New Blog/Website (Kierren Designer Maker)

Now into the final year of the course and once December finishes the last two terms of Artist Designer Maker ive decided like a few fellow Makers have to open a second blog in the new year that will run alongside this blog but will focus just on the content of the final year and…

Reminder of project goals for deadline

Now with just over a week to go and wanting to make sure I dont overlook or forget anything important I revisited the brief for my Maker project to highlight in each area separately what I have done and what I need to do within this time.  And throughout the week produce and document the…

Experiments in Practice

Throughout this term taking note from timescale and time management problems last year and before and in general for any academic arts related area, I’ve decided to do as much experimenting and physical high quality making as I can with the materials I have available to me as I believe the materials I have are ore…

Martyns Seminar

  Today marks the end of the seminars with Martyn. Throughout the lectures there have been many areas of focus for us to take away from such as the symbolism of imagery and how an Artist and a Designer differ and are similar in their processes of making. Makers are more likely to make pieces…

The Commercial (how are we commercial?)

During my talk with Zoe yesterday the context of commercial was introduced to define the nature and dominance my work falls into. Commercial meaning how an artist chooses to promote their work can be an artist that creates work that they sell to a company to have in their stores or creating work that has…

Kay Sekimachi (Artist Research)

  During my research study after my talk with Zoe about the importance and relevance of what I would like in my pieces I came across an artist that uses leaves residing in America and this artist was Japanese artist Kay Sekimachi. Kay in particular uses the maple leaf in her work that falls into…

Zoe Preece (tutorial)

Today with Ingrid now abroad visiting and creating relationships and opportunities with universities abroad and the Maker course in Cardiff I had the opportunity to have a quite in-depth tutorial with Zoe. Having had a tutorial with Zoe in second year discussing the medal and lamp project which opened new ways of thinking to me for…

Dissertation Feedback

Towards the end of October I submitted my dissertation draft for assessment to my tutor Martyn to see how good or bad things are going and the level in regards to a grade average I am at now and can achieve when submitted finally in January. Overall I was quite worried as to what the…