Here’s a little look at some of the work I have on display
I’ll try to get some more photos up throughout the week.
I Always Take Something Back From My Travels Even If It’s Just A Story.
This collection focuses on the sentiment of mementoes and our urge to collect and store memories. Inspiration comes from my personal experiences and combining my love of travel with my fascination of architectural forms. I have created a collection of delicate yet structural pieces, which offer a tactile and tangible way to reminisce.
Sorry it has been a bit quite here lately I have been super busy.
First of all we reached our kickstarter target! (YAAAAY) so will be heading off to London in June for New Designers. So a big big THANKYOU to everyone who supported, donated and shared out campaign, the support has been overwhelming and greatly appreciated. You’ll all be getting little gifts and rewards sent out in the next few months.
In other news I have been busy preparing for assessments and degree show. So it has been a hectic few weeks of finishing pieces, painting, setting up spaces and presenting my work. However all of the stress is over and I cannot wait for next Friday. The degree show Space is looking fantastic.
It’s also nice to have a little more time on my hands so I’ll try to use that to keep up to date on here.
Until then go have a little looky at my Facebook page and brand new website:
We’ve been working our little butts off promoting our Kickstarter Campaign to get to New Designers and have made significant progress raising £1,770 so far however with only 5 days left time is running out and if we do not … Continue reading →
I’ve been pretty bad at keeping this updated with what I’ve actually been doing and just been keeping people interested with little things I like…… SO (without giving too much away) this is what I’ve been up to the past few weeks:
Change of materials. From wood to paper to metal to acrylic to silver to paper to a combination of everything……to paper and silver……and now wood and silver. As well as some printing and etching and framing and making.
Hopefully gonna have a little collection of neck pieces and brooches.
(Maybe a lil something on the side if I’m feeling ambitious and have time)
Unrelated (although it is totally keeping me going) song of the moment:
I need this book in my life (if only it wasn’t limited edition and extremely expensive)
Our house is a limited-edition artist’s book by Olafur Elaisson which was comissioned by the Library Council of MOMA in New York. The visually appealing book consists of lasercut pages; negative impressions of the artists house allowing readers to make their way through the rooms of the house as they flick through.
Amongst all of the making and writing and making and sketch-booking and making we have also been doing some Fundraising to help send some of us to New Designers. New Designers is an exhibition for graduates and is a fantastic opportunity for young designers to showcase their talent, kickstart their career and get themselves and their work out into the “real world”
It’s pretty much the place to be!
Only 1 problem: FUNDS. We gotta get a stand for New designers, get ourselves and our work to and from London and accommodate ourselves for 1 week. As full-time students we just don’t have enough £££ to do this by ourselves. That’s where YOU come in.
You can help a diverse group of talented, hardworking designers take an invaluable opportunity to launch their careers and show off their talent. Have a look at our KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN to learn more about us, see some of us in action and see what YOU can do to be a part of it all. And remember in the words of TESCO “every little helps”…we might even give you a little something, just to say thanks.
forgot about that for a while but hi, hey I’m still alive. Sorry been away watching Hart of Dixie. AND writing a dissertation, working towards/having minor bursts of panics about this little degree show thing I have coming up…oh and Graduation…and New Designers. No big deal or anything.
Anyway here is a little photo update of what I have been up to:
Apparently the next few months might be a bit stressful, exciting and very very very busy but
I really like these wall works by Peter Nencini. I love the collage style, the materials, composition, colours and textures. They remind me a little of paintings I saw in the degree show last year by Aimee Henderson….
Maybe just the colours or shapes…. Love ’em both anywaaay.
A5 is the collaboration of artists Annika Pettersson, Romina Fuentes, and Adam Grinovich, 3 contemprary jewellers from Sweden. Sinc 2008 “A5 has served as a forum for creative discussion and international cross-disciplinary collaboration.”
“Aeon Profit – Piano Forte” (2010) is a project by the contemporary jewellery collective A5 which explores the function and value of objects,
“In Stockholm one can find a piano at any time via internet forums. The value of these once precious tools for making music has dropped to absolute zero. A5 took this phenomenon as a starting point in questioning the value of objects, and re-purposed the entire piano into individual pieces of jewelry”
They have a variety of interesting projects on their website: www.afive.se
In the studio the past few weeks I have been working with sketches and photographs taken from a trip to New York over Summer, at first I was mainly focused on the structures of the buildings, the shapes of the sky scrapers and their relationships to each other but as I move forward with my work I have been thinking a lot more about how I can tell a story, how I can bring my love/desire to travel into my work. My first attempt at this was to use old tickets and maps to make some paper samples…
I want to keep it delicate but structured and introduce texture/pattern…little details that keep people interested.
So for the past few weeks I have been fighting with context and experimenting with materials. I hope to get on the laser cutter next week and do a bit of photo etching and I plan to have at least 10 decent samples by the end of the week. So we’ll see where that takes me.
Here I am in my final year of jewellery and metal design at Duncan of Jordanstone, still not entirely sure what I want to do with my life and with absolutely no idea where the time has gone but still loving it! 4 weeks into the semester I have been sketching, making samples, researching for my dissertation (aka business proposal/enterprise report), thinking a lot about the future and trying to stay motivated and inspired rather than panicked.
I’ve started a few things and have some plans but nothing set in stone as of yet, however I’d say it’s going well so far.
I’ll be using this blog to record my work/thoughts/inspiration and keep anyone interested up to date with what I’m doing.