Wednesday, 22 June 2011

The Last Contemporary Craft Degree Show!

At last the Degree Show is here, I have been working up to this for 3 years now, and I didn’t know what to expect. I am so proud of all the Contemporary Crafters, and it’s been a rough 3 years but we have gotten though it….somehow!

I was overwhelmed with the good feedback from people which I was getting from my work, so good in fact that I won two awards!!! Not one, but two!! I was so very shocked, surprised and you don’t get me speechless very often but I was.

I won the Royal Exchange Craft Shop Award, which is a group exhibition in the Royal Exchange Craft Shop in 2012, and the other award I won is the Smithy Studios Graduate Award, where the prize is a 3 months residency at the studios and 3 months showcase for my Graduate Collection in the Glossop Studios.

It’s all very exciting and I can’t wait to get stuck in. I am going start up an esty shop to sell my aprons and also up cycled work.

I would like to thank the judges, Catherine Carr and Rachael Noone, and everybody who have visited the Degree Show.

This post is in memory of the first milkman in my life, Len Harding.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Finally Finished!!

My hand in date has been and gone! The few days running up to it were very exhausting, and I have now had a couple of days to recover due to the lack of sleep.

I am very happy with the end result, I have worked so hard and just hope it pays off. The work up for assessment looks really good, clean and exciting!

In the end I created-  two different types of cup cosies, ones with my pattern that fit a normal sized coffee cup and ones that fit my ceramic cups with digital print. 

I also had four final wall pieces two with my digital and appliqued milk man, which are my favourite and the other two are bigger and have my screen print as the background. I also appliqued a milk man’s overall jacket with a couple of milkmen which I really like as well.

My upcycled work looked really good as a collective of vintage ceramics and newly made ceramics. In addition I had three aprons, and also my ceramic cups on show for my assessment.

The next stage now is tomorrow I have to take my work down and then help with the 3D degree show where my work will be shown, and also this week I am going to create pieces to sell.

Thanks for reading!!!