Lights (Subject Level 6)

  Through my tutorials since the beginning of third year there has been not just in my fellow makers but also tutors eyes of a broad range of outcome potentials, most noticeably in Lights. Through companies like Craft in the Bay I believe this influence has become more realised. Honestly having had a rough time…

Field level 6 (New Brief)

Having completed the first term of Level 6, the second term now leads to the field module. Unlike previous modules their Is more a series of goals to achieve than a list of objectives to my understanding. With this being my final year and essentially brief for Artist Designer Maker the focus is more on…

Plan moving Forward

Due to circumstances out of my control I had to postpone formative till the new year which means that although in a sense I have more time in fact I have got less in another but based on feedback from tutors as will as fellow maker friends I seem to be going okay, I do…

Facebook Website

In order to start promoting and get an idea of how social media can help promote and advertise me and my work I created a Facebook Website much like some of my fellow Makers have which respectively allows me to see how well and far my posts are travelling on social media and what better…

Centre For Entrepreneurship (Beginning the idea)

As part of the Centre for Entrepreneurship scheme the aim is in time to be able to create a successful built model of the company/business that you wish to see made reality. Over many sessions we have been covering key areas that are necessary such as funding but also other areas such as how others…

The maker Guild (Craft in the Bay)

As well as Glass By Design there is a Student Association Scheme with Craft in the Bay that is looking to build closer relations to Artist Designer Maker and Cardiff School of Art and Design. Craft in the Bay to my understanding introduces two new members yearly and has built quite a variety in the…

Glass By Design (Graduate Opportunities)

Glass by Design is a small predominantly glass but mixed materials business in Penarth that opened last year run by Angelina Hall and Cathy O Doherty. After graduation I hope to be able to display my work within their shop which since opening has collected he works of some fellow maker graduates of the past…

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…

Made By Hand 2016/Subject Research Level 6

For the past two years since joining Maker ive visited and helped with setting up in any way I can with Sarah James and Made By Hand. Made by hand without doubt is no easy event to pull of but is a fantastic day visit if ever around Cardiff at the end of October. Made…

Advice from tutorial

From my presentation to a small group of fellow makers last week there was confusion but also understanding about what I was intending to present in December and hoping to achieve in May for the final year exhibition. Watching other Makers presentations and looking through my own I was drawn more to functional but as…

Simple vs pattern

One concept that has come up throughout my work since the beginning of Maker and during my work for the final year is this battle between the simple and pattern. Many of my friends balance the boat on this category with the idea less is more and why complicate a design with pattern when the…

My Pitch

This is my intended pitch presentation to my group for my ideas and hopes for the prototype deadline in December and the eventual deadline in May of next year which will pretty much be the end of my degree. Throughout my presentation I wanted to highlight some of the key parts so far such as…