Tuesday, 26 June 2012


This years Ceramics students have really excelled,  across all course they have been amazing a massive well done and thank you for all your hard work.

check out the youtube link were you can get a closer look at all there work :http://www.youtube.com/user/HerefordArtsCol

 A selection of work being made for the final shows

Monday, 25 June 2012

Class of 2012 - Final Show

It has been a busy year in the Small Metals workshop and it's great to see that all the hard work has paid off...
The work produced across the courses is diverse; each student has their own unique style. Many different processes and tecniques have been utilised to produce a really successful show that we are all really proud of...

Amy Jutsum - Jewellery Design
Gemma Gough - Jewellery Design
 Chris Lewis - Portfolio
 Beth Terzza - Jewellery Design
 Rob Casson - Jewellery Design
 Dominique Boulton - CAA
 Fran Wills - CAA
Sarah Stenner - Portfolio
Katie Wright - Artist Blacksmithing

Tuesday, 19 June 2012


Hannah from ED1 has created some great samples for her 'Identity' project. she has used etched copper and brass plates inked in various ways to achieve different effects. She has inked the plate in the intaglio manner and also rolled them in two colours as viscosity prints. 
This shows how versatile etching plates can be.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Sandblasted Wood Blocks

Vicky from ED 1 has been working hard, completing work for her final major project.  Here is a sample of the lovely work she's been doing with colour and text, utilising the sandblaster and vinyl cutter, to good effect.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Colour and Patination

Over the last few weeks we have been mixing up various chemical recipies to produce some good and some not so good results:
Dom (CAA 3) has been working towards her final show and Nick CAA 2) has made some large fabricated pieces that have turned out really well.

As time goes on teh Small Metals workshop will collate a batch of tried and tested recipies to be used to colour and add patina to various metals

 Gentle heating of a solution under extraction
 Wire brushing the surface before re-coating
 Weighing out the different chemicals
 Some of Dom's samples
 Electric blue!
Mixing a solution with rice to give a different patina
One of Nik's large pieces being laid up in sawdust
 Dom's final pieces ready to colour
 Nik's very impressive finished results

Friday, 1 June 2012

There's some lovley stuff going on in the Textiles workshops...with our FE students all finished and handed in it gives our HE students some time to take over the workshop...see some of their work below.

Look at these cute illustrated, screen printed tags using flocking!
See lizzies work at the end of year show BA (hons) illustration.

Rossane (a final year illustration student) has really mastered multi layered screen printing.

Ellie an ED2 Textiles student is just putting the finishing touches to these beautifully machine knitted jumpers...see her work in the final shows.
Kerry a 1st yr Textile Degree student, screen printing some beautifully delicate samples.

And last but no means least...Amy Pegler, also a 1st yr Textile Degree student and master screen printer...just a few of the many, many samples she has produced in the workshop this week.


Some striking imagery of a decaying mental hospital produced in the Printroom as lithographs by Mark FA3
End of year cake and pop!

Today was the last 'official' day in the workshops for the final year CAA, Jewellery and Portfolio students and to mark the end of what has been one of the best years to date some of the staff and students brought in cake, sweets and pop which we all tucked into on the 'terrace' outside the workshops...

Party hats were worn by all......