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.
Rhian Wyn Jones made these super tactile oyster shell talismans.
These delightful boxing hares are by Becky Dick at Nottingham Trent Uni.
Bethany Dixon made illustrated ceramics with a sense of humour.
I loved these fantastical lights by Emily Baddeley, making use of unusual textures and forms.
Katie Alderson made a series of jars inspired by star signs.
Paige Lawruk made pineapple porcelain sculptures.
More fabulous lighting by Imogen Rose Cotterill was inspired by lobster pots.
At City Lit I admired decorated wall plagues by Barry Cunningham.
Amie Sara Bubu created intriguing ceramic shapes, scattered like petals.
Pottery by Sassirika featured seductive curves.
Ranti Bamgbala made beautiful textured statement vessels.
At Belfast School of Art Alice Blackstock displayed a wall of intriguing machine knit dollies.
Mauri Ann Beardshaw at Birmingham City Uni showed delicate silver and lasercut acrylic pots.
Gemma Freeman went wild with these silver Tableware Creatures.
At Cardiff Met Alexana Blott put together this bonkers but beautiful cutlery sculpture.
Jane Plahe made Mud and Fire ceramic figures using the local Welsh clays.
Hilary Coole Ceramics showed bold shapes and patterns at Camarthan School of Art.
Liberty Brusaferro logged every tiny piece of pottery in this intriguing porcelain installation.
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.
Jan Kingsman created a series of enigmatic abstract embroideries.
Airplane shaped motifs featured in a swirling glass tableware collection by Alana Madisson.
This crochet heart is by Grace Sutherland at Grays School of Art.
A yellow unicorn was part of a display by Lana Alldritt. I’m a sucker for a cute knitted creature.
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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