I was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar…

These Times and How We Maintained focus 

Jessica Westlake’s graduating project

From growing up in a small town in the south west, there wasn’t a large variety of job opportunities for young adults. I decided to work in bars and restaurants. The coast, not far away, was bustling  with more people than my small town, it was where I worked in a bar.

I enjoyed working as a waitress in a cocktail bar, as I gained  confidence from working in this environment.

Gaining confidence, I started working at a more sophisticated cocktail bar to build my experience and knowledge.

I Worked in the ‘Sunset Lounge’ cocktail bar.

I could visualise my knitwear displayed in this space, overlooking the coast, with the sunlight glistening beside my collection.

I want my designs and products to be fit for the  market which socialise in the cocktail bar scenes.

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I want to explore the vibrant colours, shapes and lines of the citrus fruits I used in the cocktails because they demonstrate a fun colour palette which will be utilised within my collages and knitting.

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Setting up. These Time-and How We Maintained Focus

Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors studying at Bath School of Design.

The students are really getting it together and setting up camp.

They are ready and willing to work.

Regular online tutorials and group meet-ups will support and encourage the students as we work through, and shine, in this most difficult of times

 

Tomorrow the feature will be their ‘outdoor’ studios.

Making the most of the fine weather and their gardens

 

 

Merry Christmas

As the students hand in and start the journey home for the holidays we celebrated the festivities with an all year party.

Not all could make it as some very kind souls offered to man our chalet in the market.

See previous post.

Here we are at our exceptional ‘new’ School for Art and Design

Locksbrook.

Antlers, it seems, are the theme of the year

We wish all our students a safe journey home and a very merry festive season.

We look forward to working with you all again in the new year