole represent different milestones in Margaret’s charitable career. They highlight the birth of her daughter Yvonne, the televised Magpie Appeal from the 1970’s, the award of Margaret’s MBE and the receipt of her honorary degree in 2018.

The plates were produced from red clay, a material chosen deliberately by Nicole to represent the fragility felt by those living with OI.

Nicole added: “Margaret is a truly incredible person and I am thrilled that the Brittle Bone Society has accepted my work and that I had the opportunity to meet her daughter Yvonne.”