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Posts Tagged ‘Royal College of Art’

Pick Me Up Selects 2015 Review

A quick run through of the artists chosen to display their work with Pick Me Up Selects 2015. Who will be your favourite?

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Pick Me Up is back! Here’s my run down of the twelve artists and illustrators chosen to exhibit as Pick Me Up Selects: this year the emphasis was on process as much as outcome, which meant a healthy selection of wildly different styles. Which is your favourite? Let the inspiration sharing begin...

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I was extremely pleased to see Gaurab Thakali chosen to showcase a series inspired by Prohibition America for Pick Me Up Selects, having loved his narrative work at the Camberwell graduate show last year (read my review here).

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Ornella Iannuzzi: an interview with fine art jeweller and ‘Jewellery Oscar’ gold award winner

The stunning designs of French jeweller Ornella Iannuzzi marry luxurious materials with innovative settings.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ornella Iannuzzi by Iris van Gelder. Ornella Iannuzzi is a fine art jeweller who has trained in both France and the UK. I discovered her unique and unusual designs at […]

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Fifty Years of Illustration: an interview with coauthor Lawrence Zeegen

This gigantic book is a must read for all illustrators and those interested in illustration: find out more in this fabulous in depth interview with coauthor Lawrence Zeegen

Written by Amelia Gregory

The definitive Fifty Years of Illustration by Lawrence Zeegen and Caroline Roberts was published by Laurence King late last year. This beautiful volume charts contemporary illustration’s rich history, starting with […]

Fashion Scout Graduate Showcase 2013: New Talent at London Fashion Week S/S 2014

A stunning array of new talent was on display at the Fashion Scout Graduate Showcase, shown at Freemasons' Hall on Sunday 15th September 2013.

Written by Kerry Flint

Xiao Li S/S 2014 by xplusyequals. A rainy Sunday London Fashion Week afternoon was spent uncovering a treasure trove of new talent at the Fashion Scout Graduate Presentation at Freemason’s […]

New Designers 2013 Jewellery: The Best Graduate Designers

I always get excited looking around the jewellery stands at New Designers: here's a selection of the most intriguing new designers and the ones who created jewellery I wanted for myself...

Written by Amelia Gregory

I always discover a huge number of brilliant new jewellery designers at the New Designers exhibition, and this year was no exception. Firstly, at the One Year On section I […]

Patrick Li: London Fashion Week Ones to Watch A/W 2013 Catwalk Preview Interview

As we count down to London Fashion Week new contributor Alex Kessler introduces Fashion Scout's Ones to Watch designer Patrick Li.

Written by Alex Kessler

Sneak Preview of Patrick Li A/W 2013 by Isher Dhiman. All other images S/S 2013. It’s that frantically fabulous point of year again, when Fashion Scout’s coveted Ones to Watch […]

Fiona Paxton: London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Preview Interview

Meet Fiona Paxton: queen of beading!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Fiona Paxton is a jeweller who works with the fine art of tambour beading to create bold earrings, necklaces and bracelets. I spoke with her about her intriguing career and […]

Royal College of Art MA Degree Show 2012 Review: Ceramics & Glass

From alienesque sculptural shapes by John Rainey to Dinner on the Seabed with Simone Perrotte there was plenty of interesting objects to admire from the Ceramics and Glass graduates.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Finally, following on from Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery and Textiles I moved on to the Ceramics part of the show, where I was most impressed by John Rainey’s alien-like […]

Royal College of Art MA Degree Show 2012 Review: Textiles

Superhero/football inspired pop art knitwear by Carlo Volpi, shoes by Tariq Mahmoud and upcycled upholstery by Tania Grace Knuckey...

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Moving on from Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery into the Textiles space Carlo Volpi’s colourful work not only appealed to me visually, but also plays around interesting themes. He is […]

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Royal College of Art MA Degree Show 2012 Review: Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery

At the Royal College of Art Show 2012 in Kensington I was impressed by some stunning work from the MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery graduates.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

‘Headphones for Soanes‘ by Jennifer Gray This year saw the creation of the new School of Material at the The Royal College of Art, which includes Fashion Womenswear and Menswear, […]

Pick Me Up 2012 Special: An interview with fashion illustrator Jason Brooks

We caught up with Fashion Illustration legend Jason Brooks at this year's Pick Me Up at Somerset House. As well as being utterly delightful he had some great words of advice for all those aspiring fashion illustrators out there.

