Amelia’s Magazine | New Designers 2015: The Best Jewellery Design Graduates

New Designers Melissa Martinson 2
New Designers Melissa Martinson
New Designers part one is a jewellery lover’s paradise. First up this fabulous embroidered jewellery by Melissa Martinson of Huddersfield Uni, who has worked with AIDS sufferers in Africa using local techniques to create something wonderful. All the pieces are checked for quality and the workers paid a fair wage. I love the colours and shapes of these statement necklaces!

New Designers Natalie Adams
This amazing perspex and woven necklace is by Natalie Adams.

New Designers Maisie Welch
Maisie Welch played with resin shapes at Edinburgh College of Art.

ND Emily Gore
Emily Gore made this extravagant affair.

ND Karolina Baines
Karolina Baines used circular shapes to create this unusual neckpiece.

New Designers jade Stimpson
This organic jewellery by Jade Stimpson at Hereford College of the Arts uses unusual materials such as bone.

New Designers Chesca Dowthwaite
Chesca Dowthwaite created bold silver rings with deep bowls.

New Designers Amelia Hales
Lasercut jewellery by Amelia Hales at Nottingham Trent Uni was ‘inspired by china, made in the U.K.’

New Designers Katie whittaker 2
New Designers Katie whittakerNew Designers Katie whittaker
I absolutely loved this multi media jewellery by Katie Whittaker at Bath School of Art and Design.

New Designers Venice AW
Birmingham City Uni always turns out a selection of brilliant fine jewellery designers: and it is clearly a popular destination for Chinese students wishing to make the most of the burgeoning luxury market at home. This stunning gold necklace is by Venice AW.

New Designers Vanessa Zou
Jewellery by Vanessa Zou takes a more abstract turn.

New Designers Jing Jocelyn He
As does this Blooming collection by Jing Jocelyn He.

New Designers Rachel Codd
New Designers Rachel Codd 2
Ceramic jewellery by Rachel Codd at Cardiff Met is a successful marriage of the beautiful and the surreal. And she was also selling small pendant versions on her stand (available on etsy here), a clever business-savvy move.

New Designers Naoise Fitzgerald
These bright brooches are by Naoise Fitzgerald at the Dublin National College of Art and Design.

New Designers Senak
Resin pendants by Senak at UCA Rochester make a fun statement.

New Designers mary temilola
Mary Temilola made architectural enamelled necklace designs.

New Designers Sinead Toner
I loved the work of Glasgow College of Art students. This is sweetness made bold by Sinead Toner.

New Designers Maisie ford
And a brilliant use of variegated materials by Maisie Ford.

New Designers Maliha Khan
These chunky rings are by Maliha Khan.

Checkie Ieong showcased delicate and unusual jewellery.

ND Ieva Mikitaite
Ieva Mikitaite was a precious metal award winner for her delicate expanding jewellery. Very clever!

New designers Rachel Blair
Textural jewellery by Rachel Blair featured strange organic shapes.

New designers Chloe Michell
Enamel silver bowls by Chloe Michell at Plymouth University were part of a very strong collection.

ND Megan Maggie Gray
Over at Duncan of Jordanstone I liked these very wearable but unusual rings and earrings by Megan Gray.

New Designers Dione Bowlt
New Designers Dione Bowlt
Clever gold dipped porcelain earrings by Dione Boult are a great way to hang statement jewels without too much pressure on the ear!

ND Leah Orford
It turns out there were a couple of great designers I missed out on with my first review of the Middlesex University jewellery graduate show. Leah Orford makes jewellery that could double as sculpture.

ND Aelita Pluiskyte
Aelita Pluiskyte created an eye-catching display with her silicone necklaces.

ND Elizabeth Gray jewellery
This Elizabeth Gray necklace was inspired by crystals and microscopic sections.

ND nichakan jewellery
Organic shapes are the inspiration behind Nichakan jewellery.

ND kiki tang
At The Cass I liked floral enamel twig earrings by Kiki Tang.

ND Lynn Tunney
And lastly these playful necklaces are by Lynn Tunney.

All of these images first appeared on the New Designers instagram feed (they very kindly asked me to guest post a favourite selection from both part one and part two of the show) or on my own my instagram feed: follow me there to catch my discoveries as I make them!

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Amelia’s Magazine | New Designers 2015: Abstract Textiles and Surface Design

New Designers Laura worrall 2
Never mind the heat, I spent three hours trawling the halls of New Designers part one at the Islington Business Centre. By the end I was thoroughly exhausted (I’m 39 weeks pregnant today) but excited, as always, by all the fabulous graduate designers I discovered. I’ll be covering my favourites in a few separate blog posts: first up, abstract textile and surface design, in a celebration of the many dashing variations of this forward looking and vibrant theme.

