The Medal

For my medal I wanted to make the medal send the message of sustainability which is ironic as a lot of material was used and in a sense wasted during the making process to the end result. Throughout the year feedback was having difficulty in helping me and im sure my tutors would agree the…

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…

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…

The Medal statement

The medal shows imagery of a hand and the sprout of a tree and no the other side a tree fully grown with the lettering YOUR FUTURE YOUR CHOICE around the outside. the medal focuses on the idea of sustainability and the human mind in the sense of are we planting the seed for our…

The exhibition

By the end of the academic year for my own future reference I am aiming to have in the end of year exhibition :- My updated BAMS medal displayed with the rest of Maker Level 5 medals on a separate aspect of the exhibit and my studio book with my display setup.   My completed…

BAMS Medal

Speaking to Dallas the foundry technician today I discussed the plan of action for the remaining time left before exhibition.Dallas suggested that I put wire around the shape of the vessel covering my medal to give extra support during the burn out and pour part of the process, this is a safeguard due to the…

End of week breakdown

This week has seen quite a few things going on through practically all the projects in consideration to outcomes and the exhibit as follows For Bams I need to do two more coats of molochite before burning out, bronze pouring and pettining the surface so far everything has gone to plan and I hope it…

Breakdown of projects

From Monday in order to keep on track with the workload every Monday and Friday I will post the progress of each project and what I need to do to achieve this by the following week and the deadline and at this stage this is the progress :- Work Experience – For Work Experience I…

Bams Re pour

Given the bronze process didn’t entirely go to plan first time ive reproduced the medal and modified the pieces for exhibit. this has proved challenging as I don’t want the liquid and the malachite to get caught in any gaps this time im hoping to get the two moulds finished tomorrow and on a tree…

Change of Plans

Given the shortening deadline and the problems that have been cropping up as they do with the projects and has made me rethink what I want to put in the exhibition for the end of second year Maker. Faking It – For Faking it due to the size of the overall piece Pip has stated…

Planning Ahead

With a short amount of time to go I have decided to regularly at least three times a week to blog about each project from field projects to the projects in relation to maker which to put into context includes :- Delight in Light lamp Project – Maker BAMS medal project – Maker Make your…

Making Progress

Like last year we have reached the point where 3rd year makers and students across the courses and disciplines are putting up there end of year exhibitions. This means that there is a lot of stressing and difficulty getting into workshops due to technicians helping with setup, which is a blessing to catch up on…