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DESIGN crafts BA (Hons)

This catalogue accompanies the degree show exhibition which represents the culmination of three years study for graduates from the Design Crafts BA (Hons) course at De Montfort University, Leicester. The exhibition celebrates student success and we acknowledge the creativity, skill and determination that have resulted in this work. The process of making artefacts demands a considerable amount of endeavour, knowledge, courage and financial commitment and is driven by a genuine determination to succeed. I commend the graduates on their organisation and planning in producing the diverse range of exciting craft and design work on show and for the fund raising efforts that have enabled the production of this catalogue. Our graduating students and staff team recognise the support and considerable encouragement received from family and friends during the course. We are all proud to share the results of their hard work and celebrate their combined success. I wish them all good luck in their future careers, wherever they are and whatever they do! IMOGEN aust Programme Leader.


GRACE barson JADE beavan HANNAH brown RUTH dale BELINDA dibrowa SARA drury KATHERINE fortnum CHARLOTTE gaskin STEFFI glaves LAUREN haddock JESSIE hadley-stokes VICTORIA hall MARTHA harris CHAZ hudson DANIELLE jackson SURBI juneja AMY larkin KATE martin MEREDITH mcrobie IMOGEN milsom RACHEL parnell ELIZABETH patuzzo ceramics metals

textiles and paper glass

EMILY penrose STEFFNIE percival ANT pipe TALISA reynolds REBECCA robinson FAYE scharenheuvel PHOEBE shackleton trevor CLAIRE DANIELLE sherriff AMY shore RUTH simmons NICOLA steele EMILY stevens JESSICA streets MEGAN strickson HANNAH talbot KATYA taylor ELEN thorne ABIGAIL udale ZELDA velika SARAH warburton FAYE williams


GRACE barson


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Vintage is the theme for my designs, for surface decoration and the one–off ceramic artefacts. I use old jewellery and china ‘nick-knacks’ from charity shops which have floral themes. Illustrations and flower designs come from drawings manipulated in Adobe Photoshop. The objects are transformed into new pieces by taking casts from the floral elements and producing press moulds.

e: grace_barson32@hotmail.com


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My creative inspiration involves the observation of cellular forms from within the human body; I chose this as a concept because it’s possible to find interesting shapes based on cellular structures. I have used slip-casting and mixed earthenware and porcelain slips together to create series of vessels.

e: jadebeavan@hotmail.co.uk f: /jade-emily t: @_jade_emily


HANNAH brown


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To create this glass collection I have placed trails, joins or patterns during the making process, I used the ‘Incalmo’ technique which allowed me to combine contrasting patterned and coloured sections to define the subtlety and movement of the form.

e: hannah-brown2011@live.co.uk f: /hannahbrownglass


RUTH dale


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The ceramic pieces have been inspired by bird’s nests. They are handmade using slip and various textile fibres, which are burned away during the firing process leaving a fragile and unique skeleton-like structure.

e: ruth-jessica@hotmail.co.uk f: /decorativeceramicsbyr.d


BELINDA dibrowa


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I am a designer - maker specialising in surface pattern, textiles and ceramics, creating decorative pieces for the home. Inspiration comes from absolutely anything, the latest catwalk fashion, jewellery, interiors. I use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to manipulate photographs and imagery to create collage and pattern which are then applied to ‘found’ ceramic tableware.

e: Belinda.dibrowa@gmail.com w: www.belindadibrowa.tumblr.com


SARA drury


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For this collection, I have focused on a range of processes on steel, embracing elements generally seen as flaws in the material, such as rust and erosion, and making them the main aesthetic of the piece. The work compares and combines the properties of steel, with those of paper and fabric

e: saralj@hotmail.co.uk f: /SaraDruryMixedMedia


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I am inspired by nature, particularly delicate, structural forms. I have developed my current body of work through experimentation and pushing the limits of the ceramic process and the fragile quality of clay.

e: kfortnum@hotmail.co.uk f: /KatherineFortnumCeramics


CHARLOTTE gaskin


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The inspiration for this body of work is the seashore. Specialising in hand building, I work with crank clay adding textures from shells, barnacles and limpets to create interesting surfaces. I have created trinket boxes that are inspired by rocks and pebbles, as no pebble is the same I have created a diverse collection of organic shapes and forms.

e: charlottegaskin@hotmail.com b: www.charlotteg20.blogspot.co.uk


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I make ink drawings of telephone wires, pylons, scaffolding and roofs which I digitally deconstruct, tessellate, and reconstruct, developing the drawing from a flat surface into three dimensional forms which can be used as lighting. A range of processes are used to develop the simple initial theme into complex three dimensional structures.

