18 November 2011

Lucy Alice Porter (Bucks Textiles & Surface Design Graduate 2011) selected as a finalist for the New Design Britain Awards

Lucy Alice Porter (Surface Design 2011) has been selected as a finalist in two categories for the New Design Britain Awards, sponsored by United Business Media in conjunction with the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers.  

The work will be displayed on a dedicated stand at the Interiors show at the NEC in January 22nd to 25th January 2012 and there will be an awards presentation during the show:
Many previous winners have gone on to secure great jobs, work placements and media publicity following the show.

You can see more of Lucy's work on her website and blog: http://www.lucyalicetextiles.blogspot.com/

Congratulations Lucy!

11 November 2011

Visit our Open Day at our High Wycombe Campus Buckinghamshire

Wednesday 16th November 2011 
Open Day at Bucks New University - 11am to 4pm 
Visit our spacious and vibrant Textiles and Surface Design 
Red Shed Studio and Workshops and tour the campus. 
Textiles tours twice daily.

23 minutes by train from Central London (Marylebone Station) - Chiltern Railways

Our Red Shed studio has been fitted with day-lighting to ensure true colour even on the darkest days. All students have a permanent desk space for three years. We work in small groups, provide tutorials and one to one teaching, group seminars and workshop demonstrations.

Knitting, Printing, Dye lab, Printmaking and laser cutting workshops are located on the first (ground) floor of the Red Shed. Metalwork and Jewellery, Furniture, Glass and Ceramics workshops are located 5 minutes walk away in the north and west buildings.

Sophie Carr - Hand and Lock Prize Giving at Penn and Fletcher in NYC

Congratulations to Sophie Carr (Knitted Textiles 2011) winner of the Hand and Lock (first prize) student embroidery competition 2011. Sophie received her award at Penn and Fletcher in New York last week.

For more information about the 2012 Hand and Lock award please visit www.handembroidery.com

Sophie won

  • A commemorative framed hand embroidered plaque produced by Hand & Lock’s skilled craftsmen
  • Work Experience and tambour course at the Hand & Lock workrooms in central London
  • 1 year mentoring by the LCF – toward an exhibition (Date TBA)
  • 1 year free subscription to Embroidery magazine

and as first prize winner
  • $5,000 USD
  • Flights and accommodation to the Prize Giving in New York, at Penn & Fletcher
  • 1 year free subscription to Embroidery magazine
  • Two week’s of work experience at Karen Nicol’s Studio.
  • Free membership to the Embroiderers’ Guild
  • The winning entry used on posters to promote Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery 2012
  • Dedicated page on the Hand & Lock website, with a biography