Category Archives: Textiles

Page Turner – Turning heads

On from now until this Sat 27th May, 3pm – Page Turner.

A celebration of great student art from Truro College, Cornwall.

Take yourself down to Lemon Quay Piazza in Truro and become inspired by the wealth of talent on display.

From fine art to jewelry, from architecture to graphics design, and everything in between.

Our 12th annual show, Page Turner.

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artist visit by zoe wright

Zoe Wright, a textile artist based at the Krowji studios in Redruth, took time out from her busy schedule to give an informal chat on the realities of being a full time ‘Creative Maker’ and a chance to see some of Zoe’s beautiful work first hand followed by a workshop creating textile pieces using free motion machine embroidery.

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Fashion Master Class


A2 Fashion students create amazing garment in only an hour and a half! In a Subtraction Pattern Cutting Master Class, led by Gary Mills Programme Leader for Fashion at Somerset College, students designed, cut and created these awesome garments in under 90 minutes.

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Beyond Truro College – Becky Williams

Next up is textile artist and part time lecturer here at Truro College Becky Williams.

“I am a practicing textile artist and part-time Textile Lecturer at Truro College. Currently based in Falmouth, I completed three Art & Design A levels and Foundation Diploma at Truro college, before studying Contemporary Textiles in Cardiff, graduating with a first class honours degree in 2008. I am also self-employed and run my own creative textile workshops locally.”

More of her work can be seen HERE.

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Beyond Truro College – Jessica Tremaine

Our next featured past student is Jessica Tremaine. Jess designs for Adidas and runs Sunday Blessed.

 
“I undertook the National Diploma in Art & Design course at Truro College after being excited by the work I saw at the yearly exhibition. I was given creative freedom in experiencing many different art forms whilst being offered wonderful guidance. If you are passionate about art thats the course for you and the lecturers give you a lot of confidence. I also completed the Foundation Diploma that the college offer, Tregye is a beautiful relaxing campus and the technicians are unbelievably helpful in helping you realise your art work.”

You can see more of her work HERE

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Beyond Truro College – Will Johns


Our next look at past students who`ve gone on to bright futures is Will Johns.

`I live in London where I work as Fashion Coordinator for bi-annual luxury fashion publications 10 Magazine and 10 Men.

After completing the National Diploma in Art & Design at Truro, I went on to graduate from Central Saint Martins with a fashion degree, before working freelance at publications including The Sunday Times Style magazine. I then began my current role at 10 & 10 Men. I also work closely with international stylist and creative director Sophia Neophitou on brand consultancies which include Roland Mouret and Antonio Berardi.

My time at the college allowed me to fully explore my potential through great one on one tuition and creative freedom. My tutors provided me with invaluable direction that definitely helped shape my future in the industry.`

You can see more of Wills work and styling skills HERE.

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Textiles & Fashion – Room Redesign

New term, new students, new room make over!

The A-level Textiles and Fashion students have been treated to an amazing redesign of their studio base with purpose built dress form storage and additional sewing stations to feed their creativity for 2014-15.

We look forward to the results their new creative space will inspire.

A big thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make it happen especially; Sean for the original idea, and Amy, Alex, Reece and Stuart for their technical support.

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Horizons – the countdown begins.

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This time next week the department will be busy on Truro Plaza setting up the show.
Preperation continues apace here at college with piles of plinths ready to go and artwork being readied for exhibition.

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Horizons Exhibition 20 – 24th May 2014

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9th annual exhibition of work by Truro College Art and Design Students
Tuesday 20 to Saturday 24 May 2014
9am – 6pm Tuesday-Friday and 9am-3.00pm Saturday
Marquee on the Piazza, Lemon Quay, Truro
Admission is free

This year’s show will focus on journeys and the varied horizons open to creative individuals. The public will have the chance to change their outlook and to see what might be on the horizon and who is striving to reach their goals now and in the future! It will prove that the creative experience broadens horizons!

“The aim of HORIZONS is to celebrate the outstanding art and design work produced by Truro College art and design students” comments Mark Dunford, Deputy Team Leader for Art & Design. “By taking our work out of the White Building into a temporary highly visible exhibition space, right in the heart of the community, this will provide everyone with a unique insight into this year’s highly individual work. An exhibition of this kind can have a dramatic impact upon the students’ future and career within the creative industries”.

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Student Showcase : Rachel Thomas

This weeks Student Showcase features 17yr old Rachel Thomas. Rachel is studying a National Diploma in Art & Design here at Truro College and she has a particular liking for textiles.

Rachel is a big fan of textile artists Lisa Stickley and Matthew Harris, and their influence shows in her latest body of work. Working with images from the natural world rachel has used layering, mark making and reverse applique to create some stunning stitched fabric pieces.

Next stop for Rachel is studying a BA in Textiles in Bournemouth this Sept. She eventually hopes to work in the textile design industry and set up her own business featuring her beautiful and intricate fabric work.

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