Saturday, 29 December 2012

Mams birthday...

It was my mams birthday on boxing day and along with many random presents I decided to make her a few things...

A silver ring personalised, outside reads: LIVE LOVE LAUGH
and inside reads: JEN.LUCY.STEPH

 Framed John Lennon quote.

I've just bought new equipment so I can make some jewellery at home.
Taking orders for rings, anything you want written on them,
£15 adjustable ring £20 full band ring.

Jessica Langford

Bought a beautiful teacup and saucer from Jess from our craft stall

She's taking orders from January for these teacups, £10.00.

Also received a gorgeous pair of earrings as a christmas present from Jess

Christmas gifts

Bought an amazing christmas present for one of my best friends, Sarah. 
Wanted to get her something special so commissioned an ex CCAD student and friend who is amazingly talented.

Robyn Toria Illustrations

Robyn's work is absolutely beautiful and my money was well spent, so happy with this!

Check out her blog;

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Manchester exhibition 'The First Cut'

Had an amazing time in Manchester last week with the Applied Arts crew!

Saw a beautiful exhibition in Manchester Art Gallery called The First Cut.
Artists were exhibiting beautiful work made from paper. It was a gorgeous day out as the German market was there.

These are a few photos of my favourites from the exhibition. 

The Applied Arts crew mooching round the market and having dinner!

First ever craft fair!...

Last weekend was mine and Jess Langford's first ever craft fair in the studio, Hartlepool.

It was an amazing weekend and great experience. Will definitely be doing more!

It felt great to be selling our products and give us a taste of what life will be like after uni when we finish in June!

Check out Jess's blog...

Don't Judge A Book By It's Cover

Exhibition, 17 Claypath, Durham.

After finishing our minor brief at uni our class BA Honours Applied Arts for Enterprise exhibited our work. Our brief was based on the title of our dissertation's and had to be a conceptual piece based on the theme 'artists book'. Everybody took a different approach to the brief and had various dissertation titles so everybody's were different. 

 My work was about Autism and I made two ceramic vessels similar on the outside with different stamped words on the inside. The concept was everybody is human and looks the same on the outside but inside are very different. People with Autism don't understand social interaction and other traits which gets them confused with ignorance. 

Materials; stoneware clay and copper
Techniques; Coil building, letter stamping, pattination

Theresa Easton who visited our exhibition wrote a blog post about it, check it out...