Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Specialist workshop with Chloe Scadding.

Extended Diploma first years were treated to a talk and specialist workshop, demonstrating a fusing technique that Chloe developed whilst studying her degree at Chealsea College of Art (london). Chloe (who is an ex student of HCA) is currently HCAs Artist in Residence and will be displaying her New collection in a exhibition at HCA from 27th April onwards. Chloe has a wealth of experience to pass onto our students selling to such clients as Calvin Klein, Gap, Donna Karan and Diane Von name but a few!

The first years are working on a high profile project to come up with designs and final outcomes to be displayed in the garden/entrace to the Hay Festival.

Check out Chloes website @

Procion Screen Printing

Alex Olivier (Extended Diploma in Art and Design Yr2) has been printing with procion dyes, its a technique that oftern gets forgotten but as you can see its a great tool for creating exciting and indervidual fashion fabrics.

Kay Williamson Talks to Extended Diploma Yr2

Kay Williamson, who is an ex National Diploma student herself, talks to our second years about portfolio building and her own experience studying Textile Design (Printed textiles) at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design. Having graduated in 2008, Kay now works full time at HCA as a Teaching Assitant and Learning Support Tutor. Here are a few examples of her work...

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

New Jewellery

Adam from Jewellery Design Year 1 had made a tiny set of headphones!

Made using various techniques such as fabricating, riveting, doming and this space for more tiny music themed pieces...

Monday, 21 March 2011

Mirror, Mirror!

HCA BA Textiles students spent this morning in 3D. They were playing, (working;-) with the new vinyl cutter, producing flock samples and having a go at sand-blasting mirrors. Their first time in the workshop and the results showed real promise, looking forward to working with them again.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Resin Demonstration

Clare John, from C.J. Resins, visited the 3D Department on Wednesday. She demonstrated her range of resins to a few Jewellry/C.AA. Degree students. It was highly enlightening and really exciting to see the effects that can be created with the product. This particular resin has no odour and therefore is relatively safe to use, here at College; the material will first be available to said students and then be rolled out, College-wide at some point in the future.
Resin Samples Boards

Ben's Been Busy...

...producing more lovely examples of wood-turning in 3D. This oak piece is 31cm in diameter and 9cm high. Watch this space for more examples of his process; his attention to finish is particularly admirable, spending hours to get the surface polished; bodes well for the future.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Wonderful Wood Turning

From Ben Esthop, currently studying on Contemporary Applied Arts. The Japanese influence is clear and simple.

Oak Bowl 1

Oak Bowl 2