William Riding is a painter, teacher, writer and designer. Since graduating in 2013 specializing in a process of drawing used commonly in Renaissance Italy known as metal point.

He is currently project manager for PSTA’s Outreach team. In this role, he has developed workshop content for a worldwide audience and developed curriculum materials for schools in the UK and Azerbaijan. Prior to studying at PSTA, William was working in the UK museums and heritage sector for the Wallace Collection, a major cultural institution in London.

In this role, he was responsible for the refurbishment programme and the display of its internationally renowned art collection. As part of the museums exhibition programme, he was also working closely with curators from major art institutions all over the world, including among others, the Louvre in Paris, the Getty in Los Angeles and the Metropolitan in New York.

He has been leading workshops and delivering lectures to major retail companies and their designers including John Lewis, Kingfisher, Tesco, and Waitrose. William has also worked with the design company Designed and 5Sourced on his own range of patterned cushions and throws.