March Madness
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What a month March turned out to be.   I launched an online shop with the lovely peeps over at Contrado in London and have been busy adding lots of products to my shop ever since.  So far I have been using designs from my portfolio but I will be … Read More

New Look Website
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  In December I started a new job at the University Centre Somerset and thought that three days a week there would afford me plenty of time on my days off to catch up with friends, housework, days out, sketching, painting and more leisurely activities. But it seems that is … Read More

Opportunity Knocks!
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It’s been a while since I last posted on a regular basis.  So what have I been doing with my free leisure time? Well, there doesn’t seem to have been very much of that! As I reported in my previous post I joined The Emporium in Wellington at the end of last … Read More

New Designers 2016
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  Already the experience of New Designers, the ultimate graduate show, seems a long time ago. But it was only a couple of weeks ago that the seven students from Somerset College set off for London with our final collections flying up the M5 in the back of an Ark van! We all arrived around lunchtime … Read More

Showtime!
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Last night was the Preview Evening for our end of year show.  After days of being covered in sawdust, wearing paint splattered jeans and constantly finding white streaks in my hair it was very pleasant to don a cute dress and some lovely heels for an evening of showing our … Read More

June is here, at last!
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Well, my three years at college are nearly over. The last module has been submitted, production of copious cushions, lampshades and other display paraphernalia is well underway and I have my sights on New Designers in London.   This amazing degree show features graduating students from all over the country. … Read More

Always an 80’s girl at heart!
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And so it is that I find myself recalling the awesome anthem from Europe as I venture into the last three weeks of my degree. Feel free to sing along, in fact, I challenge you not to!   There is so much to do to get ready for the end … Read More

The last push towards finishing my degree.
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Things have been a bit hectic in the studio lately but I felt the need for a quick update.  I feel I always start my posts with an excuse for my absence, oh dear! I handed in my thesis before Easter which enabled me to have a bit of a break without … Read More

New Designers 2016
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I seem to be spending more and more time in London at the moment and the Business Design Centre in Islington has become a second home.   Yesterday New Designers hosted their show preparation day and the room was packed with excited students all planning (not panicking) their graduate shows … Read More

Final Year – Work in Progress
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We are approaching the last few weeks of our current module and I’m at the stage where I need to stop designing and start making decisions about which patterns will work together as a collection. I’ve added some of them to my Work in Progress portfolio in the hope that … Read More

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