REMASTERED : MA GROUP PROJECT 2018

ReMastered is the sixth in a series of collaborative exhibitions between MA students in the School of Craft and Design at the University for the Creative Arts and the Crafts Study Centre. In previous years, students selected objects to research and write about, bringing those objects together in an exhibition at the Centre. Gradually, a response component was added, with students making a piece in response to their selected object.

This year, we have done away with the essay component and focused on the making, using the collections at the Crafts Study Centre as a source of inspiration for contemporary craft practice. Traditionally, the Centre has acted as repository, a place where ‘things’ have been catalogued, documented, stored and their history recorded, whilst the active process of making new craft takes place in the studios of the School of Craft and Design. ReMastered brings the two together, making links between the museum and studio settings.

Students were invited to visit the stores to select an object or set of objects which captured their attention – whether it was the material, the technique, the colour, the texture or the maker. They then worked either individually or in collaboration with others working in different media to create responses to those objects and to curate their work in an exhibition at the Centre and online. 

As a newcomer to the Crafts Study Centre, it has been fascinating to see which parts of the collection have appealed to the students and why, and to see how they have explored different ways of collaborating with one another. My thanks go to everyone who has participated in the project. It has been a great pleasure to work with such an enthusiastic and professional team. 

Greta Bertram

Curator, Crafts Study Centre

 

DAWN THORNE

MOVEMENT THROUGH PROCESS

Dawn's MA work researches into the movement of the maker, personal actions and motions of rhythms that are created by a maker to fulfil the creation of object . . . READ MORE

HELEN TWIGGE-MOLECEY

MOONLIGHT

Helen was drawn to the sgrafitto lines on a bowl by Lucie Rie and wanted to reflect these in a design for a light. She recalled a photograph, taken by Lord Snowdon, of a diminutive Rie, sitting next to a large Moon Jar . . . READ MORE

 

HERMIONE THOMSON

FOR THE RECORD

ISABEL GOMES

JUXTAPOSE 'HOTA' FABRIC CONSTRUCTION

Led by the materiality of process, Hermione combines traditional and contemporary textiles. Both the hand and the machine interest her. Currently reflecting themes surrounding loss . . . READ MORE

For her MA, Isabel is researching fabric construction through pattern cutting, origami and sustainability. Her work features the use of fabric remnants to reconstruct garments, up-cycling vintage . . . READ MORE

 

JANET LINES

ZUFLUCHT-REFUGE SERIES

A ceramicist who has continued her own practice while working in education for the past 25 years. Until recently her work, informed by place and materiality, has related to the vessel . . . READ MORE

JENNIFA CHOWDHURY

MARK MAKING

Jennifa's work researches a craft-based methodology of designing through making that embraces the capabilities of digital technologies in print. She attempts to interpret design by . . . READ MORE

 

KATIE GREENWOOD

WILD WAVE

LENE RYDEN

VESSEL AND REACHING OUT

Woodblock printing is a technique used for surface decoration where a mark can be continually repeated. In the UK, Phyllis Barron and Dorothy Larcher were known for their printed designs on textiles in the 1920s and 1930s. . . . READ MORE

Lene is a Danish ceramic artist who has lived in England the last 25 years. She gained an honours degree in teaching, specialising in Art and English and has cherished working creatively. . . READ MORE

 

SAM DEWAR-ENGLISH

SGRAFFITO TOOL RINGS

Samantha's research explores the human experience of memory. She works within the idea of the fading and degradation of our memories, our embellishment of them and how we borrow . . . READ MORE

SHARON KEARLEY

HIDDEN

Sharon's work researches the concept of line; a line is not always visible or straight, but twists and curves, connects and interconnects. How this line can be manipulated through the application . . . READ MORE

 

SIAN HIGHWOOD

HIGH AND DRY

Sian's MA work is about how textile art can explore emotion and temperament. Her work involves layers, textures and natural elements. The passage of time and remembering plays . . . READ MORE

SUSAN BLANDFORD

HARMONISING YARN

The use of crochet, knitted and embroidered yarn to embellish artwork, clothing and soft furnishing is demonstrated globally. UK textile artists Holroyd and Pym use yarn colours and textures . . . READ MORE

 

TRACY DRYDEN-JONES

HIGH AND DRY

As a visual thinker, Tracy usually looks to her environment for the idea that will direct her next piece of work, often seeking the overlooked in both nature and in her riverside surroundings . . . READ MORE

 

ARVI - YUWEI HUANG

INSIDE AND OUT

Arvi created a wearable object inspired by the work of Lucie Rie. She was drawn to one vessel in particular as it appears different inside and out. Arvi associates vertical patterns. . . READ MORE

YIDA ZHANG

BLOOD VESSEL

Yida was inspired by Audrey Blackman's ceramic figures. Her figures range from dancers, sportsmen and animals caught in action as if by a three-dimensional camera . . . READ MORE