We are having such great feedback at New Designers, here in Islington.
We are having such great feedback at New Designers, here in Islington.
BA Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors alumni Hannah Ellicott will be taking part in the Tootopia Craft Fair on Saturday 23rd September! As part of the glorious end-of-summer Tootopia Festival, running from the 22nd-24th September in Tooting, South London, Hannah will be selling her colourful home-wares range, including cushions, tea towels and accessories. Featuring hand designed, holiday inspired prints Hannah’s collection will make your home feel summery all year round.
Hannah’s range is also available to purchase through her website and Etsy store herehere
If you are in the area pop down to say hello and check out all of the food, drink and cultural activities the festival has to offer!
For more info check out the festival here
Every success Hannah.Your work looks Fabulous.
Alumini of BA Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors, Bath School of Art and Design, Katie Whittaker and Sarah Fennell, have joined forces to present a really striking exhibition of their work.
The exhibition runs 2nd August – 17th September 2017. Catch it while you can at
The Jam Factory, 27 Park End Street, Oxford, OX11HU
The Jam Factory present ‘Artefact’ a joint exhibition by print designer, Sarah Fennell and designer-maker, Katie Whittaker.
Artefact is a collaborative show, reinterpreting ancient and collected objects to re-engage a modern audience. Katie Whittaker and Sarah Fennell share a mutual fascination for museum artefacts and curiosities. ‘Artefact’ will explore the objectification of relics curated in museums through the designers’ complimentary styles.
Katie’s fluid drawn line and jewellery based interpretations will sit in conversation with Sarah’s distinctive cut and paste aesthetic collages.
Sarah Fennell is a textile designer and print maker who hand prints bespoke fabric for interior objects. Having mastered the process of silk screenprinting, she hones this ancient craft to create unique compositions of colour and object which showcase exceptional craftsmanship and integrity.
With a distinctive cut and paste aesthetic, she uses paper collage to form the basis of her ideas. Sarah Fennell is intrigued by the conversations that objects can have within a defined space. She cuts out shapes free-hand and early on in the design process, to develop the spatial interaction between shapes and negative space. These collages are then re-interpreted on fabric as large scale stencilled prints, or worked with digitally to create artwork for print. By taking a playful approach to both collage and colour, her printed works on both paper and fabric celebrate contrasts inherent to objects: surface and depth of field with line and texture: staged still life becomes an animated pattern. Sarah’s collaging and screen printing process is inherent to her design aesthetic, and focusses on communicating the joy to be found in oversized pattern and harmony of colour.
Katie Whittaker is greatly inspired by ancient objects, folklore and the sea. Currently based in Oxfordshire, she has been developing illustrative jewellery since graduating. Her Sympathetic Jewellery collection was originally based on the Sympathetic Magic exhibits at the Pitt Rivers but has grown to include inspiration from the Ashmolean, the British Museum and the SCVA. The collection focuses on the convenience of modern life and reconnects the wearer with their ancestors and the traditional hunting rituals, superstitions and beliefs that have been lost.
The image above is of one of the many press who came to record and write about our work
It was so very enjoyable for both students and staff to exhibit and design at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show during July 2017
The 1st, 2nd and 3rd years took the opportunity to talk about their design work and explain the creative process to the 1,000’s of people who visited our stand.
The weather was glorious and it seemed everyone was dressed in their best summer attire, drinking Pimms and enjoying the holiday mood.
We made some wonderful contacts and have, since our return, firmed up jobs, commissions and projects.
Above.Work by ceramic artist Claire Loder
The School of Art and Design has acquired a ‘new to them’ building.
The Action Factory on Locksbrook Road in Bath, in the UK.
The iconic building is situated next to the river and within walking distance of both the city centre and the main student accommodation.
Although textiles won’t be centred there we will of course use all the facilities and be part of the bigger picture.
We have our own exciting plans under wraps and, as they say, watch this space.
Currently there’s a staff exhibition in part of the space and this show, along with the student exhibition at Sion Hill, has been drawing in the crowds.
If you missed our show we will be at New Designers from Weds 28th June until Sat 1st July 2017 and then again at RHS Hampton Court from July 4th -9th July 2017
Please say Hi. We love to talk to you.
Below are pictures from the show and images of the building before the adaptation.
What could be nicer than on a spring evening joining fellow artists and designers at the opening of a terrific show?
We went along on Wednesday evening to view the work of a ‘sister’ course here at Bath School of Art and Design
Creative Arts Practice is the ideal course if your textile process is informed and engaged in art based thinking.
You will use textile media to create work and concepts which are considered gallery based.
What a delight it was yesterday to call into
The Malt House,Wick Street Stroud Gloucestershire
and see the stunning work of alumni :
Chloe and Annie /Instagram@chloeandannie
The show, beautifully seen by SITS/Lizzie Walton http://www.sitselect.org
is housed in a newly converted malt house and displays the work to its full advantage.
What a perfect setting.
Congratulations to all concerned
Busily working on their next show are alumni Chloe, Annie and Rhian.
I just know it will be amazing.Can’t wait to see it on the 11th.
‘Botanicals’ at Malthouse Kitchen Bar Presented by SIT select
‘Botanicals’ at Malthouse Kitchen Bar
Three textile graduates from Bath Spa University Textile Design will exhibit hand painted and printed cloth and wallpapers. All three have set up their own interior businesses after leaving University and SIT select celebrates their talent and innovation.
Exhibiting are Rhian Beynon exhibiting hand painted and printed cloth and wallpapers with Chloe Gregory and Annie James who are also showing hand painted and printed cloth.
Chloe Gregory graduated in 2015 and is now setting up a business with Annie James designing and screenprinting unique interior textiles and wallpapers. They welcome enquiries for new commissions.
Rhian Beynon graduated in 2016 and also is open to commissions and to discuss new designs.
All three create inspiring original designs and SIT select wishes them every success in their careers.
Opens 11 October and closes 28 November 2016
Free admission – Malthouse Kitchen Bar at Salmon Springs, Stroud GL6 6NU
Designer contact details: email@example.com Chloegregory92@hotmail.com Rhianbeynonn@hotmail.co.uk
Good luck to this year’s graduate Sophie Dickinson as she starts her first design studio job in Manchester.
Sophie’s amazing drawing skills and brave use of scale and colour make her an accomplished and skilled designer.
All the very best Sophie.