Sunday, 10 June 2012

Yet again I have neglected my duties and haven't posted anything new for a while!

Since I am currently procrastinating during my train journey from my family home in Milton Keynes back to Edinburgh I thought it was about time that I got on it!

Sooo since my last post I have finished my degree, got my results (2:1 wooooop) and presented my work at the ECA Degree Show 2012! Busy, busy but all good!

Here are a few pics of my degree work to delight your lovely eyes...

Chapter XI



Detail of Chapter XI

As a complete installation, this work is called 'Chapter XI'. I have used black sand and float glass to aid the presentation of my kiln formed glass predominantly because it fits with the narrative which inspired my work this year... but also because hopefully it looks a little different to the average plinth! Thus people will look at it / remember it.

My plinth is 1220 x 1440 mm - a fairly vast area to fill with glass. The other day I when I was looking after our room at the exhibition, I was bored enough to count what I had actually got on the plinth: 73 clear pate de verre bowls (made from 15 different moulds in various quantities), 4 pate de verre bowls with black veins, 3 black pate de verre bowls and one massive black cast piece! So that's why I have not posted in this blog for a while... I was making all that lot!

Elements of this work will be going to London for New Designers in June. I need to scale down the quantity to fit the space that we have been allocated as a department, also I will be displaying it differently (not telling you how, it's a surprise) mainly for my own curiosity because I will be able to compare the reactions of Edinburgh to London. Should be interesting!

The next post will be on the results of the Concrete Project: a collaboration between the Architecture, Textiles and Glass departments at Edinburgh Uni which I am currently participating in... I am loving it! I am very excited to see what happens this week after last weeks preparations which involved a site visit to St Peters Seminary in Cardross and also experimenting in the textiles and wood workshops.

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