The Bolthole Ironbridge
Congratulations to Sarah
Alumni Sarah Fennel – Fox has taken the bull by the horns and opened her own interiors shop – The Bolthole in Ironbridge in Shropshire
Selling her own fabrics , cards and candles etc .. she is also offering workshops and courses.
Good luck to Sarah and her team
We’ll be back.Click here to see what’s on offer
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The fabulous Jack
Pigeon at the Party
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Welcome to Aimee’s party.
Just bring a pigeon
Look how fabulous they have made the opportunity!
Well done Olivia Softley.
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Celebration. Olivia hands in her work and is ready to party.
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Hand in and they made it.Yay!
What an end to a three year degree, who would have imagined it?
This graduating cohort have risen to the occasion and worked their socks off
Here we see Asha wearing one of her designs with great style.
The show will be on line so please call back to see their amazing output.
WELL DONE 2020. You have made it a year to remember for all the right reasons
Congratulations to last year’s graduate Ryoji Morimoto
He is 1 of only 24 artists worldwide who have been selected into Maglamegi Lab’s online competition.
What Should I be/Ryoji Morimoto.
BO-KAAP-The slopes of Signal Hill.
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“Growing up in Cape Town I was exposed to so many different cultures, each one with its own vibrant activities.
I specifically remember a fascinating district known as the Bo-Kaap, situated on the slopes of Signal Hill, just beyond Cape Town’s city centre.
This area is filled with colour, culture, contrast and cuisine.
The defining features of the Bo-Kaap are its multitude of vividly painted historic houses and its quaint cobbled streets.
Throughout my life in Cape Town, there are specific memories that I have of visiting this unique place. My first memory was as early as eight years old: I remember jumping off the school bus onto the cobbled streets and being immediately immersed into a rainbow of colours. Each house is painted in a different colour making the streets look almost too perfect as if they belonged on a film set.
During this trip, we visited some local crafts people, explored the colourful streets and ate some deliciously sweet foods.
The next trip that I remember, I was about to turn sixteen and the experience was quite different from the first. Our group of school students were invited into one of the original historical homes to participate in a cooking class. We were submerged in the culture and the wonderful smells of Malay spices.
The last memory I have of the magical streets of the Bo-Kaap is just before I left the beautiful city of Cape Town to move to England. I remember standing in the cobbled streets, surrounded by colours from lime green to fuschia pink to cerulean blue and sunflower yellow. Absorbing the atmosphere and bathed in the golden summer heat, I remember looking up at the granite greys and earthy browns of the rocky face of Table Mountain and noticing all the exquisite harmonies and contrasts.
This is what makes the Bo-Kaap so magical: the rough natural textures of the mountain juxtaposed with the smooth, kaleidoscope of colours in the houses.
Today I can still remember the glow of the sun on the rainbow houses, the smell of the Malay spices, the natural rocky texture of the mountains and the sweetness of the food I ate that very first time I walked the cobbled streets of the Bo-Kaap.
From this inspiration, I will design a collection of woven samples for the purpose of fashion.”
I was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar…
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Jessica Westlake’s graduating project
From growing up in a small town in the south west, there wasn’t a large variety of job opportunities for young adults. I decided to work in bars and restaurants. The coast, not far away, was bustling with more people than my small town, it was where I worked in a bar.
I enjoyed working as a waitress in a cocktail bar, as I gained confidence from working in this environment.
Gaining confidence, I started working at a more sophisticated cocktail bar to build my experience and knowledge.
I Worked in the ‘Sunset Lounge’ cocktail bar.
I could visualise my knitwear displayed in this space, overlooking the coast, with the sunlight glistening beside my collection.
I want my designs and products to be fit for the market which socialise in the cocktail bar scenes.
I want to explore the vibrant colours, shapes and lines of the citrus fruits I used in the cocktails because they demonstrate a fun colour palette which will be utilised within my collages and knitting.