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Top 25 Art Blog - Creative Tourist

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

Curious creatures, ceramic toys and an oversized scary devil banker are amongst some of my finds at this year's show.

Written by Amelia Gregory

New Designers part one 2012 -Isobelle Ancient
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.

New Designers part one 2012 -Nicola Brand
At Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen Nicola Brand created knitted dolls inspired by Steampunk.

New Designers part one 2012 -Kate Bell
Kate Bell placed her spooky creations together with found objects on plinths.

New Designers part one 2012 -Judith Hammond
At Oxford & Cherwell Valley College I was drawn towards these intricately patterned plastic bags, which had been upcycled into dresses by Judith Hammond.

New Designers part one 2012 -Heather Anderson
Wonderful quilting by Heather Anderson, who loves to combine illustration with fabric manipulation.

New Designers part one 2012 -Debbie Howard
New Designers part one 2012 -Debbie Howard
New Designers part one 2012 -Debbie Howard
I absolutely adored these little ceramic vignettes and bird boxes by Debbie Howard.

New Designers part one 2012 -Flux
New Designers part one 2012 -Flux
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!

New Designers part one 2012 -Falmouth Bankers of the Universe
New Designers part one 2012 -Falmouth Bankers of the Universe
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.’

New Designers part one 2012 -Laura Beer
The Star Sculpture Series by Laura Beer.

New Designers part one 2012 -Hayley Dix
At One Year On I liked these wire animal sculptures by Hayley Dix.

New Designers part one 2012 -Cabbage is King
Curious miniature sculptures by Cabbage is King.

New Designers part one 2012 -Gin Durham
New Designers part one 2012 -Gin Durham
Gin Durham‘s playful ceramic sculptures took inspiration from traditional kid’s toys. Just fabulous…

In my final round up from New Designers 2012 part one I’ll be looking at jewellery.

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