Festivals & Celebrations 07

Textiles

Priscilla Jones

Featured Artist

Priscilla has been producing contemporary stitched mixed media pieces in 2D and 3D since completing her degree in Embroidery at Manchester Metropolitan University in 1997.

Priscilla draws her inspiration from a variety of sources exploring the concept of identity, memory and the strange translucency of time and its effects upon our personal environment. These theories underpin a range of areas within her work including freelance designs for fashion and interior fabrics exporting to Japan, Europe and the U.S.A.

Priscilla is continuously exhibiting across the U.K. She also lectures part time on the Foundation Degree in Contemporary Textile Design.

Recently awarded Best Product at Flair 2006.

Mixed Media Stitched and Constructed Textiles

Silversmithing & Jewellery

Moira Warren

Graduate Focus

Moira Warren graduated from the Silversmithing and Jewellery department of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2007.

A celebration of nature, my work incorporates the use of silver, gold and the technique of electroforming natural found material. Each found object is considered through the use of Goethean Method of Observation, which is a holistic scientific approach to studying the natural world.

Moira won the Gold Prize for her design entered in the IBB Commercial Jewellery Design Award. This was part of the 2007 Goldsmiths Craftsmanship & Design Awards held at Goldsmiths Hall, London.

Winner of Precious Metal Bursary awarded by Goldsmiths Hall, London.

Silverware & SIlver Jewellery (Electroforming)

Silversmithing & Jewellery

Lucy Irvine

Lucy graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art this summer and was selected to exhibit as part of the Festival & Celebrations contemporary craft summer show.

Thus far my work has primarily been concerned with colour. I originally looked at imagery from the townscapes in a remote, north-western, Kenyan town. I was inspired by the colours of the shop fronts, market scenes and African Clothes, which were often bright and conflicting; but just as often dull and worn.

In the future I hope to look at other sources; including other cultures, as well as the surrounding, beautiful landscapes of my own home in Highland Perthshire.

I find enamel an extremely appropriate material to use to create the colours I wish to realize. I enjoy the qualities it possesses, and I take pleasure in experimenting with layering to see what results can be achieved.

Hand-raised Silverware & Silver & Enamelled Jewellery

Silversmithing & Jewellery

Barbara MacLeod

Graduate Focus

Barbara MacLeod graduated this summer from the Silversmithing and Jewellery department of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. She won a Precious Metal Bursary from Goldsmiths Hall, London and the Richard Farrow Gold Medal Award.

Over the past couple of years I have been developing a vintage aesthetic in a contemporary way for a range of jewellery.

This is in response from research, to the current demand and popularity of the revival of a more decorative and vintage aesthetic with the products, jewellery and clothes we buy. In a nutshell, I am trying to create jewellery that has a feeling of the past, but is using new technologies of the computer to do so. More specifically I mean the use of 3D modelling packages, such as 3D Studio Max and 2D programmes like Illustrator.

I have researched patterns and ornaments from various eras and then gone on to create my own designs with computer packages such as Illustrator. Such intricate patterns and shapes, which I have designed are then cut out of sheet metal with a technique called photo etching. Any black and white pattern is scanned in and the acid eats away any black area, to create perfectly cut, beautiful patterns, or the pattern can just be slightly etched in to the metal.

Silver & photo etched jewellery

Woven Textiles

Joanna Neades

Joanna Neades,Textile Art, graduated from

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design this summer.

Spain holds a great number of festivals including festivals celebrating the birth of Christ, the picking of the crocus flower for Saffron to the running of the bulls in San Fermine. Festivals of this calibre and enthusiasm are not held in Britain.

Whatever the reasons for the festival are, strong emotions are expressed. Everything appears to intensify within the crowd. The feelings are contagious. I have explored feelings of power, excitement, and freedom contrasted with restriction and fear.

I wanted to express these feelings using bold colours, colours that are fun and bright and exciting. My colour palette originated from beautiful 1920s posters advertising the festival of Sevilla.

Woven Textiles for the fashion industry

Silversmithing & Jewellery

Emma Thomson

Emma Thomson graduated from the SIlversmithing and Jewellery department of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design this summer.

She won a Precious Metal Bursary awarded by Goldsmiths Hall, London.

The purpose of my jewellery is to be attractive, functional and playful. My work is primarily in Acrylic but I often incorporate silver to highlight certain aspects of my designs and to increase

the aesthetic value. I also use materials such as resin, steel, nylon thread, rubber and glass beads to compliment some designs.

I mainly use a laser, as this provides speed and accuracy to which I cannot compete, I cut the shapes out from different colours of sheet acrylic and combine them using liquid resin.

It is only possible to use the laser with acrylic as it does not melt with the extreme heat and I work with resin as it offers a wide selection of colour.

Colour has always played an important role in my work whether it is striking, contrasting or complimentary I transfer them into eye catching, vibrant jewellery that is hopefully visually stimulating.

Silver, Acrylic and Resin Jewellery

Exhibition of Contemporary Craft

Festivals & Celebrations

An exhibition celebrating the creativity and skill of contemporary craft and design. Summer is festival time - the work on display exemplifies the vibrancy and energy of contemporary designer-makers.

Featuring the work of Priscilla Jones, Textile Artist and winner of Best Product Award at Flair 2006.

Also showcasing graduates from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee.

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