daryl haines in willow trousers

Graduates 2021: Daryl Haines: 3D Design & Craft

“I was steered towards this course by a tutor on my foundation, I looked at loads of different similar courses but Brighton combined good facilities, fun projects, and a great location.”

Hi Daryl – can you tell us a bit about your work and your influences?

“My project is called “The Messiah of Craft Runs Away”, it follows a delusional character who feels he can single-handedly save craft from demise; a fictional persona I have adopted to question and critique our relationship to craft. I have been influenced by a growing appreciation of traditional crafts and wanted to incorporate humour into this project.”

work by daryl haines

How have you found your course and time at Brighton?

“I have really enjoyed my time at university I have found a lot of like-minded people and the course has been amazing. With the workshops being closed for 4 months over winter I had to get creative with the way I spent my time, this lead me to work on techniques that could be done in my bedroom. I got interested in basketry and this is what lead me to make the willow trousers. I was steered towards this course by a tutor on my foundation, I looked at loads of different similar courses but Brighton combined good facilities, fun projects, and a great location.”

What are your plans after Graduation?

“After graduation I plan to gain more practical skills through internships in the summer, I have been approaching local workshops to see where I could be based. longer-term I plan to apply for further education programs in traditional making.”

Check out Daryl’s film on his project The Messiah of Craft Runs Away.

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