What makes a Maker

Looking back on the past three years there has been quite a lot to think about. It hasn’t been the easiest process but what is let’s be honest. This year has proven to be challenging personally and physically as there has been a lot of hurdles to jump over and now the rest of the…

The book

On Monday due to glitches, I am getting my book printed in the print studio at Cardiff Met. My book is a combination of sketch and artist book combined in the sense of sketches like you would a sketchbook but laid out like a book you’d expect to find in a library artistic wise. As…

Week to go

With just over a week to go despite the problems along the way, things are looking to be coming together nicely. There are a few outstanding objectives to get done by next Friday but these are easily fixable at this moment in time. These are the outstanding commitments Exhibition – Wall-mounted pieces need extra material…

Craft in the Bay (Student Association Scheme)

To cover myself and have a body of opportunities lined up for the assessment professional practice module I applied for INC space but also a program running with Craft in the Bay known as the student association scheme. I responded to the email given but have yet to have a reply so I have messaged…

Inc Space Application Results

On April 28th as part of my professional practice, I applied as part of the open application process for a place on the inc space program. This time round my application was unsuccessful as it was valued that I would need extra time in order to assess the idea for my business which in respect…

Allocated a Space

On Friday after a group meeting with the rest of Maker and my tutors some of us were given a rough idea of the space we would be positioned in. The exhibition, unlike previous years, is going to be setup with an area for work that requires darker light density and then a more lit…

Presspack Update

My press pack for the degree show deadline is coming along nicely. Admittedly some areas are still fine tuning but this is to be expected if the best result is desired. For my press pack, I have tried to compile suitable high-quality work that shows the skills I have and the variety of work and…

Professional Practice (Artist Work)

As part of professional practice, the most crucial part is the work, So far throughout the year progress has been achieved but hurdles have come across. Due to working with unpredictable materials that can make unique but sometimes not usable pieces, time management is not easy or effective in planning. So far with discussions with…

Professional Practice (Gallery Research) (Vessel Gallery) (London)

The vessel gallery near Kensington London is the proud home of a collection of works from artists working in the medium of glass around the world. The vessel gallery aims to promote the featured artist as well as the ideal and practice of the contemporary glass movement, heavily investing in glass-blown works of art due…

Tests of the photos and logo

In previous posts, I decided on a logo but wasn’t sure about an image. I wanted the logo to be on one side and the artist details along with an image of my work on the other if possible so due to not being very good at digitally putting all the info together I printed…

Editing and picking a logo

Every artist like every person needs a representation or a visual form that links what you do to the audience that what you stand for can relate to such as your digital and physical presence in the world. One important branding for an artist identity is a logo, For some, this is simple initials with…

New Designers group meeting

At the end of every academic year, there is an exhibition within the Maker studio much like every other degree and masters course within Cardiff School of Art and Design. However, in the third year Makers have the opportunity to go to New Designers. ┬áNew Designers is a massive Craft, Design and Maker event held…