This exhibition is always a joy to attend there is a real buzz of excitement as the graduating students showcase their talent to the press, buyers and public. As always most of the the work was imaginative, well executed and beautifully presented , so it is difficult to pick out the best. It is great to know that UK art schools and universities, where these students have been taught, still managed to maintain very high standards even in these difficult times of stretched finances and both staff and department cuts.
Print, Stitch and Mixed media artist Judy Scott has just graduated from Jordanstone with a first class honours degree in Textile Design. She also won the New designers BCFA Scottish leather group award 2013. Her exquisite pared down designs are inspired by her surroundings especially nature-plants, birds and East Neuk of Fife and the Isle of Mull.
Judy has now set up a workshop in Meadowmill Dundee she can be contacted in mail2judyscott.co.uk or tweeted @judyscottdesign
Designer Buffy Matterson has created some lovely Kimono shaped coats and Jackets from her fabrics.
In complete contrast to Buffy’s bold abstract designs is the work of Rosanne Yarde who trained at Falmouth College of Art. Her work consists mainly of hand embroidery , chiffon and all things delicate. She told me her work had been partly inspired by her grandmother.
Jade Hoey’s work combines print and pattern making and applique on fabrics, cushions and bags. Her imagery combines retro typewriters, lamps, clocks suitcases etc.
Cheree Wexler from Heriot Watt University creates bespoke floral designs in vibrant colours. Whilst still a student she has already been selling her customised chairs to individual clients.