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.
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.
The design studios. Textiles and graphics students work side by side.
The digital machines work alongside roller printers
We meet up with an ex student who is now working for the company.
Colour is an essential and exacting part of the design process
Vital colour matching
Essential colour mixing in all departments
Getting the colour exact
Colour matching.The programme analyses the colour ration and adjusts according to the entered requirements.
Varying widths and weights of paper are used depending on the final use of the printed and or embossed surface covering
The vast array of papers in varying widths and weights
Design, colour and printing
Mixing the coating
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.
The fabric base is away from the selvedge once the material has been coated
Random swatches taken for colour analysis.
Three wallpaper drops are examined for variation in colour, printing or any other inherent faults
Racks of embossing cylinders
Looking at registration and repeat
Bespoke wallpaper for clients
Samples designs for the contract market.
and finally the boardroom
What a wonderful experience Zoe Spry is having, out in India, on work experience at the HQ for Genesis Colours.Zoe is having a hands-on introduction to the running of a company and how design and manufacturing works in India.More images to follow when she has a spare minute.