“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.”
“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.”
“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.”