What better way to recognise the end of one year and celebrate another?
Hats off to Level 5, the 2nd year, of the BA course.
They have known the old regime and truly missed the studio and the companionship.
However they have risen to the occasion, done their absolute best and continued to make work of distinction and quality.
Well done to you all. You’re all stars
Happy New Year to you all
Today the students should, by now, have returned safely home to celebrate, as best they can, the holiday season.
The staff are immensely proud of all the students and everything they have achieved this year.
Not just in terms of their work but in terms of their resilience and the thoughtfulness and consideration that they have shown to one another.
They have produced accomplished work, of an excellent standard and in the most trying of circumstance
They have believed in us and we have truly enjoyed working with them, we never once doubted their determination and desire to succeed.And this shows in their individual outcomes.
We so look forward to next year. First years -Thank you for being you.
Here is just a small selection…
Hannah had a wonderful times on her exchange in Japan.
She’d been so looking forward to the visit and had she not left the UK before lockdown it may not have been able to happen so easily.
However once their restrictions were imposed in the host country Hannah abided by the law and enjoyed her immediate surroundings
This didn’t stop her, once restrictions were eased, enjoying the culture, food and hospitality shown to her by her host nation.
Hannah has returned full of enthusiasm for the country and the kindness shown to her whilst there.
A small exhibition of work produced there is on show in Bath( details in the poster)
So excited to hear of the collaboration between alumni jess rose and moonpig
Buy from her range of cards here –
Alumni Jessica Rose draws for Primark
It is no surprise to anyone that I am inspired by nature.
Capturing a still moment before they are gone is something that fascinates me entirely.
My process always starts with drawing and painting then gets transformed into beautiful digital prints open for interiors and fashion.
These Times and ‘How we Maintained Focus’
Continuing our weekend theme with our graduating designers.
“We are torn between nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not we are homesick for the places we have never known” – Carson McCullers
The Story of ‘REMINISCENT’ is exploring how my spirit and soul drives me back to the place that I call home.
With collective research derived from the “Riviera of Devon” in Torbay, I portray an essence of ‘wander’; from the cliffs leading down to the sea, to the wildflowers that surround the landscape.
The focus on the wild botanicals is a metaphor – seen through their qualities to self-seed, and change in the seasons. My nostalgic emotions can be unpredictable, yet the desire to ‘spread my wings and fly’ has me in a constant battle between the ‘once was’ and the ‘what will be’.
It’s a feeling of escapism and tranquillity – visually translated into experimental textile prints.
The spirit of my project is adventurous and organic. I have learned to appreciate my home; happy place and discovered a need to share with others around me.
There is no better time to spend at home than right now.