MEET 5 EXCEPTIONAL DESIGN TALENTS FROM THE ND CLASS OF 2021

Following the difficult decision announced this year to cancel the physical event for 2021, New Designers is proud to be bringing you this year’s break-through talents, creatives of the future and ground-breaking designs through our online alternative. 

The ND Class of 2021 has been busy behind the scenes planning, researching and producing the designs of our future and we are beyond excited to unleash and present them to you. 

In the lead up to the event we will be sharing a collection of the emerging talent and wanted to give you an exclusive sneak peek from 5 of the innovative textile, ceramic and jewellery designers who are exhibiting in the digital 2021 New Designers.

The full University profiles will launch on our website on Wednesday 30 June.  Be sure to visit our website to explore this years graduate talent.

Save the date: Wednesday 30 June (ND AWARDS Ceremony at 6PM) – Saturday 10 July 

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Rachel Ward - POD

ALFIE THORHALLSDOTTIR

BA (Hons) Textiles, The Arts University Bournemouth

Mixed media textile designer for interiors specialising in; Screen, Digital Print, Tufting and Hand Embellishments. 

The collection explores man-made structures in natural landscapes, represented through tie-dye samples and CAD embroidered embellishments. 

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EWAN CRALLAN

HND Ceramic Product Design, Morley College

One size fits all! 

Cast with earthenware and glazed, this cubetastic collection is fit for chickens, geese, quails and more.

Ewan Crallan

LYDIA MANLEY-LEACH

BA (Hons) Textiles Design, Buckinghamshire New University 

Taking inspiration from traditional folklore narratives this project has been developed through mixed media composition, including hand needle punch and printed ceramic tiles. 

Lydia Manley Leech BNU 2

JIAXUAN ZHONG

BA (Hons) Jewellery, Materials and Design, Sheffield Hallam University 

This unusual jewellery collection is created and developed through Photopolymer, Resin, Magnet, Wood and Foam. 

The foam dissipates over time, the user creates more and this process is repeated, each time producing their own unique design within the piece.

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RACHEL WARD

BA (Hons) Textile Design, Nottingham Trent University 

This project aims to re-inspire and reconnect young adults post COVID-19. 

Using embroidery and multimedia, imagined on a large scale, this creates an immersive wonderland of colour and light.

Rachel Ward - POD

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