One Year On: Ahead of Time


I'm writing this on a very busy train home from London. After relocating myself to a less crowded carriage, I've realised that I now don't have use of a plug socket and will be running out of battery shortly.


I exhibited with Nottingham Trent at New Designers in 2012 and recently found out that I had been invited back as part of 'One Year On'. New designers is a platform for new graduating artists and is highly attended by top galleries and industry professionals.

Jethro Macey

Jethro Macey

My work will be featured in the OYO exhibition curated by Jethro Macey, furniture, products & interiors designer. 

"One Year On is a destination feature within New Designers that presents young, entrepreneurial designers who are in their first year of business." (ND, 2013)

Its a great opportunity to attend such a prestigious event again.


The exhibition takes place over two weeks and in two parts in June and July. Part 1, in which im exhibiting, is the 26th-29th June and features textiles, fashion & accessories, contemporary applied arts & jewellery & precious metalwork. 

Today's prepare day begin with an introduction & exhibition overview by Isobel Dennis the event director. Later in the day Isobel also gave advice on pricing and costing products.

Patricia Van Den Akker from the Design Trust then discussed The Four Stages of Preparing For an Exhibition including preparation, setting up, doing the show & after the show. The Design Trust are also providing webinars leading up to the exhibition and are sponsoring the One Year On award.

Past exhibitor Louise Tiler spoke about her experience as part of one year on, how to prepare and what to expect. 

Four Colman Getty are doing the PR for the event and explained how they can support and promote us leading up to the event.

Louise Tiler

The moment we had all been waiting for... Jethro Macey spoke about his plans for the curation of OYO and gave advice on presentation. We were able to look around the space and given some ideas on how it may look.

Alex Brownless from Arts Thread, an organisation linked to ND explained how to get the most from your online portfolio. Alex also spoke at the Crafts Council Hothouse event I attended in Nottingham a few months ago.

The day ended with networking over a glass of wine. I was able to meet other exhibitors and discuss our plans for the exhibition. 

Heres some of the other exhibitors work:

Ben Esthop

Sophie Alice Hirsch

Cristina Zani

Samantha Donaldson