If you were following the graduate show last week you’ll have heard of Joseph Hartley. On Wednesday he was awarded the BDC New Designer of the Year Award with judges commenting on his “passion for functionality and innovation”. I noticed him almost as soon as I entered the building; the apron screamed out ‘proud & [...] Read more – ‘New Designers 2012 Top Ten, Our Top 2!’.
At Number 6 in this weeks New Designers Top Ten is Peter Willis. I was drawn to the colours and textures of Peters ceramic work – like beautiful relics found at the bottom of the ocean. He was a delight to meet as well, clearly alive and excited by his new creative adventure. It’s always [...] Read more – ‘New Designers 2012, Top Ten, Numbers 5 and 6’.
Overwhelmed by the talent at last weeks New Designers show we have selected our favourite Top Ten to share with you throughout this week. Today, at number 8 is jewellery maker Georgia Cockerill, who impressed us with the way she uses her work to convey pressing global issues. And at number 7, we fell in [...] Read more – ‘New Designers 2012 – Top Ten – Numbers 7 and 8’.
New Designers is a graduate exhibition held each year in the Business Design Centre in London. Over 3,500 of the most talented newly graduated designers from across the nation come together to showcase their work to the press, media and anyone else who fancies a nosey. I went along last week and was struck by [...] Read more – ‘New Designers 2012 – Folksy Top Ten’.
Tell us about yourself. Hi Frankly. Well, where do I start? I guess I’ve always been creative, I used to watch my Opa paint but, when I was young I was really into fashion, I went for interviews at the big famous schools, I even spent some time at a fashion house in London recently, [...] Read more – ‘New Designer – Annabel Williams’.
Decorative Arts Graduate Emma Cowell creates beautifully delicate patterns using pen and paper. It makes me want to get my Sharpie out… Tell us about your work and your style. My work is 2D relief illustration and paper cutting. I mostly produce framed pieces and also do commissioned pieces, drawings/illustrations, and have done larger scale installation [...] Read more – ‘New Designer – Emma Cowell’.
Great glass from new designer Denise Williams. Tuck in. My passion has taken me on a journey of discovery. I am a creative who has always been interested in anything to do with the arts, from painting, sewing, knitting, stained glass & copper foiling to wood working and sculpting, I am most happiest when designing [...] Read more – ‘New Designer… Denise Williams’.
James Uren is a recent graduate from Bucks New Uni who designs really cool furniture. I thought you might like him too. I first took an interest in furniture when I was studying in Worcester (my home town) on a 3D design BTEC ND. I spent three years after this in a bit of a [...] Read more – ‘New Designer – James Uren’.
Always on the look out for new and inspiring makers, we came across designer & illustrator Karen Perry at this years New Designers in London. Having achieved a first class (Hons) degree in Design & Applied Arts, Karen was quickly recognised by Texprint as one of their Top 50 designers for 2011. When I caught up with her I was keen to hear a little bit about the inspiration behind her work and where she sees herself in 10 years time Read more – ‘New Designer – Karen Perry’.
Folksy is about discovering, supporting and celebrating new talent so I’ve been digging around to bring you some of the freshest faces on the ‘making’ block! First up is a young jewellery maker from St. Andrews who caught our eye at this years New Designers. Roisin Connolly is a 22 year old jeweller who recently graduated [...] Read more – ‘New Designer – Roisin Connolly’.