Following on from my first look at the best designer makers at this year’s New Designers, here, in no particular order, are more interesting creations that I found. At Bath Spa University small creatures by Isobelle Ancient were inspired by folk art and vintage toys.
At Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen Nicola Brand created knitted dolls inspired by Steampunk.
Kate Bell placed her spooky creations together with found objects on plinths.
At Oxford & Cherwell Valley College I was drawn towards these intricately patterned plastic bags, which had been upcycled into dresses by Judith Hammond.
Wonderful quilting by Heather Anderson, who loves to combine illustration with fabric manipulation.
I absolutely adored these little ceramic vignettes and bird boxes by Debbie Howard.
Gorgeous indigo blue and gilded pottery from Flux, a commercial project exploring the qualities of fine bone china by MA graduates at Staffordshire University. Want the whole set!
At University College Falmouth Bankers of the Universe took inspiration from pointless consumption and the current economic climate. ‘Grow monstrously wealthy disregard the plebeians and become the envy of all your friends, with this completely non-functional, over-sized and expensive Bankers of the Universe action figure.’
The Star Sculpture Series by Laura Beer.
At One Year On I liked these wire animal sculptures by Hayley Dix.
Curious miniature sculptures by Cabbage is King.
Gin Durham‘s playful ceramic sculptures took inspiration from traditional kid’s toys. Just fabulous…
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