NTU Degree Shows

This past year has flown by and once again its time for the degree shows at Nottingham Trent University. Just one year ago I was presenting my work and so much has happened since. I have been eagerly anticipating the launch of the degree show and viewing the work of the 'new' Decorative Arts graduates.

My first stop was the Notch pop up shop. As part of the course, Dec Arts students are encouraged to open a retail outlet, a platform for selling their work. Its a great experience and I certainly learnt a lot from it. The location of this years shop is perfect, right in the centre of the Lace Market, in the same building as the Photography degree show.

 
Notch pop up shop

Notch pop up shop

 
 

After a stroll around Nottingham it was time to go to the private view. I popped into the Bonington Building first to visit the Textile Design show in the gallery. There were two students who's work I particularly like:

 
Natalie Wilkins- Textile & Fashion Accessory Designer www.nataliewilkins.com Natalies 'Mystery of the Manor House' neckpieces really caught my eye with their reference to historic opulence and taxidermy.

Natalie Wilkins- Textile & Fashion Accessory Designer

www.nataliewilkins.com

Natalies 'Mystery of the Manor House' neckpieces really caught my eye with their reference to historic opulence and taxidermy.

Ellie Walton- Printed Textile Designer www.eleanorwalton.moonfruit.com Ellie's 'Saddle up' range is right on trend for Autumn/WInter 2014. I love the use of accent colour and her display using saddle racks.

Ellie Walton- Printed Textile Designer
www.eleanorwalton.moonfruit.com

Ellie's 'Saddle up' range is right on trend for Autumn/WInter 2014. I love the use of accent colour and her display using saddle racks.

 
 

Now on to Dec Arts 'Notch'...

 
 
All 53 of the students and their work

All 53 of the students and their work

 
 

Bona Cheon

"It's not only nature that inspires me."

Beth Lewton
"Interaction and simplicity is the aim of the game."

Rebecca Davey

"Fashion, nature, structure, layering, manipulation, texture, laser cut, digital and screen print."

 

Hollie Goodwin
"Hand embroidered lighting inspired by famous texts."

Matthew Rollings
"Drawing inspiration from historic references, my work combines traditional and innovative techniques to create modern conceptual menswear accessories."

 

Elizabeth Hart 

"Sculptural ceramic garden ware with a focus on texture and pattern."

Mark Sellars

"Exploring unconventional ceramic design influenced by geometry. Bold and visually striking pieces, with an aim to convey a 'sharp' quality."

Máire Condron

"Materials driven, functional homeware products."

 

Kasha Musialowska
"Because less is more..."

Marty Devine

"Special thank you to Stuart Akroyd. WIthout him none of this would be possible."

 
 
 

I'd highly recommend a visit to the NTU degree shows, the standard of work is very high and its the perfect place to spot new talent.

A big congratulations to all of the graduates.