Arts Degree Show2015

3D Design:New Practice

A few words from the 3D Design: New Practice class of 2015

3D Design: New Practice at Loughborough University has offered us as students the chance to creatively explore a huge range of materials, processes and techniques in order to create a diverse collection of work. We love the freedom with which we can develop our own interests, with the help of knowledgeable academic tutors and the team of excellent technical staff, who we owe many thanks to!

With the specialist workshop spaces here there is so much scope to develop and create our concepts. It is because of these workshops that our degree show will display a range of disciplines from contemporary jewellery to collections of ceramic pieces. The freedom of our course ensures each student can develop their own ideas, skills and style of working.

As well as day-to-day working in the studio we have been fortunate to go on some great trips in our time here at Loughborough. These included a visit to the JCB factory where we walked along the production line and we were taught the ins and outs of mass manufacture. This was, however, topped by a four-day trip to Paris, not only a great cultural visit to a beautiful city but it proved to be an educational one also. We visited Maison Objet, a huge trade show bursting with exciting design, on the outskirts of the city. As well as having a brilliant time, we all took away individual inspiration before undertaking our final projects.

Being the smallest course in the school of the arts has been wonderful as it has made us such a close-knit group, this is handy when seeking advice or help with our work, there is always an honest critic about! With many different paths ahead of us, we are excited to see what we are all making in years to come! Thankyou for having us Loughborough and good luck 3D graduates of 2015!