Keeping you up to date with the all the latest work from students, staff, and graduates of the programme, and highlighting the best work & events for 3D Designers from around the world.
Final preparations are underway for this year’s Degree Shows, opening this weekend Saturday 13th June.
As usual, there is a diverse range of work on show across a wide variety of materials and professional practices. Here’s just a taste to whet your appetite!
The shows are open until Weds 24th June. For further details please follow the link – http://degreeshow.mmu.ac.uk/
Taking inspiration from classic design, modernist architecture and contemporary designers alike, I aim to produce socially considerate objects, supplying uncomplicated, elegant furniture for the home and office.
‘To the Core’ is an exploration of the five stage theory of grief by Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. Through the combination of materials I have created pieces symbolising denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.
Through the use of precious metals and semi-precious stones I create jewellery that explores the ideas of hidden meaning, security and how a piece of jewellery wears with its owner over time.
The reinforcement of gender roles within children’s toys and the packaging of toys are influences on my current collection. I aim to make a humorous yet real comment on how toy companies design and produce domestic-based, pink, pretty, princess objects for girls, and action-packed, blue, tough, army things for boys.
Funky Faces helps people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder to understand the structure of the face and to read emotions. It also improves the development of problem-solving, cognitive and fine motor skills, as well as teaching people with ASD to recognise the size and shape of facial features.
I capture snapshots and glimpses of everyday lives and activities. I seek to convey the absence of presence through being the outsider looking in. I aim to translate these observations through ceramic forms.
I use the graal technique, an advanced glassmaking process, to achieve details in my glass pieces that are found in the brightly coloured feather patterns of humming birds.
As a lighting designer I have created my range from a distinctive selection of materials that combine the latest LED technology with fine anodised aluminium and rubber.