Artist Designer: Maker student writes about artist residency and ‘The Sound Tablecloth’

Artist Designer: Maker student Alice Croot has written about her involvement in a participatory art project with a group of residents aged 65- 86 who live in Sheltered Living in Newport. Alice spent time getting to know the community and understanding their creative making interests by going to a Coffee morning and Pudding Club hosted by the residents. “For the brief it was important to … Continue reading Artist Designer: Maker student writes about artist residency and ‘The Sound Tablecloth’

Jane Simpson Exhibition – A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Exhibition Dates: Open until until 28 April 2017. Artist’s Reception with Q&A: Thursday 27 April 2017, 5:30 – 7:30pm Venue: Cardiff School of Art & Design, B Block, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Western Avenue Cardiff CF5 2YB Jane Simpson’s installation at CSAD is based loosely on an Edward Hopper painting, where light, angle and quiet gentle action all marry together to create a narrative. The hum … Continue reading Jane Simpson Exhibition – A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

the Wonky Chair Design Studio

Product Design graduates discuss setting up sustainable furniture design company @TheWonkyChairCo

Wonky Chair is a sustainability focused furniture design studio set up by three enterprising CSAD Product Design graduates. Supported by the School’s graduate Incubation Space (known as ‘Inc. Space‘) Tom, Josh and Nick placed sustainability at the heart of their business. Tom writes: ‘Sustainability is really important to us, and we think about every aspect – whether it be longevity, carbon footprint or making sure … Continue reading Product Design graduates discuss setting up sustainable furniture design company @TheWonkyChairCo

Ceramics students fundraising auction

To help raise funds for their degree show catalogue, a group of undergraduate BA Ceramics students recently held an auction of works created by graduates and friends of the course. The result was a collection of over 70 artworks which generated £2500 on the evening of the auction. Writing about the experience, BA Ceramics student Charlotte Maser writes: “The amazing generosity of artists both locally … Continue reading Ceramics students fundraising auction

Graphic Communication student writes about her journey to freelancing

Third year BA Graphic Communication student Jasmine Hutter has written about developing her freelance practice during her studies at CSAD. In her second year as an undergraduate student Jasmine attended a marketing event called ‘Concept’ run by the Cardiff Met Centre for Entrepreneurship. Jasmine explains: “Concept 2016 was a fantastic opportunity to work with real businesses within a supportive learning environment”.  Since then Jasmine has … Continue reading Graphic Communication student writes about her journey to freelancing

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BA Textiles student runner up for Best Business Idea at ‘Big Ideas Wales’

Jenny Evans, second year BA Textiles student, has recently come Runner-Up in the Big Ideas Wales Celebrated Awards for Best Business Idea. Speaking about the ceremony, Jenny says: “It was a fantastic day, meeting so many young entrepreneurs was so inspiring.  I received a huge amount of support from the Centre for Entrepreneurship before the event, especially with the materials needed for my stand. They … Continue reading BA Textiles student runner up for Best Business Idea at ‘Big Ideas Wales’