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.
Our design students on the UAL L3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design have been working together to create sets for stop motion animation.
Given a basic setting, scenario and era, they have worked in pairs and threes to build these miniature sets using readily available materials. The sets are no larger than 50cm in any direction and some employ forced perspective techniques to create the illusion of larger spaces.
See photos below of the finish, and stunning, work.
Our very own lecturer in 3D, Robin Dowell, has been selected as Axisweb artist of the month for October. Read the article here.
Inspired by collaborative drawings & responding to the theme of the Exquisite Corpse, our 2nd yr ED students have developed fabric & created characters. Translating the expression and personality through selection of fabric and the application of a range of techniques including machine and hand stitch techniques.
Currently in his second year of the UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design, Rico Jordi-Slater has a fascination for armour. Having recently created a metal hand piece (pictured) from reclaimed sheet materials including an old cymbal, Rico is now exploring equivalents in the natural world. Working with a batch production process, Rico has cast multiple plaster horse shoe crabs, hand tinting each one with a mixture of inks and paints. Intrigued by their blue blood, which is harvested from many horse shoe crabs because of its medical applications, Rico has even gone to the length of tinting the plaster to reflect this. He is now exploring how their forms might be appropriated to create a visually exciting wearable armour for humans.
The 1st year students studying A-Level Product Design in the Built Environment (PDBE) spent this week improving on their mini model making skills. Their brief was to populate a town with relevant buildings required for its infrastructure. From a list they chose a building type, designed and then built it from green high density foam and scrap material. The photos show some of the best models from the task, including a brutalist police station, twisted linear style high-rise and traditional village church.
Part two of the South West Showcase will see Stuart Robinson produce new work specifically with The Gallery space in mind. Utilising ideas and themes developed through his recent practice, such as signage, props, scale and modelmaking, Stuart will create sculptural installations featuring frameworks, structures and illuminated elements that explore our experience of the everyday and how the world is presented to us.
The work will explore familiar shapes, colour and materials from our daily encounters with media, signs and surroundings, as well as specific inspirations from Plymouth itself.
Stuart Robinson is a mixed media sculptural installation artist currently living and working in Penryn, Cornwall. Having studied Fine Art at the University of East London, Stuart relocated to Cornwall and lectures on the Foundation Diploma Art & Design at Truro College.
His practice explores imagery and inspiration from a wide range of sources across art, media, landscape and popular culture digested and condensed into object and form. He has shown across the UK and internationally and has just published the book ‘Ham Fisted Half Cocked’, exploring his work.
Find out more here – INFO
Frontier (2016) mahogany and concrete
Installation by Truro College Art & Design lecturer Robin Dowell.
The work forms part of the Inland Art Festival’s ‘The Future Project’ (21-23rd October) in Redruth. The work was made in response to recent developments in world politics which seem to carry reverberations from and reflections of multiple twentieth century crises.