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New Designers 2012 Craft, Ceramic, Glass and Designer Maker Graduates: part one

A round up of some of the best designer makers from Hereford College of Arts, Nottingham Trent University, Central Saint Martins and more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

New Designers part one 2012 -Sophie Walker
At Hereford College of Arts the standard of craft design was high as always, with some beautifully original designs. Sophie Walker‘s woodcarved sculptures opened to reveal small stash spaces.

New Designers part one 2012 -Christopher Lawley
Collapsed wood stump pottery from Christopher Lawley was actually inspired by corroding metal objects.

New Designers part one 2012 -Fred Suffield
Fred Suffield showcased his blacksmithing skills in these spiky sculptures.

Katerina Christou
At Nottingham Trent University I loved these blown glass skittles by Katerina Christou.

New Designers part one 2012 -Rebecca Symons
New Designers part one 2012 -Rebecca Symons
New Designers part one 2012 -Rebecca Symons
Loved these strange potted porcelain shapes by Rebecca Symons, which were inspired by amulets carried for supernatural protection: gnarled and tumbling pots spilled golden flowers.

New Designers part one 2012 -Jade Hughes
Scattered colours in these variegated pots by Jade Hughes.

New Designers part one 2012 -Dawn van Gerven
At University of Wolverhampton this pottery by Dawn van Gerven resembled toffee honeycomb.

New Designers part one 2012 -Holly Harkin
Holly Harkin‘s nobbled glass rolled on misshapen bases in sweet shop colours.

New Designers part one 2012 -Remy Dubibe
Amazing necklace art by Remy Dubibe at Central Saint Martins.

New Designers part one 2012 -Yasmin Houghton Glasier
Gigantic petal platters were made by Yasmin Houghton Glasier for Tunbridge Wells Hospital.

New Designers part one 2012 -Anna Krengel
Blue lidded urns by Anna Krengel commemorated Joan Tindall.

New Designers part one 2012 -Catherine Russell
At UCA Farnham I was immediately pulled towards an incredible display of ceramic babygros patterned with war imagery by Catherine Russell.

New Designers part one 2012 -Freya Anderson
At Bucks New University Freya Anderson took the protests of the past year as inspiration for this installation of ceramic security cameras.

New Designers part one 2012 -Sylia Panayiotidou
At Camberwell College of Art Sylia Panayiotidou created this glowing 3D artwork.

New Designers part one 2012 -Melissa J Vogel
Uneven bases were something of a theme: rolling basins from Melissa J Vogel contained slabs of coloured glass like hardened globs of sugar sweets. Her work was inspired by ‘dead zones’ in today’s ocean.

New Designers part one 2012 -Natalia Kukiel
New Designers part one 2012 -Natalia Kukiel
Characterful embroidered bears by Natalia Kukiel.

Natalie Sampson
A lot of fun: paint roller lights with interchangeable designs by Natalie Sampson at UCA Rochester.

More fabulous crafting talent coming up soon… here’s my second blog about the best designer makers at New Designers 2012.

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