Today, I went to look round the degree show properly, as it was a bit of a squeeze on the opening night, with so many people there! Here are some highlights from the architects, which I photographed mainly as inspiration for techniques that I could try in the future, rather than for the design necessarily.
Following on from all that very inspirational work (and much more besides), I visited the DJCAD (Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design). Unfortunately, I was unable to take all the photos that I wanted to here as some rooms requested that no photos should be taken and I was even told in another that they would not like me to take pictures. I’m sorry about all the talented people I will therefore have to leave out of this post.
Rachael Deas’s lighting was really interesting and definitely something I hope to see more of in the future. Light always interests me, to be honest so this was quite exciting!
I love Zoe Davidson’s variety in her show, and it is definitely worth visiting her site to see everything that she does. Each piece has beauty, intrigue and is eye-catching regardless of size.
Layla Cowan has a lot of interesting work and this piece drew my attention the most. It has a very simple beauty that brings you to spend a lot of time watching it.
I enjoyed Cheryl Thomas’s dramatic images in her fine art show, and her website is interesting as well, to see more of how she works and more pieces. I found that each piece made me want to learn more, to look closer. There is a lot of beauty as well as depth here, in my opinion.
As I mentioned before, there were a number of artists and designers whose work I was unable to photograph, and I thought I would share a list of them, with relevant links here. I am very sorry that I have not been able to show everyone’s work that I enjoyed as I could not always find a business card, but I hope you like these guys!
Samantha Lain Key Designer/Maker – Samantha has some very delicate pieces (which is nearly always something I am drawn to) and incorporates some satisfying forms. Lovely!
Jamie Kunka – Incredible wooden skis. I just really really want a pair!
Kirsten Manzi Jewellery Design – I loved Kirsten’s work. I enjoyed the connections with architecture (that is maybe obvious given that I’m doing architecture!) and her sketchbooks were really interesting to look through as well.
Fay McGlashan Designer and Maker – Beautiful clean porcelain pieces with some interesting concepts.
I hope that anyone who did go to the degree show enjoyed it as much as I did, and anyone else, you have one day left to go or just have a look through everyone’s work on the DJCAD website. Unfortunately they do not include the architects on this page.