Friday, 11 February 2011

Introducing the class of 2011...

Lauren Wilson

 "Hello, I'm Lauren Wilson. Im currently very busy in my final year at
CCAD! Within my final major project I have chosen to specialise in
furnishing fabrics for interiors. My theme looks at a combination of
decorative antiques and nature, originally adapted from the Faux Real
trend. Within this project I hope to produce a professional collection
of furnishing fabric lengths."

Joy Herman

Specialism:  Designing repeat patterns for interior furnishing fabrics and wallpapers.
Inspirations:  Things which arouse my creative senses, urging me to respond to their presence in the world; from an intriguing plant to a pair of old shoes. I love mid-century modern textile designs and admire those who created them; people like Lucienne day and Jacqueline Groag.  Some other Creatives that I aspire to are Judith Cain, Victoria Crowe, Charlie Harper, John Piper, Carlene Edwards, Maija Louekari and Angie Lewin.
Currant work:   ‘The north between the wars’ provides a model for the present day, it presents an example of how hard times can be overcome. The 1920s and 30s eventually became the 50s and 60s. That is the story of my Project. Out of ideas of austerity will blossom exciting, vibrant designs.
The future:  Launching myself into the professional creative arena as a free lance surface pattern designer / designer maker.

Mavis Glover

For my Final Major Project I am working on repeat designs for furnishing fabrics and wallpapers which I am digitally printing and hopefully I will also do some screen printing as well. I have been inspired by the concept of systems evolving, whether it is Darwin’s evolution of the species or the evolution of the Universe since the Big Bang. The juxtaposition of the organic shapes with the bright colours found in supernova and the graphic shapes of DNA molecules should allow me to achieve a quirky contemporary feel.

I love to embellish textile pieces with both machine and hand embroidery. I was recently awarded a Madeira sponsorship and will use some of their materials to create some cushion designs based on the physics of evolution.

I have also been designing my own range of knitted dolls which I have sold at Pins and Needles, Knitting and Stitch and the Stitch and Embroidery shows and these can be seen on my website (

I am one of the part time year 6 students and so started my FMP sooner than the rest of Level 6 full timers. As a result I am quite well on with my  designs for furnishing fabrics and wallpaper. These are all designed on Photoshop and then digitally printed on to fabric and paper. I have loved doing the repeat patterns from my drawings but it’s now time to move on to some placement designs for cushions.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks to the team for posting this. If you want any pics I have loads that are of suitable size.