GESAMTKUNSTWERK (Practical)

For the practical aspect of this project there is a lot of emphasis on the direction as individuals our practices will take us. Practically every Maker regardless of background or expertise follows this approach but some have more success than others and time tells who those will be. THE COLLECTION I have been asked to…

GesamtKunstWerk

In preparation for 3RD year and the Maker world beyond Ingrid the subject leader of Artist Designer Maker and my head of year for level 6 who will be putting the boot in more than ever next year. In preparation over the summer holidays for this Maker level 5 has been given the project GESAMTKUNSTWERK…

Who Am I (Third Year)

For Third year visually I have a wide arrange of ideas for what I want to do and I believe that aspects majorly of Make Your Mark will channel into this and the light idea of Delight in Light looks like a potential area to develop into although maybe not for third year or maybe…

Exhibit Visits

In preparation for Third year and exhibiting our work for professional companies,clients among others and such the pressure of finding an opening in the market to fill is more on than ever before, On friday Ingrid who controls the final year of the course recommends as much exposure to work that you can get and…

Solving Problems

Now that second year is over I now have time to reflect on the past two years :- First year was great and introduced me to many new materials and techniques but in the end results highlighted worries over the (Ideas) not reaching full potential and more development in the research aspects needed including links…

Dissertation Begins

With second year Maker over my attention is now mainly on the Dissertation and the task set by my tutors on Maker in Preparation for third year. For my dissertation Martyn my constellation tutor has been a massive help and to get a 67% mark which is only 3% from a 1st equivalent is an…

End of 2nd year

Much like last year the familiar end has come, in retrospect this year has highlighted a few dents in the armor of my work on Maker that need to be corrected in Third year and beyond but nothing that is substantially a major red warning concern but will be if its not addressed. Todays tutorial…

Exhibition talk with Pip and Huw

Yesterday as the end of second year arrived I had a short meet and discuss tutorial regarding the content on display in the exhibition, from my understanding this was to highlight your year and what you want to continue into next year and what you have learnt about yourself next year. I was nervous for…

PORTFOLIO coverage

In the growing market of makers of different backgrounds, ages and training the competition for selling, displaying and commissions is a tough market to break into however if you theres something that you really want in life giving up when it gets hard will only leave you regretting what could have been rather than enjoying…

Darrington Crystal

Over the summer term holidays ive booked a workshop that allows me to have a go at glassblowing a glass drinking vessel. Given the dangers and the price of the process the majority of facilities that can hold and use these processes are situated in America but there are a few in the uk that…

Bams Medal comparisons

Having successfully completed my second attempt of the medal I am really pleased with the results and being able to colour the bronze and have it on display has been a long awaited moment. With the first model attempt it was sizably bigger and put together in a short rush moment of time which didn’t…

Lamp problems

With the exhibition now on as much as I can do for the project has been done but unfortunately the lamp has struggled to get there since the get go, The design of the piece isn’t the problem it’s more the pressure that the material perspex can take when heated and bent before it either…