In May of this year I completed a General Art and Design Course at Duncan of Jordanstone last year and loved it!
So I then internally reapplied into my 2nd Year to do Jewellery and Metalwork, which I started in September this year. It's what I have allllways wanted to do, so I'm really putting my all into the projects we've been given.
The first project was based on texture-we made paper, then metal samples to lead onto a final vessel design inspired by the textures we had already experimented with-safe to say I burnt my hands, cut them, hammered then several times!!! Within the 4 week project we got taught some basic skills such as soldering, scoring, and using some other tools within the workshop environment. The course seems to be about self discipline and teaching yourself skills and techniques through making mistakes! Its a good way of working, though with those who haven't done jewellery and metalwork before(which is 14/17 of us!) its a bit hard to get your head around.
The project we are currently working on is....a bit random to be honest! All 17 of us were given a piece of fruit (I got given a Royal Gala Apple....
Hopefully will keep this blog up-to-date on what I'm up to in the studio and my inspirations out with Uni life.
Till later x