As part of the Crafts Bursary we are encouraged to take risks to push our practice. On Thursday 17th Feb, myself Louise Kirby (surface pattern designer), Gilly Langton (jewellery) and Fiona Thompson (ceramicist) were briefed from Prof Georgina Follett and Dr Louise Valentine in the board room at DJCAD. We had till 9pm to come up with a product in collaboration with each other using our specialist skills. From this experience it taught us that we have strong creative skills as well as the other roles we work well in. Louise Kirby (designer, project manager and positive encourager), Gilly Langton (designer, summariser, marketing and pitcher), Fiona Thomson (artist and thinker). I throughly enjoyed being part of a collaboration and work well with others in an enthusiastic, positive manner and see this as one of the ways forward for my business.
I’m really lucky and received the Crafts Bursary at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, funded by Creative Scotland. There are 2 other awardees Fiona Thompson (ceramics) and Gilly Langton (Jewellery). I’m doing professional development to update my practice. Already I’ve been shown the laser cutter, learning illustrator, digital printing, gathering new source material and considering my business model. Met my mentors who did a great evaluation of my career so far since degree show. I want to make the most of the experience and so far it’s great! It’s great being back at college!