Category Archives: Art & Design

The Show is Go – Bakers Dozen

The show is now OPEN. A few words of introduction by our team leader, Mark Dunford –

“Welcome to our exhibition.
This is the thirteenth year we have used this space to showcase the creativity of our Art & Design students at Truro College. Our exhibition presents a diverse range of ideas, materials, techniques and approaches. Creativity is part of our daily lives; it enriches and stimulates us.
Whether we are makers or consumers, we value and consider the innovative decisions made and shared by designers, artists and craftspeople.
Creativity is inherent but it requires courage to pursue and strength to recognise that imagination is everything.
The UK creative industries includes all arts, crafts, galleries and museums, advertising and marketing, film, TV and radio. Annually they contribute £92bn. to the UK economy.*
Baker’s Dozen is a testament to the ingenuity of the students and staff at Truro College, so please enjoy the work of the next generation of artists and designers as they provide air and dimension to their ideas, shaping our future with their creativity.
Mark Dunford”

(* gov.uk/government/news/creative-industries-record-contribution-to-uk-economy)

So if you are in Truro town centre, head for Lemon Quay piazza and immerse yourself in some fabulous artworks.
From fine art to photography, from ceramics to architecture, its all on display for your viewing pleasure.
Open daily from 10am-6pm until this Saturday at 3pm.
See you there.

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Not long to go…

Come and see what all the fuss is about – Lemon Quay, Truro, Cornwall. Tuesday 22 May until Saturday 26 May – open daily from 10am.

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Fieldtrip

More info is available via the link HERE.

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Bakers Dozen – selected postcard images 2018


Only a few weeks to go before we host our annual art and design show on the piazza in Truro.
Each year the show wows crowds and us alike. Showcasing the best creative talent from our department from graphic design to fine art and everything in between.
The thirteen (Bakers Dozen – this being our 13th show!) images here have all been selected to adorn our postcard series this year, each one representing the various course paths in a stunning visual.
These will be available to collect at the show, so head on down from the 22nd May, to Lemon Quay Piazza, Truro, Cornwall and take a look at our students creations. You won`t be disappointed.

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AS level product design final models 2018


As the Easter break approaches the AS Level PDBE product design students ahve completed and handed in their years final project. Based on various starting points such as clocks, kettles and pavilions the standard this year has been both diverse and creative.
Next up in the workshop will be the second years and their FMP submissions, watch this space.

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Little Birdhouse in the Sky

These fab little ceramic birdhouses were made by the members of the Truro Saturday Art & Design club.

Their theme this year has been `Gardens` and this has been one of a series of workshops exploring a variety of different materials and processes.

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Fashion – in detail

A selection of photos showing the care and detail the A2 Fashion students put into their work here in the White building at Truro College – a range of the beautiful coursework garments made by our brilliant second year students.

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Gwyl Lewis : Moku Hanga (Japanese woodcut) workshop interview

We interviewed one of our Art & Design Lecturers Gwyl Lewis about a recent Moku Hanga (Japanese woodcut) day workshop he ran a Truro College.

I: What is Moku Hanga?

G: Simply it is the Japanese form of woodcut, though we do look at other water based woodcut traditions, but the Japanese have developed this form to highly sophisticated art form.

I: How Does it differ from western woodcut?

G: Its main difference is the printing with water based inks as opposed to oil based inks, which makes it a safer way of printing, so good for health and safety and ecologically sound.

I: Does Moku Hanga have any other special attributes?

G: Yes the Japanese didn’t use Printing presses, so printed by hand, which makes it ideal for the amateur artist, with very little outlay on equipment.

I: How did you start doing this form of printmaking?

G: I Had several Japanese tutors over the years , but I suppose being a student of Rebecca Salter Britain’s leading expert on Moku Hanga (she has publish several books on subject) while I was studying for my Printmaking M.A. Also my own researches, I have been running workshops in Moku Hanga since the late 1990s in Art schools and other venues.

I: Do you have to have to be artistically knowledgeable to do your day workshop?

G: Not at all. A willingness to learn something new, one of the good aspects of printmaking, is that it is a process based art form, while people  are concentrating on the process they forget erroneous notions that they can’t draw etc, and in fact they are always surprised by the outcome when they peel back the paper there is a good print design it’s a kind of magic one never gets tired of. I run the course so beginners, and persons with some printmaking knowledge, will all gain from the workshop.

I: This sounds exciting are you going to be running another workshop in the near future?

G: Yes, on Saturday 10th February.

I: How would you join in?

G: If you contact Part-time courses at Truro College on 01872 265800, they will give you some information on enrolling.

I: Do you run any other printmaking courses ?

G: Yes, I run two adult education evening courses. One on introductory printmaking course, and printmaking master class starting very soon. Also a one day wood engraving course later in the term, all of which Part -time courses have more info on.

I: Gwyl, many thanks.

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