Tuesday, 4 December 2012

'The Affordable Art Fair 2012'

If you havn't had chance yet, get yourselves up to the foyer at Herteford College of Arts, Folly Lane and check out some of the great products produced by our ED2 students, below are some photos of work produced in the Textiles Workshop.

Monday, 26 November 2012


Below are a few examples of prints produced by students from various courses. Sid from ED2 has printed paper drypoint prints inspired by the African bush. Clare from CAA3 has produced a number of linocuts based on Blackpool fairground attractions and Pearl from the Artist Access Scheme has produced lithographs of plants. 

Thursday, 15 November 2012

More Machine Knit...

We have some beautiful samples being produced by some of our second year Textiles students. This ones been created by Mel...keep a look out for them on sale at our 'Affordable Craft Fair' at the end of the month.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Sculptural Machine Knit with Wire...

Take a look at this little beauty, created by one of our ED2 Textiles students, Aphra!
A beautful, sculptural, machine knitted piece with 'BAGS' of potential.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Hinged boxes with CAA/Jewellery Year 2...

Last week we had a brilliant (and full on!) day in the workshop making these hinged containers with some of the CAA and Jewellery students...great to see familiar faces in the workshop and plenty of hard work produced great results...we did'nt quite manage to finish them as most of the students made 2 each, but watch the blog for a further image of the finished results!

 Annealing the metal to soften

Hammering the box into shape

 Soldering the back onto the box

Saw piercing the door

Last minute adjustments to the hinge

The (almost) finished results...


A puzzle for you to work out. This print was designed especially to make no sense at first glance. If you take a few moments to study it  you will start to see words appear but not in the way that they are suposed to. It is actually a play on words and a typographers' joke as it is a printing term which is used in everyday speech. Derived from setting up type wrongly in a 'composing stick' the phrase is 'wrong end of the stick'. If you worked it out before you saw the answer give yourself a pat on the back.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Sign of the Times

BA Hons Illustration student Hannah Rees intends to make a half scale grandfather clock using letterpress. She has made all the component parts and intends to assemble them when the ink is dry enough. It looks great already. Should look even better when it's finished.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Welcome back!

Friday was a good day in the workshops...we were so pleased to see 4 of last year's graduates returning and using the workshops as part of the associate membership scheme; it's a great facility in which artists can apply to the college to become an 'associate member' which for a small fee will give them a range of benifits such as access to the HCA library and Folly Arts shop...a further application can be made to use the workshops at Folly Lane on a friday....

 Pearl (Portfolio course) in Textiles

 Jacky (Portfolio Course) in Print

 Dominique (CAA course) In Small Metals

Gemma (Jewellery course) in Small Metals 

For further information on the scheme e-mail shortcourses@hca.ac.uk or call the college on 01432 845302 

Friday, 19 October 2012

CAA Y2 - 3D Collaboration with Print

Low Relief / Embossing

2nd Year CAA students spent the session sticking vinyl designs to wood blocks.
These blocks were then sandblasted. 

 Roger demonstrating the embossing process

 Not satisfied with just embossing
Roger got the students to ink up the blocks