2 November 2011
During the Design Festival, in Sept 2011, I went round London taking snapshots and visiting a few places. Heres a couple of photos I took on my travels. Probobly the best Design Week I've been around yet, found it quite difficult to go to all the venues and shows in such a small amount of time. Also quite difficult not living in London to get the time to travel up.
Timber Wave outside the Victoria and Albert Musuem, exhibition road, Kensington.
Quite interested in the interlocking system that holds each waved edge together. Very neat and all the parts went great together in unison/repeated pattern.
By Amanda Levete Architects and supported with THE AMERICAN HARDWARE EXPORT COUNCIL. To show the uses and importance of American hardwoods.
Lego UK outdoor greenhouse - Sebastian Bergne in Covent Garden square
Apart from a tiny door for visitors to look in, this self-contained greenhouse was built completely with clear interlocking Lego bricks.
Hot air is pumped in at one side and small vents at the top allow the greenhouse's oxygen air to be released. lovely bright sunflowers and ferns were filled inside.
As it was in such a touristy/busy area, the piece always had alot of attention surrounding it, mainly for the sheer wonderment is was all Lego!
7 March 2011
My entry for the national pewterers guild anual competition.
A project devoted to using pewter plus the option of using other materials.
Combining the two materials, ceramics and pewter, I am designing a
jewelery range of brooches and pendants.
My final designs are currently still ongoing but the marrying of the
two materials make quite beautiful objects.
I have been using old, broken and lost fragments from my last
project but of the pieces are colourful and pretty and suit well
with the attractiveness of the shiny metal.
Below are my current prototypes and also the making process.
Sandcasting an abstract shape into the sand and
channeling the molten pewter through and around the ceramic.