Sunday, 24 June 2012

Degree Show 

Now that everything is completed, I finally have time to update everything. 
For the past week De Montfort held its degree show. Our course had quite a successful evening on the preview night, with two glass awards being presented to two of our students, (Alex Pearce and Louisa Flinch). Additionally we had an award given to a textile student that went on to selling a large quantity of her hand stitch work.
The show ran for just under a week and in that time I had a good feedback with some helpful comments. Mostly the advice was in reference to its functionality. (or lack of)
So with that as a starting point to my next chapter in life I have closed of my time at University and am starting back in Oxford creating new designs.
My new work will still roll on with the concept of mixed metal and smoke media, with the reference to minimalism, and the Japanese tea ware, but taking a more design based application.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Successful degree show

 So its coming to the end of the Degree Show. Its been a really good experience. All thought currently as it stands I have not sold anything, i'm staying optimistic. 
Already I have evaluated some of the comments so far and have started to design my previous work to become more functional. Hoping this will spark more of an interest. (I need to find my market )
  I am hoping to add some photos of the degree show shortly. My camera is currently inaccessible as I locked it in a friends cupboard (ooops!!!) 
 I am feeling a lot more relaxed away from the pressure of university and have started some really exciting work. I have recently meet some exciting people and this has sparked some motivation and inspiration. So time to crack on and get going !!!!

Now to get the work space finished and find a kiln !!!!! 

List of things to do: 

  1.  move back to oxford
  2. clear and set up my small shed studio
  3. find some exciting opportunities
  4. JOB !!!!!! (this really should be the top of the list hehehe)