e: steffi_glaves@hotmail.co.uk b: www.steffiglaves.blogspot.com


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The main focus for my current body of work has been around plant cells or more specifically plant cell micrographs. Millefiori canes have been used to represent individual cells and to form structures within the collection of glass forms and wearables.

e: laurenhaddock@live.com w: www.laurenjdesign.blogspot.co.uk


JESSIE hadley-stokes


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h a d l e y - s t o k e s I have been inspired by the techniques of origami and have combined this with screen printing. Imagery was initially inspired by traditional Japanese patterns and includes hummingbirds and chrysanthemum flowers these have been combined with painterly style faces. Designs are then showcased on a three dimensional origami surfaces.

e: jessiestokes@btinternet.com w: www.jessielousiehadley.co.uk w: www.linkedin.com/in/jessielouisehadleyillustrator b: www.jessiehadley.blogspot.co.uk f: /illustrator4biz t: @illustrator4biz


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My collection focuses on the distortion of line across a three dimensional form. Traditional Italian cane working techniques have been distorted by cutting and stabbing through the glass to create non-functional vessels.

e: vickyahall@hotmail.co.uk b: www.victoriahalldesign.blogspot.co.uk f: /VictoriaHallDesign


MARTHA harris


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I strive for a pure and clean aesthetic within my collection of simple functional tableware. My practice involves slip casting with earthenware and decorating with white and coloured glazes. The accents of colour playfully enhance the geometric shapes that hide within the interlocking forms that are revealed when used.

e: martharuthharris@hotmail.co.uk b: www.martharuthharris.blogspot.co.uk


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My work is influenced by a time in my life when I had to live on the street. De Montfort University, the Fletcher Tower and especially my degree in Design Crafts have been a huge stepping stone in my life. The Fletcher building at DMU is represented in my work which uses reclaimed clay and oxides.

e: chaz_dmu@hotmail.co.uk e: poeticpottery@hotmail.co.uk w: www.wchazhudson.wix.com/poeticpottery b: www.chazmixedmedia.blogspot.co.uk


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My final collection is inspired by vintage luggage and vanity cases. Processes used are a combination of hand stitch and machine stitch, vacuum forming, embossing, screen printing, etching and wax metal casting. These techniques combine with selected materials to create a ‘contemporary vintage’ collection.

e: danielle_j_1991@hotmail.co.uk e: daniellejackson_designer@hotmail.co.uk f: /danielle.jackson


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Geometric shapes, abstraction and bright colours are the theme of my work. My organic designs are inspired by flowers, human emotions and found patterns in nature; my area of specialism is digital and screen printing. My work is aimed at a commercial market along with one-off hand made designs.

e: surbi.juneja@gmail.com f: /Surbi.J


AMY larkin


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My hand cut paper installation was inspired by the drought, subsequent heavy rainfall and floods that occurred during 2012 and how the waterways and rivers in south-east England were affected. The Buckby Watercan is a symbol of Canal Craft and has been used in the installation to represent people affected by the extreme weather conditions. The paper sculpture is a focus for cut paper techniques and lighting effects and was made using a combination of hand cut and folded paper techniques.

e: amylarks22@hotmail.com f: /amylarkinpaperartist


KATE martin


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For this installation I have used wood, textiles, metal, glass and plastics to convey different textures and to translate elements of my design onto multiple surfaces. Architecture and the decorative aspects of the Georgian period have influenced my designs; my use of the ceiling rose and of building exteriors is a direct reflection of the styles of that era.

e: kmartin2112@yahoo.co.uk w: www.katemartindesign.tumblr.com


MEREDITH mcrobie


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This body of work is inspired by bird skulls, especially the smooth, delicate qualities of bone. The work explores the relationship between jewellery and the human form. Crisp, clear lines and soft, gentle sculptural curves have been combined in this collection of rings which have been designed to fit around different parts of the hand in a seamless and organic manner.

e: moto20504@hotmail.co.uk e: meredithmcrobie@icloud.com b: www.merrymcrobie.blogspot.com


IMOGEN milsom


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Laser cutting and electroforming have been used for this collection which was inspired by butterflies. The butterfly forms have been silver and gold plated and then hand riveted and stitched together to create traditional pendants and rings well as a ‘wearable swarm’ or cluster of butterflies for the catwalk.

e: lil_miss_immi@msn.com


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My work focuses on my struggle with having dyslexia. Using nickel, I have created sculptural pieces that the viewer is obliged to look at closely to see the hidden detail inside. This reflects the hidden struggle to cope with dyslexia and the issues this creates.

