The 1st year’s enjoy a trip to the scrap store and come away laden with materials. Thank goodness we hired a coach with a huge boot.

At the same time…

as developing their colour appreciation the first year students consider their approach to drawing and recording for design.

Observing and working from their chosen objects the students experiment with new ways of creating and working with motif,line,texture,scale and mood.

It’s really fascinating and rewarding to nurture and develop student’s natural ability and to see them blossom as they discover, and confidently embrace, new methods of working and processing.
Tomorrow a look at the outcomes when drawing and colour meet together.

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Constructing their future.

While the 3rd yrs are hard at work,working towards their degree and final show,the 1st yrs are still on their decision making journey.
Which specialism to choose,what area to study next year ?

The students are just coming to the end of their construction module.This gives them an insight into knit,weave and fabric manipulation.

We look forward to helping them make their selection and shape their future.
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Best Kept Secret

Here we see Tim tucked away in one of our best kept secrets;the wonderful plastics workshop. Full of colour,materials and exciting equipment this area sees some of the most incredible outcomes.
Every department uses this space to create responses to their ideas and concepts.
Watch this blog to see a fascinating textile outcome revealed next month.

Our next open day will be on June 6th,when you will be able to see the workshops and degree shows for yourself.
Come along if you can.You are more than welcome.

Outside/Inside Tent


In 2013, as part of our ongoing commitment to showing exceptional work to a greater audience, we took student work to TENT, in Brick lane,which is part of London Design Festival.
Everyone benefited greatly from the exposure and enjoyed showing,and talking about, their work.
Engaging with the public and rubbing shoulders with professional, established designers helps the recent graduate to gain confidence and bolsters a pride in their work.
All good stuff.