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UCA Crafts students set to exhibit work as part of London Design Festival

Eleven artists, designers and makers from UCA are set to showcase their latest contemporary work as part of the 2017 London Design Festival.

The postgraduate students, who are studying a range of creative disciplines at our Farnham campus, including Ceramics, Glass, Metalwork, Product Design, Jewellery and Textiles, will exhibit their art at the Eleven exhibition, between 20 and 25 September, at The Strand Gallery in London.

MA Metalwork student Cara Wassenberg will be showcasing her hanging installation, ‘A Thousand Degrees’, which has been made from steel, glass, copper and bronze. She said: “It was not entirely a preconceived project, but one that evolved and transformed many times in initial sketches, models and actual work. Each stage was influenced by the last, each material influenced by what came before and what came after.

“My knowledge of some techniques and naivety of others that I had barely touched on earlier in the course meant that I seldom found myself in a comfortable space. I was continually learning and questioning through my engagement with the materials. This was a beneficial creative process for me as it meant that at no time did I become complacent.”

Other work on display at the London exhibition includes impressive ceramic bird forms created by MA Ceramics student Alice McIlroy, patchwork wall-hangings constructed from dyed and printed cloth made by MA Textiles student Janet Twinn, as well as sustainable furniture designs by MA Product Design student Stephen Sheffield.

The exhibition, which is supported by the London Design Festival and UCA, has been put together by MA students from UCA’s School of Crafts & Design. The London Design Festival celebrates and promotes London as the design capital of the world, with hundreds of events take place over the course of the festival.