Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Belief Exhibiton Piece

Kat, from ED2, produced this great piece of work in the Ceramics and 3D Workshops.  The turtle was produced from chicken wire, overlaid with plaster bandage and then painted and flocked.  The cityscape was constucted in thin sheet steel and spot welded together.  The windows were cut out using the plasma cutter.  Kat worked really hard to make this happen, see if you can get along to the exhibition and see it in the flesh, it's very impressive.

Minature workings

Rob one of the final year jewellery students has made this intricate automata ring...a prototype in base metals. He intends producing something similar in silver and gold which will no doubt will be amazing!

Monday, 26 March 2012

Sandblasted Ceramic Tiles

Extended Diploma First Year have recently finished a project run in conjunction with the 3D Dept.  The students took ordinary white bathroom tiles and sandblasted an image on to the surface. Having done that, they applied oil paint to the porous surafce.  The results were really colourful and bright.  Well done to all involved ;-)

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Textiles 'Surface Pattern' ED2

The ED2 Textiles group having been working hard over the past 5weeks on their current suface pattern brief. Below are some snap shots of their final samples...it is so refreshing seeing the inderviduality of each student and how they have interpreted the brief.

Im looking forward to working with them and their tutor Kay for their final show.






Molly Beth                                                               












Wednesday, 21 March 2012


Just a sneaky peak at what you might be seeing in year show from ceramics


Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Textile flocking onto metal.

Jo Kelly...one of our 2nd year Jewellery students has been interested in 'flocking' onto metal...this technique would usually be used on fabric...but as you can see it looks really striking on metal too and even better in real life.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Chris Lewis...

Chris is a student on the Portfolio Course and can nearly always be found in the Small Metals workshop...
She has worked extreamly hard learning new skills and perfecting the skills she has gained in the workshop. Chris produces a huge amount of work in the two days she is in the workshop each week and every piece is finished to a high level.
Chris intends staying on at HCA by joining the Jewellery Design degree course...it will be great to have Chris around for another couple of years ;-)

Friday, 9 March 2012

A little treat for a friday afternoon...

Look at these beautiful needle felted circus characters...arn't they lovley. Painstakingly hand needle felted by one of our Foundation students.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

A great afternoon...
...spent stone setting
Kate the Jewellery course leader showed some of the year 2 Jewellery and CAA students how to bezel set a stone in the Small Metals workshop...

the finished samples...