e: hazeleyes01@hotmail.com e: RParnell.Design@gmail.com b: www.rachelparnell.blogspot.co.uk f: /RachelParnellDesign


ELIZABETH patuzzo


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I am attracted to, and inspired by colour; my inspiration for this work came from flowers. I have chosen simple tableware forms to highlight the colourful glazes and hand drawn floral decoration.

e: lizi_patuzzo@hotmail.co.uk b: www.lizipatuzzo.blogspot.com


EMILY penrose


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I enjoy working with stitch to manipulate or enhance a range of materials, adding texture, colour and pattern. This body of work is inspired by the shapes and forms within knitted fabrics. I have explored knit techniques and patterns to produce a textile print collection as well as one-off knit pieces.

e: ej.penrose@hotmail.co.uk b: iamejp.blogspot.co.uk f: /Iamejp t: @i_amEJP


STEFFNIE percival


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Taking inspiration from damaged or wrecked World War 1 and 2 aircraft, I have developed a body of work that combines traditional and unconventional ways of working with precious and non precious metal. My work looks at the impact of a single gunshot and how it can create unexpected impressions in metal. This body of work aims to stimulate thought, conversation and curiosity and reflect on the beauty that can be found in damaged surfaces.

e: steffniepercival@hotmail.co.uk b: www.steffniepercival.blogspot.co.uk


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My work stems from the closed Spode ceramics factory in Stoke-on-Trent. Using debris from the factory and with respect for traditional ceramics production techniques, my pieces comment on the demise of the industry and give new value and meaning to discarded items.

e: antpipe@icloud.com w: www.antpipe.co.uk


TALISA reynolds


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My current work is based on drawings that combine the man-made, road markings, brickwork and natural textures such as tree bark and leaves. I have used screen printing, digital printing and Adobe Photoshop to mesh together this imagery and to create a range of designs for fashion and / or interiors.

e: talisa-r@hotmail.co.uk f: /Talisa-Reynolds-Textile-Design


REBECCA robinson


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My jewellery pieces are inspired by traditional jewellery and it’s portrayal of wealth and status. I wanted to contradict and exaggerate this concept by exploring non-traditional materials, using them in place of gemstones. I have used CAD software and machinery to create facets and shapes that accurately replicate cut gemstones. My necklaces aim to celebrate fakery in jewellery.

e: rebeccarobinson_555@hotmail.com b: www.bexrobinson.blogspot.co.uk


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s c h a r e n h e u v e l I’ve always been interested in bygone eras; my mum said I knew the opening routine from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by the age of five. My childhood dressing up box was full of old dance costumes and strings of faux pearls. Now 30, I still love dressing up, and spend my weekends at 1940s World War II events. So when it was time to start my final collection I wanted to focus my attention on the effect the Second World War had on the British pottery industry.

e: queeniequeenofthemall@yahoo.co.uk f: /QueenieVonTutsCeramics


PHOEBE shackleon trevor


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shackletontrevor Initially I was inspired by models of sea creatures such as zooplankton, particularly Radiolaria, made using lampwork by Rudolf and Leopold Blaschka in the 19th century. I have used this research into historic lamp work models to create a contemporary version of my own that is full of pattern and character.

e: pj@phoebejoy.co.uk w: www.phoebejoy.co.uk


CLAIRE - DANIELLE sherriff


C L A I R E - DA N I E L L E s h e r r i f f My chosen processes have allowed me to make decorative and wearable forms. The electroforming process has emphasised the translation of soft textile elements to a hard material. Some of the pieces have been flocked which further integrates materials as well as adding colour and texture.

e: claire-sherriff@hotmail.co.uk w: www.clairedaniellesherriff.com


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On February 6th 2012, I suffered a 3rd degree burn to my left hand. Since then, I have had 2 operations, spent 115 hours rubbing in moisturiser and taken 560 pills. Only since then have I truly appreciated my body and how awesome it is. With this collection I want to try and give the viewer a different insight into the world of recovery and medicine.

e: ahshore@gmail.com f: /shorephotography


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This work is focussed on the sometimes sinister aspects of Grimm’s Fairytales. Many of the quotes illustrated have an underlying feminist view-point and show how the pressures on women to look beautiful have been present throughout the decades. The manipulation of paper with stitch creates a particular aesthetic which alludes to today’s obsession with plastic surgery - aesthetically pleasing yet unnatural.

e: ra.simmons@hotmail.co.uk f: /RuthSimmonsArtDesign


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My glass forms are inspired by the formation of natural rock clusters and mineral specimens. I am particularly interested in the contrast between the rough and rocky exterior and the shiny, vibrant interior. My work exploits the naturally reflective and transparent properties of glass. I contrast soft and gentle curves with sudden sharp and polished slices.

