“I have had a chance to try out so many material areas and techniques, gradually building a really broad skill set and giving me the confidence to define my specialisms and discover exactly why and what i want to make. “
Please tell us a bit about your work and your influences
My work is motivated by community as well as combatting waste materials. In this project I want to change peoples perspective on the potential of what they are throwing away. In this case, broken and un used tents. Modern tents are such an amalgamation of materials it makes them very difficult to recycle. Almost all of them end up in land fill eventually. However, I believe that good can be made of what is essentially a rolled-up bag of usable matter. Shelter is one of the essentials a person needs to survive. But a person doesn’t just need to survive, there are many other fundamental needs that help a person live a happy, sustainable, and fulfilled life. To name a few, are opportunity, identity, and creativity. So, I collected broken tents and repurpose them to create tools for refugees to use in a workshop that travels to them. Tools that are designed to celebrate the traditional craft originating in country’s refugees have been forced to flee from. Creating a space that gives them the chance to regain what they have left behind and ease the detachment from home.
How have you found your course and time at Brighton?
In the three years I have spent in Brighton I have met a lot of like minded makers. I have had a chance to try out so many material areas and techniques, gradually building a really broad skill set and giving me the confidence to define my specialisms and discover exactly why and what I want to make.
How did you choose your course – why did you choose to study 3D?
I did a foundation in 3D Design and knew i wanted to do something practical and creative. I found out about this course through friends that already studied it. It was one of the few courses that encompassed such a range of materials and the work of its previous graduates excited me because of its sustainable ethos and playfulness.
What are your plans after graduation?
After I graduate I will be working part time as a metal fabricator/welder in Devon whilst I keep an eye out for collaborations and opportunities to work for charities and events.