New Designers Laura Worrall
At London College of Communication I adored painterly abstracts by Laura Worrall, adapted for use on a variety of mediums, including textiles and tiles.

New Designers Miriam Bridson
Miriam Bridson put on another beautiful display of bold abstract design.

New Designers Aisha Khan
Aisha Khan at Bucks New University created an intriguing metallic wall installation.

New Designers Alice Ward
Bold brights were put together in this strong wall display by Alice Ward.

New Designers Logan Kelly 2
New Designers Logan kelly
Next up, I really liked this ‘Soft Bling‘ collection of digitally printed designs on crepe satin and cotton drill by Logan Kelly at Falmouth University. The broad strokes and zingy colours have a hint of the 80s and I loved the fresh use of white.

New Designers Jenna Coulthard 2
ND Jenna Coulthard
I always look forward to seeing the work of Leeds College of Artgraduates.

This year I particularly loved the great colours and shapes of Jenna Coulthard who was given a Tigerprint Golden Ticket to come show her portfolio and also recommended for her use of colour by Global Color Research. I am not surprised she got so much attention!

New Designers Benjamin Craven
Marvellous patterns by Benjamin Craven made for a strong collection.

New Designers Jessica Taylor
These juicy colours are by Jessica Taylor.

New Designers Sarah Gibson
And brilliant splashes are by Sarah Gibson.

New Designers Laura Elizabeth coles
Beautiful textural copper filigree weave in rainbow colours is by Laura Elizabeth Coles of Central Saint Martins.

New Designers Georgia Fleck
Georgia Fleck created unique carpet designs. Make your own combination with the pieces!

New Designers Natasha SamaSuwo
New Designers Natasha SamaSuwo collage
Natasha SamaSuwo at Glasgow College of Art made a series of lovely delicate collages, showcasing the resulting prints on some fab photo collages.

New Designers Caitlin Miller
Love the zingy colour combo! Textiles by Caitlin Miller at Duncan of Jordanstone.

New Designers Shauna McGregor
Designs by Shauna McGregor called to mind the 80s with their neon exuberance: overall the standard of design coming out of the Scottish colleges was exceptional throughout the show.

New Designers Elidh Howie
Elidh Howie specialised in metallic 3D accessories design for handbag applications. Very slick and professional.

New Designers Chloe Pullin
At Swansea College of Art Chloe Pullin combined all sorts of techniques to create a fabulous wall of her designs – as you can tell I was really feeling the bright abstracts this year!

New Designers Naomi France
I also loved this display by Naomi France at Swansea, utilising laser etched doors that echoed her textile designs.

New Designers Anna Trainor
Anna Trainor at Ulster Uni designed optical textiles with a modernist flavour.

New Designers Anna Collins
Anna Collins created standout textiles at Birmingham City Uni.

ND Jan Kingsman
Finally, Jan Kingsman at Bath Spa Uni showed on the craft stand, but I thought her gorgeous textiles deserve to appear in this blog!

All of these images first appeared on the New Designers instagram feed (they very kindly asked me to guest post a favourite selection from both part one and part two of the show) or on my own my instagram feed: follow me there to catch my discoveries as I make them!

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Amelia’s Magazine | New Designers 2015 Crafts: glassware, metalwork, lighting, ceramics and more

New designers Beatrice wall
New Designers part one featured the work of some excellent craft courses from across the UK. Included in this post are glassware, metalwork, lighting, ceramics and more. At Hereford College of Arts sculptor Beatrice Wall, above, used copper and enamel to create wonderful beetles – an award winner at this year’s show.

New Designers Rhian Wyn Jones
Rhian Wyn Jones made these super tactile oyster shell talismans.

New Designers Becky Dick
These delightful boxing hares are by Becky Dick at Nottingham Trent Uni.

New Designers Bethany Dixon 2
New Designers Bethany Dixon
Bethany Dixon made illustrated ceramics with a sense of humour.

New Designers Emily Baddeley
I loved these fantastical lights by Emily Baddeley, making use of unusual textures and forms.

New Designers Katie Alderson
Katie Alderson made a series of jars inspired by star signs.

New Designers Paige Lawruk
Paige Lawruk made pineapple porcelain sculptures.

New Designers  Imogen Rose Cotterill
More fabulous lighting by Imogen Rose Cotterill was inspired by lobster pots.

New Designers Barry Cunningham
At City Lit I admired decorated wall plagues by Barry Cunningham.

New Designers Amie Sara Bubu
Amie Sara Bubu created intriguing ceramic shapes, scattered like petals.

New Designers Sassirika
Pottery by Sassirika featured seductive curves.

New Designers Ranti Bamgbala
Ranti Bamgbala made beautiful textured statement vessels.

New Designers Alice Blackstock
At Belfast School of Art Alice Blackstock displayed a wall of intriguing machine knit dollies.

