Tuesday, 29 May 2012

The home straight...

The final year Jewellery, CAA and Portfolio students are pulling out all the stops in the Small Metals workshop this week...here are some 'action shots' to give you a taster of what's to come over the next few weeks...
More pics to follow ;-)

Beth's earring frames
Peeking into the pickle
Dom's silver press-forms
Rob at the bench
Beth firing in the enamel kiln
Chris constructing her door

Thursday, 10 May 2012


The linocut prints shown here were produced in the Printmaking Workshop by Becky and Pearl who are students on the Portfolio Course. Becky's landscape is influenced by 1950's railway posters. Pearl's prints are of a more experimental nature and involve embossing her lino block onto layers of tinfoil and also utilises chine collee.  

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Enamelling Masterclass with Jessica Turrell

Today we were extremely lucky to welcome world-class jeweller and enamelist  Jessica Turrell into the Small Metals workshop.
She delivered  a masterclass to a group of Jewellery and CAA students that was mind blowing; showing us techniques and processes that have changed the way alot of us perceive enamel and its application.
Jessica is highly trained in traditional techniques but she can also work in a very spontaneous and  non-traditional way using tricks that seem to revolutionize the process. 
I have a feeling enamelling will become more popular within the workshop than ever before...I can't wait!

 some of Jessica's samples 
sieving the enamel onto copper blanks

 Examples of beautiful techniques

 Transfers on enamel 
 Getting stuck in!

 Jessica Turrell - Scribble series
 Jessica Turrell - Hollow Form series 

For more information on Jessica Turrell visit her website  at www.jessicaturrell.co.uk

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

And here's some more....

Lizzie Barnes Textiles : Surface pattern for Interiors - Swansea.

Candy Bradford Wimbledon College of Art - BA (hons) Theatre and Screen; Costume Design.

Isobel Mclaughlin BA (hons) Primary Education.

Katherine Taylor BA (hons) Printed Textile and Surface Pattern Design - Leeds.

Alice Pickworth BA (hons) Textile Practice - Manchester Met.

James Macoll BA (hons) Gaphic Design - Swansea.

Kate Probert-Jones BA(hons) Printed textiles and Surface pattern - Leeds College of Art.

Foundation students - Final show...Textiles

Below is a selection of Textile work by the foundation students...well done guys...and goodluck in your future career paths.

Kat Aspinal Cardiff BA (hons) Illustration 

Lucy Warman Bath Spa BA (hons) Textile Design for Interior and Fashion.
Jess Lloyd Somerset College of Arts FDA Theatrical Makeup.

Lily Stockley Uni of West England BA (hons) Graphic design.
Jennifer Wilson Higgins Brighton BSC Product Design.

Ellen Cordwell BA (hons) Fashion Design with Business Studies -  Brighton.

Ellen Delafield BA (hons) Fashion Design - Manchester Met.
Hanni Lane London College of Fashion BA (hons) Fashion Design.

Scott Lincoln BA (hons) Fashion Design - Newport.

 Lauren Farnell BA (hons) Textile Design - Birmingham.