The Action Factory.Bath

Above.Work by ceramic artist Claire Loder
http://www.claireloder.co.uk/

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.

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Bath School of Art and Design liaise with Industry.

Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors are always pleased and excited to be working with industry and business and our latest contacts are no exception.

We were warmly welcomed to their headquarters last week and thoroughly enjoyed our tour of their factory and studio.
The staff were extremely knowledgeable and shared information willingly.

We look forward to our future joint projects and student support.

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The design studios. Textiles and graphics students work side by side.

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The digital machines work alongside roller printers

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We meet up with an ex student who is now working for the company.

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Colour is an essential and exacting part of the design process

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Vital colour matching

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Essential colour mixing in all departments

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Getting the colour exact

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Colour matching.The programme analyses the colour ration and adjusts according to the entered requirements.

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Varying widths and weights of paper are used depending on the final use of the printed and or embossed surface covering

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The vast array of papers in varying widths and weights

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Design, colour and printing

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Mixing the coating

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Preparing the PVC coating.This type of surface in mainly used in contract orders for commercial venues such as hotels,cruise ships, hospitals and module homes.

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The fabric base is away from the selvedge once the material has been coated

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Random swatches taken for colour analysis.

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Three wallpaper drops are examined for variation in colour, printing or any other inherent faults

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Racks of embossing cylinders

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Looking at registration and repeat

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Bespoke wallpaper for clients

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Samples designs for the contract market.

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