Can’t Make It To The Degree Show?

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.

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One Day We Will Look Back On This And Laugh

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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.

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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.

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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:

www.facebook.com/kmanzidesings

www.kirstenmanzi.co.uk 

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

“Your mood doesn’t really matter. Some of the best creative work gets done on the days when you feel that everything you’re doing is just plain junk” Julia Cameron

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)

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Unrelated (although it is totally keeping me going) song of the moment:

“A barrier is a limitation only when you perceive it as one.” ― Stephen Richards, Think Your way to Success: Let Your Dreams Run Free

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. 

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Oh hey, I have a blog…

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.

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Apparently the next few months might be a bit stressful, exciting and very very very busy but

I’ll try to keep in touch.

Farewell for now.

“Aeon Profit – Piano Forte”

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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

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“Are you ready for the hardest year of your lives?”

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.

kM