e: nicola.steele.design@hotmail.co.uk b: www.nicolasteeledesign.blogspot.co.uk/ f: /NicolaSteeleDesign


EMILY stevens


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For this body of work I explored various forms of dance and movement, eventually focusing on the ballet Swan Lake and the more contemporary production Black Swan. The music and movement is elegant yet extremely dynamic, I wanted to capture and exaggerate this using the fluidity of glass.

e: emilystevensglass@hotmail.co.uk f: /emilystevensdesignandcraft


JESSICA streets


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My work is all about making textures and patterns with paint, my designs are hand painted on to paper. I use many print techniques in my work, including lino printing, hand cut stencils, painting through different fabrics and the use of various tools to achieve different textures. I have also used digital printing to translate these hand-rendered effects onto fabric.

e: boo_streets@hotmail.co.uk


MEGAN strickson


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My one-off wall pieces are never drawn out onto paper but are sewn directly onto fabric either commercially produced or hand-woven. I am inspired by Scandinavian geometric design and colours that derive from Northern Europe. The use of meticulous hand embroidery with fabric manipulation adds a contemporary touch to traditional techniques.

e: meganstrickson@hotmail.co.uk w: www.meganstrickson.tumblr.com f: /meganstricksontextiledesign


HANNAH talbot


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My work uses kiln formed and cast glass processes. Working from models which have been developed through a combination of digital and hand techniques. Card models are used to make ‘burn out’ moulds, generating different sizes and styles of clear glass forms. The ideas and shapes for this body of work have come from the architecture of both ancient Rome and modern day London.

e: htalbot176@aol.co.uk w: www.htalbot176.wix.com/hannahmay-ceramics f: /HannahMayCeramics


KATYA taylor


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I became fascinated by my neighbour’s house after my family were given the keys when he sadly passed away last year. I had lived next to this man my entire life, yet knew very little about him. The house looked as though it hadn’t been redecorated since he first moved-in in 1957, and my ceramic pieces aim to capture this sense of nostalgia, familiarity and sentiment. I wanted to convey the sadness I felt at the thought of this house being renovated leaving no impression of the life that had been.

e: katyataylor@hotmail.com f: /madebykatya t : @madebykatya


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I am currently working with metal, using a combination of hand raising and forming to create an installation inspired by natural forms. The complexity of metal as a material interests me. The initial physical effort required to cut and manipulate metal, contradicted by the ease with which it can be handled and reformed once heated.

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I have found inspiration from my collections of second-hand objects, which range from printed paper ephemera to ceramic jugs. I work with different printing techniques, mainly lino and have included elements of hand-rendered typography into the collection. I have created a range of both two and three dimensional paper pieces, based on my treasured collections.

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This series of ‘Icons’ consists of five portraits, made using print and stitch techniques. The portraits represent people who have influenced me and my aspirations.

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SARAH warburton


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w a r b u r t o n In this body of work I have developed a collection of ceramic functional boxes which can be used in different ways and have different purposes. Perhaps to store precious objects, jewellery, special photographs or letters keeping them safe.

e: s.w.ceramics@live.com b: www.sarahwarburtonceramics.blogspot.co.uk f: /swceramics1992


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My collection is a combination of glass and metal elements which have been inspired by mechanical structures. Pieces are created using a range of manipulating techniques, pulling and stretching glass spikes resulting in functional and decorative forms. The wall pieces are kiln fused glass and enamelled copper. The rich, contrasting fiery reds, metallic blues and earthy greens evoke the natural erosion of rust.

e: williams.fayealicia@gmail.com f: /Handcrafted-by-Faye-Williams


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS TUTORS: IMOGEN aust GRAEME hawes ED hull JACKIE oliver JANE prosser KIM sutherland ANGELA thwaites TECHNICIANS: ROBIN buttery JILL ellinsworth MICHAELA hawes KEVIN holdaway SIMON lambert MARCUS lee adams ANDY loke LIZ marchetti ANDY shore HANNAH townsend GEOFF trevor

PHOTOGRAPHY: NIGEL essex DAVE usher AMY shore PRINTED BY: PRINTSHOP litho print solutions CATALOGUE DESIGNED BY: MEGAN strickson SARAH warburton


Design Crafts BA (Hons) 2013 Degree Show brochure  

This catalogue accompanies the degree show exhibition which represents the culmination of three years study for graduates from the Design Cr...

Design Crafts BA (Hons) 2013 Degree Show brochure  

This catalogue accompanies the degree show exhibition which represents the culmination of three years study for graduates from the Design Cr...

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