Written by Alia Gargum

As a self-proclaimed lover of illustrating and in particular illustrating fashion, I eagerly made my way to this year’s Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair at Somerset House. Pick […]

Heohwan Simulation by Hwan Heo: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Heohwan Simulation by Hwan Heo was shown as part of Ones to Watch on Friday 17th February 2012 at Freemasons' Hall with Fashion Scout.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Heohwan Simulation A/W 2012 by Laura Mossop. First to show with Ones to Watch, Heohwan Simulation by Hwan Heo, was a power dressing bonanza – his roots as a menswear […]

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An interview with paper artist Rebecca J Coles

Rebecca J Coles creates vibrant paper assemblages, often featuring repeating butterfly silhouettes – here we speak with her about her influences, artistic processes, and what the New Year might hold in store.

Written by Caitlin Sinclair

All photos provided courtesy of Rebecca J Coles Where did you grow up, and are there aspects of your childhood which you see as being influential on your work? I […]

Object Dating with Hollie Paxton at the Royal College of Art

Object Dating with Hollie Paxton is part of her work-in-progress show at the RCA from 12-18 January 2012. Get involved here!

Written by Amelia Gregory

I am loving the sound of Object Dating, which will be featured as part of the work in progress show at the Royal College of Art this week. Artist and […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Menswear Day Catwalk Review: Ones to Watch Trine Lindegaard

Danish designer Trine Lindegaard presented a playful collection with a distinct Scandinavian flavour as part of Ones to Watch on Wednesday 21st September 2011 at Freemasons' Hall.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Trine Lindegaard S/S 2012 by Gareth A Hopkins. Ones to Watch menswear once again took place during a very busy menswear Wednesday afternoon. There was as ever an eager crowd […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Blow Presents Jane Bowler

Jane Bowler is an innovative design graduate of the RCA. She showed a vibrant collection inspired by the story of Icarus at LSO St. Luke's on Sunday 18th September 2011 as part of Blow Presents.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jane Bowler S/S 2012 by Ellie Sutton. Jane Bowler is a graduate of the Royal College of Art who works in innovative ways with inexpensive and mundane materials, store and […]

Power of Making at the V&A: exhibition review

The Power of Making celebrates the best of human imagination and creativity in craft: here's some of my favourite things I discovered, including an embroidered surgical implant and a baby created out of marzipan.

Written by Amelia Gregory

A hyperrealistic baby doll created by Elaine Colbert for ‘adoption’. Yesterday I went along to check out the new Power of Making exhibition at the V&A Porter Gallery in conjunction […]

Royal College of Art MA Degree Show 2011 Review: Communication Art and Design

Best animation, illustration and graphic design from this year's Royal College of Art graduates: Tom Senior, Peter J. Laugesen, Jo Blaker, Mike Redmond, Cat Roissetter and Eleanor Taylor.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Nomads by Tom Senior. I will confess that I found the new location for Communication Art & Design at the Royal College of Art show somewhat difficult to navigate – […]

Royal College of Art MA Degree Show 2011 Review: Architecture

Some really interesting architectural concepts from RCA graduates Bethany Wells, James Christian, Bethan Kay and Tom Lasbrey. Hard to find most of them online though...

Written by Amelia Gregory

A gilded vision of Com Dem Nation by Tom Lasbrey. I don’t know much about the architectural world, web but I do know what I like. Here’s the graduate architects […]

New Designers 2011 Part One: Ceramics and Glass Graduate Show Review

A variety of beautiful ceramics and glass-making talent from lots of different universities. Loved very much Tim Rawlinson and Nan Kong and many more artist makers.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Glassware by Tim Rawlinson. Ceramics and Glass took up most of the upper balcony at New Designers part one, pill curling against the railings in small exhibition spaces that brought […]