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Breeze Art and Makers Fair – Discover Making Day

Breeze Art and Makers Fair CIC has a mission to get young people to explore the possibilities of training and a career in design and craft. On Friday our students enjoyed a series of presentations by makers at different points in their careers who told their stories of how they discovered making and how they learned their skills.

The students heard from –

Matt Foster
Matt will be demonstrating throwing and making work while he gives his presentation. Matt is in his third year as an apprentice at Leach Pottery St Ives. He has been awarded a QEST scholarship and he is the oldest of the group. Foster studied fine art at Kent University 2004-2006. He went on to work for Joseph Clarke at the Millennium Gallery in St Ives. At the Millennium, he worked alongside a collection of exciting contemporary artists, many of whom are local to the area. In October 2015, Matt joined the Leach Pottery as the second Seasalt Bursary Apprentice, giving him the opportunity to learn and work alongside a talented and diverse production team. ‘This environment and opportunity allow me to develop my personal work.’
Millie Melborne
Millie is a recent Fashion and textile Graduate of Falmouth College. She has radical ideas about making sustainable and flexible garments and has set up her company OBWear studio in Bristol ‘My work is an ongoing seemingly never-ending exploration of the intimate relationship human bodies have with cloth objects and clothing. Focusing on how we get in and out, wrapping, folding, slotting, pulling, rolling, tying, transforming. Always striving to express the craftsmanship of working with textiles. Encouraging positive engagement and awareness in the relationships towards the objects in our lives and designing to prolong, play and celebrate the character each object can hold.’
Ellie Carr-Smith
Ellie is a freelance Designer/ Artist, after graduating in 2017 in Product Design at The University of Edinburgh. She is currently involved in a new innovative start-up design exhibition called, ‘Design Exhibition Scotland.’ This involves being part of a creative collaborative group of established designers, discussing and challenging the existing divides between art, craft and design. Her aim is to create meaningful objects which highlight alternative materials and manufacturing methods aiming towards more sustainable alternatives for everyday products. She has created an experimental material, comprising of wool fibre and potato starch, that has a range of properties from soft/flexible to rigid/dense, which is compostable and can be combined with plant-based natural dyes to provide a variety of colours.
Caja Trevorrow
Caja is starting her third year on the BA Artists Blacksmith’s course at Hereford & Ludlow College. She will be talking about challenging norms and bringing contemporary ideas to the rich tradition of blacksmithing. Her course encompasses a breadth of practice from architectural design to interior product and sculpture, all made from hot forged metal. She will talk about her future options and the road travelled so far.
Will she become a self-employed practitioner; setting up design studios and workshops, and producing work ranging from large-scale exterior forged metalwork to small gallery objects or a journeymen working for smiths across the world, or postgraduate study?
Discover Making Day has been brought to students with the support of The Arts Society, Patricia Fay Memorial Fund, Cornwall College and Truro & Penwith College, Hereford College of Arts, The Leach Pottery and Breeze Art and Makers CIC.
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Student Success (again)

Congratulations (once again) to James Francis-King for winning the award for best Post 16 Graphic Design at this year’s CreatEd; this is the second time James has won this award. CreatEd is a showcase of creative work by GCSE and A Level students across Cornwall, in categories including fine art, product design, creative writing and film.
Shown below is his award winning designs all based on travel and film. Impressive stuff.

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FOUNDATIONS

We will be presenting a curated show featuring work by this years Foundation Students at the new Fish Factory Arts space in Penryn.

It is a chance to showcase the course and the students and exhibit selected work in a carefully curated way within a professional gallery context in the heart of the creative community of Penryn/Falmouth.

The selection of work was undertaken by Foundation staff with assistance from Rose Hatcher who runs the Fish Factory Arts Space and aims to showcase the quality and variety of work being produced on the course whilst still presenting a coherent and professional exhibition.

The work is a selection from the course across all pathways and highlights some of the most creative, varied and imaginative approaches from learners from a variety of backgrounds and ages.

Thursday 5th July:
Opening Night – 5pm-10pm (venue pay bar in operation)

Thursday 5th – Monday 9th July:
Show open to public 10am – 5pm

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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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