Chris Glynn illustrating complex ideas

Chris Glynn’s talk on illustrating complex ideas was difficult in all honesty to interpret  but in my own understanding the topic of illustration was to show the nature of being an artist not just as your career but how this will effect and change your life. Chris demonstrated the idea of illustrating ideas from different sources highlighting how a simple idea can become a massive bundle of thoughts and ideas like a spider diagram. from this talk to my understanding the aim was to show that there is no right or wrong approach to how you bring out your creative process from an idea on a piece of paper to researching existing linkable pieces of work for influence and the artists responsible for their existence to early sketch study s to the final piece. also I believe the message of this lecture was to emphasize that mistakes will happen but they help structure your plan of work from beginning to end



In today’s final key skill constellation Jon Clarkson we focused on the topic on understanding arguments an important part of not just a key area of the layout of my essay for the baby cage but also a key part of being an artist when critique your own work or the work of another existing artist or member of your course. From this talk we learnt how to take any form of media publication such as a newspaper article or a blog post and critique the purpose of the post, the message that is being put across and whether the article in question is a strong one in the sense that the layout and structure supports itself or does the article tear itself apart and show a more one-sided view on the topic in question.

ceramic workshop outcomes

ceramics workshop outcomes including slip casted bottle mould

casts of objects and collection of kiln fired objects

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DR Mahnaz Shah the literal and the phenomenal in Art and Design

Mahnaz Shahs lecture today focused on the creative factors used in language and making processes within your subject field,Mahnah explained how these factors can give your work different meanings that you or anyone looking at your work may or may not have seen which is a key part of being an artist that isn’t as greatly emphasized, and how you can connect your creative understanding to your work and show this to an audience if your work is part of an exhibition, or if you were selling yourself in employment when you situate yourself in your field of work such as what materials you use and whether you consider yourself an artist a designer or a maker.

REFLECTION and EVALUATION with Ashley Morgan

In today’s key skills constellation talk with Ashley Morgan we were reflecting on our study’s so far in regards to our first brief getting to know more about other members of our constellation group and highlighting what we believe are our strengths and weaknesses and how we think we are doing along with other tasks such as the baby cage essay.

small metals workshop outcomes

spot-welded metalwork


pewter casts of plaster carving in block


experiments with materials on wooden boards


experiments with metal


DR Natasha Mayo the sensorial object – curation of an exhibition

Natasha Mayo’s lecture today focused on the idea of exhibitions which will be part of our 3rd year final show, and the concept as makers that academically down the route of exhibitions we would have a better understanding of layout due to our academic study s than  someone who works within an exhibition and has a different background to art. Natasha also highlighted as a ceramicist that is a key part of every subject studied in art that understanding how to use materials and how you can fine tune and mix them to create the desired outcome is a much needed quality to become successful and will come across in many ways to anyone who sees the final piece.