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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“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.

Anyway here is a little photo update of what I have been up to: IMG_20121210_010349 IMG_20121214_130243 IMG_20130125_163009 IMG_20130130_174615 IMG_20130201_181140 IMG_20130211_143528 IMG_20130211_144703 IMG_20130214_122234 IMG_20130218_204015
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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.

Little bit of Sunday afternoon thoughts & inspiration:

 

 

Ute Decker is a German born jeweller now working in London.  She has an ethical approach to her jewellery practice “actively engaged in campaigning for ethical ‘good practice’ from mine to jewellery-box” with this approach she creates beautiful sculptural pieces from recycled gold and silver.

 

Reading through her blog and al of the information on her website, Ute Decker really has been inspiring and encouraged me to think about jewellery in a different way, opening my eyes  to alternatives available whether that be materials or ways of doing things in the workshop. Part of my work is to enable the customer to see the journey of a piece, giving them an insight to how it has been made. Having an  “ethical ‘good practice’ from mine to jewellery-box” would allow my pieces to be traced right back to the materials they were made from, giving me the opportunity to give my work new meaning but also educate customers on the background of the pieces and the jewellery industry,

To look at more of Ute Decker’s jewellery and for information on ethical jewellery head over to utedecker.com 

 

“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