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…

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…

Glass vessels

Due to friction in the material or something of that sorts in the bonding process large bubble holes appeared in both of the bowl sheet pieces I made  Due to time restrictions this would have to be an acceptable factor to work around and find ways to solve this in the future. next in order…

WHO AM I

Who am I is a good question. As a Maker I feel that although my making by hand isn’t as strong as it could be I feel more comfortable working this way than I do with technological aspects and skills. My passion comes from the influence of shape and nature around me and deep meanings…

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…

Make Your Mark woes

Going in on the weekend to take my pieces out of the kiln and place them over the top of the backwashed slumps taken from a bowl I discovered a rather unexpected result.   For reasons I dont entirely know large bubbles have formed in both the pieces that have in a sense to me…