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…

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…

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.  New Designers is a massive Craft, Design and Maker event held…

Collect Saatchi Gallery

Next Month myself and the rest of Maker Level 6 are visiting the collect Saatchi exhibit in London. This event to my understanding Is a great platform for newly established Makers, Designers and Artists alike which are selected by a judging panel. This trip is also to ensure that if there are any galleries in…

Monthly Breakdown

Not literally a breakdown although thinking about it…….anyway, so far things have been reasonably okay there are a few problems that need sorting but nothing out of the usual there. I have had my formative assessment which seemed really positive but feedback hasn’t come back yet. My artefact has been a reasonable success and the…

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…

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…

Reminder of project goals for deadline

Now with just over a week to go and wanting to make sure I dont overlook or forget anything important I revisited the brief for my Maker project to highlight in each area separately what I have done and what I need to do within this time.  And throughout the week produce and document the…