Friday, 3 September 2010

Graduate Design Awards Nominees - Products

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Andrew Beaumont

Ceramic & Wood Collection 2010

Can crafted objects be a product of both the hand and digital technology?

This collection of work attempts to answer this question by creating a complex marriage between two very different materials, using radically different processes.

A physical relationship exists in the work that can only be realized by the coming together of handicraft and digital technology.


Emily Auger

Emily Auger's final degree collection consists of a mixture of elaborate Perspex pieces, which have been covered in prints using a Gloss Laminate film.

With a strong passion for dance she wanted to find a way of portraying movement in design but in an unobvious way.

The prints on the Perspex pieces are created using the technique of dancing with materials under a scanner with the idea that movement can turn an aesthetically non eye-catching design into a sophisticated beautiful one.

At first glance the collection looks like an ordinary interiors set up but when looking at each piece individually the viewer is drawn into a mini world of dance.


Julian Bond

Pixel Vases

Pixel vases are produced using a mould that is made up of over 1300 individual plaster sticks, which are moved individually to form unique moulds, unlike a normal slip casting mould which is fixed.

Once the user is happy with the design, clay slip is poured into the mould to create the final object. The clay is then fired and glazed.

The objects can take many forms but are all related due to the technique that is used to produce them.


Sue Ae Kim

Sue Ae Kim is interested in creating narrative, satirical contemporary stories in ceramics
referring to the 18th and 19th century’s figurines in Europe. Ceramic figurines were
used for striking a conversation among people during meal time.

The subject of ‘courtship’ intrigues her by the resemblance of the 21st century’s
behaviour and intimate relationship, and also compares with the situation of how
couples meet and break up easily these days.

She is also interested in what is hidden in the behind the scene of stories in ceramic
art. The idea of English traditional flat-back figurines and back part of plates are
somewhere she can play around, and give a little of hidden surprise.


Victoria Delany

Victoria Delany aims to challenge the boundaries of design through the creation of ultra-modern, functional domestic objects. Her trademark is her innate ability to re-create traditional items and transform them into compelling, lifelong, contemporary pieces. She achieves this through designing with a theme of simplicity, introducing splashes of bold colour and evoking an instinctive, emotional engagement between user and object.

Victoria Delany works confidently with a variety of materials including metals, woods and fabrics. She employs fine craftsmanship techniques paired with the latest technologies, often combining materials to achieve sophisticated, modern effects.


Richard Brendon

Richard Brendon describes himself as a Kingston University product a Notting Hill local. All the objects he uses for these projects have been sourced from Portobello Road.

Reflect Collection

These highly reflective cups and saucers can be used as replacement pieces for tea sets where a piece is broken or missing. When a reflective cup is paired with an existing ceramic saucer the pattern is reflected and unites them as a pair.

Detail originals
For this project Richard has developed a technique to reglaze existing ceramic objects, keeping only a small detail from the original pattern. This revives and adds longevity to perviously unwanted and dated ceramics.