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…

The Commercial (how are we commercial?)

During my talk with Zoe yesterday the context of commercial was introduced to define the nature and dominance my work falls into. Commercial meaning how an artist chooses to promote their work can be an artist that creates work that they sell to a company to have in their stores or creating work that has…

Zoe Preece (tutorial)

Today with Ingrid now abroad visiting and creating relationships and opportunities with universities abroad and the Maker course in Cardiff I had the opportunity to have a quite in-depth tutorial with Zoe. Having had a tutorial with Zoe in second year discussing the medal and lamp project which opened new ways of thinking to me for…

Dissertation Feedback

Towards the end of October I submitted my dissertation draft for assessment to my tutor Martyn to see how good or bad things are going and the level in regards to a grade average I am at now and can achieve when submitted finally in January. Overall I was quite worried as to what the…

Advice from tutorial

From my presentation to a small group of fellow makers last week there was confusion but also understanding about what I was intending to present in December and hoping to achieve in May for the final year exhibition. Watching other Makers presentations and looking through my own I was drawn more to functional but as…

Dissertation Breakdown

Next Tuesday will be the formative hand in for the Dissertation/Constellation Module which I am to hand in all that I have done no matter what format that is to be valued see what works, see what doesn’t and so on. Speaking to Martyn even last year to be precise my idea and the whole…

Simple vs pattern

One concept that has come up throughout my work since the beginning of Maker and during my work for the final year is this battle between the simple and pattern. Many of my friends balance the boat on this category with the idea less is more and why complicate a design with pattern when the…

Group Presentation Talk (The Pitch)

Yesterday along with a larger than I initially thought group of my fellow maker friends presented our ideas in the form of presentations as a pitch much like when what businessman do on shows like the Apprentice which covered what we have done since the start of term, our ideas and where we are at…

My Pitch

This is my intended pitch presentation to my group for my ideas and hopes for the prototype deadline in December and the eventual deadline in May of next year which will pretty much be the end of my degree. Throughout my presentation I wanted to highlight some of the key parts so far such as…

Presentation Thursday

This thursday myself and a group of fellow makers will be presenting our ideas for the end of year individual presentation and the end of year exhibition in May of next year. The purpose of this small group talk is to discuss the ideas presented in the presentation at the start of term and the object…

Dissertation Planning

With the Formative hand in after the coming week things are getting more and more real in an exciting and terrifying way. My dissertation topic point has been and is still causing me problems but I believe I have found a way to channel a problem to create an idea and a practical outcome that…

Discussion with Jon after talk

During my Tutorial with Jon I highlighted my ideas and initial thoughts of what I would like to make this year and where I would see myself focusing on and what I would need to do to get to the desired quality and level to get a good mark and the best foot forward for…