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In Studio 6 we invite you to a deeper understanding of the design industry and what it really means to be a working designer today. To be part of a new way of living, thinking, being.
You will be guided by a professional team of lecturers and practitioners to the structures and timings of the textile industry, enabling you to work with a highly creative, responsible, well-informed and considered approach to design. Preparing you with the knowledge you will need for where you want to be out there in the textile world. We'll ask you to emotionally engage in your work, self-reflect, analyse and excel beyond your own expectations.
You'll explore how craft and artisanal approaches to making can be married to the new design processes, and discover which mediums best suit your personal design language.
We will set ourselves up as a real design studio, consisting of live projects, trade shows and direct contact/visits with professional practitioners the real movers and shakers in the design industry. We'll provide insight from both a designer's and manufacturer's perspective.
What is expected from you in return is a high level of personal creative input, thoughtful debate, fresh ideas and a highly professional approach to your practice. This will include in-depth personal research and real understanding of your chosen field in textiles and the ability to question and reimagine what you believe a design process to be.
Studio 3D 01: Amalgam
Cathy Stack, Peter Marigold (Studio Leaders) and Will Smith
We feel that designers should emerge from our studios with a broad range of skills that equip them for the complex reality that creative people face.
Studio 3D 02: Scandalous
Steph Aman, Marta Jakubowski, Fumi Kimura and Karen Coughlan
Studio Scandalous will be the foundation for creating the unimaginable, provoking questions and creating concepts.
Studio 3D 03: Elixir
Adam Entwistle, Steph Aman, Marta Jakubowski, Fumi Kimura and Karen Coughlan
Studio Elixir is about the skills and craftsmanship used in the creative industries – design and creativity will come to these elements from the focal point of craftsmanship
Studio 3D 04: All the Ingredients
Heidi Yeo, Simone ten Hompel and Adi Toch
Studio 4 offers you the opportunity to make new works, creating a context for you to originate, explore and interpret ideas.
Studio 3D 05: Something to Say
James Hunting, Gina Pierce and Sam Wingate
Studio 5 will offer you the opportunity to explore, investigate, respond and reflect on who you are and what you want to say.