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WEEK 1: June 27-30

KITTY LAMBTON, GRAY'S SCHOOL OF ART, T28

Through photography and collage, Kitty has explored a number of objects and environments, extracting interesting shapes and textural elements, before transferring this information on to screen. With the use of flock, foils and other sensory printing methods, many of her samples contain elements of tactility, which is something that reflects a personal visual language.

SAMANTHA SILVERTON, BATH SPA UNIVERSITY, JC45

Samantha Silverton creates ceramic collages and assembles which are inspired by the landscape. By capturing the essence of a place, working from a series of moments and relying on memories and emotions evoked, she explores colour and mark making with a vibrant and intuitive energy, creating expressive paintings on fired earth.

POPPY NORTON, MORLEY COLLEGE, JC51

‘Working in non-traditional materials such as brass, lino, acrylic and wood, Poppy’s work takes inspiration from product design and architecture with a strong graphic identity’.

LESA GRIMES THOMAS, GLYNDWR UNIVERSITY, JC64

Lesa makes ceramic tableware based on seed pods and issues of balance

EMMA MOUNSEY, UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON, JC7

‘One key aspect of my work is the relationship between objects and how I can assemble them to reflect tension or harmony. This collection is hand built using slip cast, at times intersected by metal wire, or including various clay types, surface designs and fired qualities.’

ROBYN NISBET, UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE, T42

‘Inspired by Jenny Dean – a renowned natural colourist – who has undertaken extensive research into natural mordants, I experimented with varying natural dyestuffs and mordants. I hope to focus on how these processes could be made more commercially viable whilst continuing to be sustainable and ethical’

JULIET WIGHTMAN, DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY, T23

‘Juliet Wightman uses her technical understanding of knitwear to create innovative and experimental design work through knit construction of yarns and fibres. In this collection Juliet takes on a high fashion approach with her choice of colour palette and linear knitting technique.’

STEPHANIE LAWS, ARTS UNIVERSITY BOURNEMOUTH, T37

‘In my project titled The unseen I gathered research on the human body, collecting inspiration from cells, viruses and bacteria. I aim to portray the ‘unseen elements’ of our bodies and display them visually through a collection of textured fashion samples.’

JENNY EVANS, CARDIFF METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY, T86

‘Inspired by the textile traditions of the Iban Dayak people, Binding Roots is a love letter to the British countryside. It tells the story of a childhood spent outdoors and captures a lifetime of memories that are rooted in nature.’

JOSHUA SCHOEMAN, UCA FARNHAM, JC9

‘As a designer-maker I am conscious of both the impact my practice has on the environment, and the inherent potential ceramics carries for change and betterment. My interest in coastal conservation has inspired me to develop an artistically experimental approach to sustainable design in ceramics.’

REBECCA ROWLAND-CHANDLER, UCA FARNHAM, JC9

‘Rebecca creates objects of beauty that allude to the natural world, researching structural and decorative elements that combine the organic with the geometric, simplicity of form with complexity of interior.’

KATIE WATSON, THE GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART, JC24

My work is influenced by natures beauty, looking closely at walks I’ve been on  around my hometown of North Berwick. From looking at organic textures and patterns I discovered the ancient technique of ‘Chasing and Repousse’ which lends itself beautifully to my work allowing me to explore the various textures.

WEEK 2: JULY 4-7

JAMES MOSELEY, UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH, FP38

A light that uniquely mimics the rhythm of natural light. Using an Arduino processor, it incorporates the movement of nature’s light cycle to reduce Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Specifically focusing on aesthetics to stand out among existing products adding warmer materials and colours to entice the user into a more enjoyable experience.

ELLA BROWN, MANCHESTER SCHOOL OF ART, VC14

This digital illustration was created to reflect the cultural jewellery worn by Tibetan woman during different ceremonial festivals. The coral necklaces are passed down between family members and are symbolic of good fertility and wealth.

ELLIOT BEACOCK, NORWICH UNIVERSITY OF ARTS, VC27

‘Elliot is an illustrator and designer who uses bold, graphic imagery to help communicate information about a variety of subjects. Focusing primarily on publication design, he also investigates the use of pictographic languages and the communicative universality of shapes and symbols’.

 

ALEXANDRA BOOCOCK, MANCHESTER SCHOOL OF ART, VC14

‘A final year project that explores the art of the Japanese cuisine alongside eating customs. The publication informs as well as provides recipes that people can use. Published as a newspaper tabloid by newspaper club print for the degree show’.

POPPY BOOTH, KINGSTON UNIVERSITY, FP55

‘The Soapbox for Nihilists and its associate the Megaphone for Faceless Protesters photographed inspiring a crowd of melancholy Bullockists. The products are made from moulded fibreglass resin’.

JAMES MOSLEY, UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH, FP38

‘This range of pendant lighting is inspired by the natural occurrence of a supernova and the natural light of its sun. Its center is a fibreglass model of the supernova shape. By colour staining, it imitates the different colours and shades of a supernova. It’s black steel frame acts as a cage encasing the explosion of light within itself’.

STEFAN HEWITT, FALMOUTH UNIVERSITY, FP80

‘Omne is a combination between a chopping board and kitchen knife that primarily utilises leverage to enhance an individual’s cutting power and ease. Designed to be inclusive of those with low dexterity, strength and control, its many features make it a useful kitchen addition for any generation of the family.’

ELLIOT LUNN, FALMOUTH UNIVERSITY, FP80

‘FORMiT is a project for designers, makers and educators. It is an open source recycling tool for creating 3D objects from recycled paper pulp. The tool is based on the moulding process used in industry to make egg boxes.’

NZOPUTACHI CHINTUA-CHIGBU, SOUTH ESSEX COLLEGE, VC58

‘Louis and his team are creating a Japanese inspired London, this is the leader of one it’s most notorious gangs!’

HANNAH COPSEY, SOUTH ESSEX COLLEGE, VC58

‘Inspired by the textile traditions of the Iban Dayak people, Binding Roots is a love letter to the British countryside. It tells the story of a childhood spent outdoors and captures a lifetime of memories that are rooted in nature.’

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Have a read of Swindon College's news article on #ND18 award winner Alexandra Richardson, who won the New Designers Zizzi Fresh Talent Award, with her Creative Conservation Collective.

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Swindon College Graphic Design Student Alexandra Richardson is celebrating after winning a prestigious award at New Designers 2018!
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