The second year of our Friends of the Show scheme provided fantastic support for the recent Degree Show.
Two of the Friends, Pretty Fly and Author Interiors, told us about their favourite exhibitors.
“This week we are exploring the work of two very talented recent graduates from Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Rebecca Phelps and Isla Keiller, who both studied Jewellery and Metal Design. Rebecca produces gorgeous eco silver and titanium pieces and Isla creates her stunning porcelain vessels, decorated with resin and metal powder. Both kindly sat down with us to tell us about their work.”
“Duncan of Jordanstone is the reason our business exists. Both Nicola and myself are ex graduates from the college and it’s amazing to maintain a connection over 15 years later. The Art College continues to provide inspiration, support and budding new stockists. We’re approached daily by makers from all over the UK and we find that DJCAD graduates are amongst the very best. Being a “Friend of the Show” is a no-brainer. This year we’re taking in work from two new graduates Milly Munday and Andrea Dritschel.”
Milly has already covered a few shifts for us in “Pretty Fly”, and we’re really excited to have her collection here. Her work is based on the beaches surrounding Scotland. The entire range is unique and conjures a nostalgic feeling, utilising the shapes found in limpet shells. We find that with many new graduates there is a natural transition between Art Collage and producing a commercial range. However with Milly, her jewellery was completely viable in either space already, something to be admired in a gallery but instantly wearable.