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It is actually almost here… Degree Show 2012!

30 Apr

I am currently working very long hours day in day out to get everything finished in time for  my assessment which is just over a week away! For more information about my upcoming degree show at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee please have a look at the following webpage: http://www.dundee.ac.uk/djcad/degreeshow/studentsexhibiting/textiledesign/samanthacleminson/

Last week I had my first ever fashion photo shoot which I found quite challenging, as I normally capture still life compositions and take landscape photographs whilst walking in the Lake District. Below are a few photographs which show two of the pieces from my degree show collection.

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Naomi Ito

24 Aug

The following bright and summery pieces are by Naomi Ito, a Japanese artist and textile designer who I first came across 2 years ago when I was just beginning my Textile Design degree at The University of Dundee.

Catherine Hammerton

8 Jul

I first came across Catherine Hammerton’s customized, bespoke wall coverings whilst carrying out research for my dissertation. Featured in the particular book I was reading entitled ‘Green Design’ was some beautiful wallpaper created, by Catherine Hammerton, using a range of recycled materials such as vintage lace and envelopes. Catherine Hammerton also creates intricate 3-dimensional wallpaper, colourful, quirky soft furnishings and other home accessories.

5 Fabulous Finds

7 Jan

Below is some information about 5 artists/designers that I think are interesting and definitely worth a look at. I have also included some images of their work and links to their websites.

Lisa Kellner

I first came across the work of Lisa Kellner when I was carrying out some self-motivated research in to heat set fabrics and unusual sculptures. Lisa Kellner lists decay, erosion and disease as inspiration for her work, which in my opinion is rather unusual, but also very interesting.

http://lisakellner.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandra Backlund

I think the knitted creations of Sandra Backlund are original, contemporary and unique despite her use of traditional techniques. Much of her sculptural knit distorts the natural silhouette of the human body.

http://www.sandrabacklund.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claire Coles

Claire Coles designs a whole range of beautiful products from bespoke embroidered wallpapers to gift cards, mugs and pictures. Flora and fauna seem to greatly inspire her creations.

http://www.clairecolesdesign.co.uk/


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nora Fok

Nora Fok creates fascinating jewellery using nylon-fishing line. The structures she creates are delicate and very intricate. I particularly like her head and neckpieces that can be viewed on her website:

http://www.norafok.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jonas Samson

The creation by Jonas Samson that captured my attention is light emitting wallpaper, which I only discovered recently when researching responsive and smart materials for my dissertation proposal. Not only could the wallpaper be a fun alternative to a lamp but it could also be seen as an eye catching contemporary piece of art. It could also save a lot of energy if solar powered technology could be incorporated!

http://www.jonassamson.com/

Kristine Bjaadal

27 Sep

Whilst on the train recently my boyfriend was reading the online Virgin Trains magazine and told me about this tablecloth which i decided to look up.  The designer behind the tablecloth known as the ‘underfull tablecloth’ is Kristine Bjaadal. The above video shows  that when liquid is spilt on to the tablecloth a design appears. For more information here is an article about the tablecloth: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1251149/Tablecloth-turns-accidental-red-wine-spills-pretty-patterns.html or why not check out Kristine Bjaadal ‘s blog?(http://kristinebjaadal.wordpress.com/)

Natascha Stolle

24 Aug

This afternoon Natashca Stolle’s quirky tights caught my eye in a magazine and i decided to have a look at some more of her work. I think her website is definitely worth a look, her work is not only unique and inspiring but the website itself is pretty unusual. www.nataschastolle.com

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