Marks Algorithm

In previous conversations on Maker, the algorithm that calculates our degree mark has been highlighted. Our degree classification comes from all three marks across Subject, Field, and Constellation which all represent 40 credits. However, two keep their full value and one is cut in half as only the top 100 are needed. So mathematically it…

Craft in the bay

Last Friday I received a response from Craft in the Bay regarding the student association scheme that I am interested in applying for after Graduation. After next week I have arranged to meet a few members of the Maker guild that run Craft in the Bay to discuss this opportunity but that is all I know at…

Resin problem

While discussing my work yesterday during the degree show opening to the public a problem occurred. The LEDs within the resin were getting so hot that the glue is literally melting onto the plinth. Given that the pieces have been on and off for the two days the exhibition has been on this is a concern….

Degree Show (First Two Days)

So far the degree show has run smoothly with plenty of interest all around. So far there has been plenty of praise for my work and the effect that the pieces have on the surface of the plinth and as a collective overall. From the 100 business cards printed 56 remain and I am concerned…

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…

Changes to make

Prior to my assessment with Ingrid, Jon, and Pip, there were a few things discussed. Discussing with Ingrid the work there was leniency towards aspects such as the wall mounted pieces and the resins which would hopefully if I’m correct not affect my marking at all or harshly. By next Friday this is what I need…

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…

Future Ideas

At this moment in time, I know that 1/3 of my marks are a 2.2 the maker aspects of my degree are currently unknown. At the time of formative under circumstances known beforehand, the marks I received were a 3rd and a 2.2 if these were the grades I collectively got at the end I would…

Press Pack Evidence (Postcard and Business Card)

Here is the documentary evidence of the business cards and postcards that will be assessed by my tutors on Monday. Prior to assessment I have spoken to my tutors and stated that the business cards and postcards seen are not the finished results but rather an example of the finished result that will be professionally done…