Wednesday 28 June 2023

Gertraud Platschek II



It is six months later (since I first shared her work) and Gertraud Platschek is unstoppable in her creativity, be it political or personal, expressed digitally in paint or costume. She is one of the female artists I see in the generation above me, a touch stone ahead, on fire with their creative desire and production. Solving conundrums as they meet themselves at the other side of life's relentless work and care trying to make sense of it all and processed the suppressed thoughts of a lifetime. 



Saturday 24 June 2023

Beverly Rayner


Beverly Rayner makes mixed media photographic constructions this housecoat piece is made from Accretion photographs and ephemera and fabric5' x 12.5' x 20'

Friday 23 June 2023

Holley Junker



Quilts by Holley Junker. (below) Log Cabin Quilt, Courthouse Steps variation/Nine Patch Double Sided Quilt.

Thursday 22 June 2023

Yarrow Frost


Roxanne from ‘Inkdeath’ by Cornelia Funke, designed and made by Yarrow Frost. Yarrow comes from a family with a rich and diverse portfolio of heritage skills and this patience and perfection already shows in Yarrow's work with her own basketry and incredible embroidery. 

Wednesday 21 June 2023

Holly Smith

Holly Smith This intricate and detailed costume is designed and made by @the_paper_bin and is of Eddy from ‘Tributary’, a devised piece exploring Celtic folklore within a modern industrial setting, I adored Holly's use of street photography as the jackets surface decoration.

Monday 19 June 2023

Sunday 18 June 2023

Anna Trevithick


(Studio image above by Gavin Smart).

Anna Trevithick's graduate design for Coppelia explores the history behind the exploitation of young Ballerinas within the Palais Garnier, 19th century Paris, questioning “what is perfection?” and “what does it mean to be adored?”.

The shapes were inspired by patterns found in Palais Garnier, 19th century Paris. Made of of lazer cut aero plywood with gold leaf, inspired by the chandelier in the main foyer. The beauty of this tutu was the shadows that it created.

Wednesday 14 June 2023

Briana Rose


It is very hard to not find joy in bright summer colours and embroidered strawberries. This is part of the graduate collection of Briana Rose textile designer.

Monday 12 June 2023

Iona Yost

"This collection follows the principles of localism. Inspiration is taken from my Scottish heritage and experiences living on a small island, and sits alongside using innovative local textile manufacturers such as Bute Fabrics and Halley Stevensons." Iona Yost 

Iona Yost's graduate collection ‘Interwoven Alba’ has ben designed with localism central to it's concepts. Exploring Scotland’s innovative textiles, enduring heritage practices, and the amazing people working to reduce industry waste. 
Traditional highland wear influences combine with eco-conscious waxed cottons to inform a contemporary menswear collection. It is not held back by the fleeting trends of today, and instead comprises of versatile lifelong garments that age with the wearer.  

Sunday 11 June 2023

Phoebe Potter


"My concept is based on childhood imagination and curiosity which was inspired by Tim Walkers interpretation of “Lord of the Flies”. He believes when Children are left to their own devices their imagination would run wild and they are full of creativity. I have also looked to my dad and my grandad for inspiration, and the island they are from which they said growing up on was like being one of the "lost boys" from Peter Pan." Phoebe Potter