New Designers Mauri Ann Beardshaw
Mauri Ann Beardshaw at Birmingham City Uni showed delicate silver and lasercut acrylic pots.

New Designers Gemma Freeman
Gemma Freeman went wild with these silver Tableware Creatures.

New Designers Alexana Blott
At Cardiff Met Alexana Blott put together this bonkers but beautiful cutlery sculpture.

New Designers Jane Plahe
Jane Plahe made Mud and Fire ceramic figures using the local Welsh clays.

ND Hilary Coole Ceramics
Hilary Coole Ceramics showed bold shapes and patterns at Camarthan School of Art.

ND liberty brussaferro
Liberty Brusaferro logged every tiny piece of pottery in this intriguing porcelain installation.

ND Emma Buckley
These beautiful bright dip dye ceramics by Emma Buckley at Bath Spa Uni were shown as part two of the show but I felt they belonged in this post.

ND Jan Kingsman
Jan Kingsman created a series of enigmatic abstract embroideries.

New Designers Alana Madisson
Airplane shaped motifs featured in a swirling glass tableware collection by Alana Madisson.

New Designers Grace Sutherland
This crochet heart is by Grace Sutherland at Grays School of Art.

New Designers Lana Alldritt
A yellow unicorn was part of a display by Lana Alldritt. I’m a sucker for a cute knitted creature.

New Designers CSWA
And finally these ceramic designs are by multi-disciplinary designer Carmel Starr Wilkinson-Ayre – part of a zany and colourful final collection.

All of these images first appeared on the New Designers instagram feed (they very kindly asked me to guest post a favourite selection from both part one and part two of the show) or on my own my instagram feed: follow me there to catch my discoveries as I make them!

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Amelia’s Magazine | New Designers 2015: The Best Illustration Graduates

ND Jen Leem Bruggen
My final New Designers review features work displayed as part of the Visual Communications section in part two of the show: with the focus on illustration, of course.

New Designers Jen Leem Brugen
New Designers Jen Leem Bruggen 2
I absolutely adored the fantastic illustrations of Jen Leem Bruggen at the Uni of Hertfordshire, seen here in a concertina foldout booklet, showing a magical use of colour.

ND Gemma Taylor
This piece is titled Monogamy by Gemma Taylor – showing a great use of pattern combined with bird imagery. Also at Hertfordshire. Sometimes it is the lesser known art colleges which throw up the most unexpected finds!

New Designers Ana Jaks
New Designers Ana Jaks 2
One of my favourite discoveries was work by Ana Jaks at Falmouth Uni – I love her use of colour and shape to create eye catching images.

ND Alex McGinn
Also at Falmouth I was taken by fine editorial work from Alex McGinn.

New Designers Hazel Partridge
Other pieces that caught my eye: a lovely bird by Hazel Partridge.

New Designers Charlotte Perry
This cool alphabet design by Charlotte Perry.

New Designers Thomas Pullin
And a fun character by Thomas Pullin.

ND Jess Rose
New Designers Jess Rose
The Nottingham Trent Uni stand was ridiculously difficult to navigate but I eventually established that these exciting silk scarf designs, inspired by viruses, aches and pains, are by Jess Rose. Beautiful and engaging.

ND Josh Patterson
New Designers Josh Patterson
Cooking up a storm! This lovely editorial work is by Josh Patterson at Birmingham City Uni, who has unsurprisingly already worked for an impressive roster of clients, as well as winning several awards.

New Designers Michelle Bowden
And I also liked this painterly pattern by Michelle Bowden.

ND Sorcha Faulkner
New Designers Sorcha Faulkner
At Cambridge School of Art I liked a more traditional take on cookery illustration by Sorcha Faulkner.

NEW DESIGNERS micah shaW 2
New Designers Micah Shaw
This house on a hill and ghosts are by Micah Shaw at Plymouth College of Art.

New Designers Sander B
ND Sander B
At Coventry Uni I loved this gorgeous book of Nordic folklore by Sander B Draws.

ND Jack Bailey
New Designers Jack Bailey
Jack Bailey was showing work with Cygnet Ink as part of a show put together by the Uni of Lincoln. I really enjoyed his mixed media approach, featuring beautiful delicate watercolour animals, buildings and matching models.

ND Yada Subhadira
At Portsmouth Uni I liked this 3D papercut of skulls by Yada Subhadira.

New Designers Bethany woollvin
And these planets with eyes by award winner Bethan Woollvin.

New Designers Dale Sylvester
Finally, this piece featuring the nerve endings in the brain is by Dale Sylvester.

All of these images first appeared on the New Designers instagram feed (they very kindly asked me to guest post a favourite selection from both part one and part two of the show) or on my own my instagram feed: follow me there to catch my discoveries as I make them!

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