Friday, 26 February 2010


Specialism: Surface Design for Fashion Fabrics

Favourite Artists/Designers/Influences:

Belle Sauvage
Alexander McQueen
Manish Arora
Richard Sorger
All Saints
Natural History

Dream Job/ Career Aspirations:
Laura would love to work within the textile industry designing fabrics for fashion, whether print, embroidery or both! She also would like to freelance for companies and one day develop her own label.

Brief Explanation of Final Major Project:
Laura's project is called 'Mad Paradise' which features acidic florals, plants that can poison you in an eerie tropical Eden, birds of prey, details from under the microscope and science and nature combined and gone...well...a bit mad! The final collection will feature hand screen printed designs and detailed embroidery.
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Specialism: Embroidery for Fashion and Accessories.

Favourite artists/designers/influences:
Betty Pepper
Claire Baker
Debi Treloar
Elie Saab
Elsa Schiaparelli
Emily Chalmers
Eunsuk Hur
Laura Lees

Dream Job/ Career Aspirations:

Katy would love to open her own small boutique selling her hand made embellished and embroidered accessories.

Brief Explanation of Final Major Project:

Katy is currently working on her final major project in which she plans to design and make a collection of bespoke neck pieces and hair accessories for women’s fashion. Her work will be inspired by the theme 'discarded junk and memories' and she plans to develop detailed drawings of Vintage and flea market items into cutwork and embroidered final pieces.

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Tuesday, 16 February 2010

congratulations guys!!

just a quick note to say well done to those who sold work at the trade show indigo last week, I believe 16 designs have been sold in total which is really good for the college and even better for the students...

Friday, 12 February 2010

CCAD BA (Hons) Textiles and Surface Design and ARTS THREAD

Our fabulous textiles course at Cleveland College of Art and Design has been mentioned on the ARTS THREAD BLOG, showing us as a UK textiles college that exhibits and sells student work at the Paris Trade Show Indigo, which of course is fabulous publicity! Many thanks to them indeed...

Thursday, 11 February 2010

A Quick Update!

I thought I'd stop by to update on our progress on the run up to the degree show. The studios are flourishing with creativity as everyone has got stuck in with their Major Projects. It has been really nice to see everyone's new inspiration up in their bays and the studios are full of interesting research and things to draw from. Most people are drawing in the studios at the moment and there is such an eclectic and varied mix of themes and ideas this year which will make for a fantastic show in June!
The BA (Hons) Textiles and Surface Design Degree Show for Cleveland College of Art and Design will be open to the public from the 4th- 13th June in Hartlepool Art Gallery, Church Square (across from the Cleveland College of Art and Design Main Entrance)