“My making skills in multiple disciplinaries has gone from next to nothing to having a great foundation in various processes that will exponentially grow my practice.”
Please tell us a bit about your work and your influences
My work is influenced by my upbringing in North Wales, our folk tales, prose stories, cultural heritage, and traditions. I have made a collection of objects that together depicts a specific story from the Mabinogion titled “Blodeuwedd”, these objects also reference Welsh culture and I hope my work inspires people to keep the tradition of oral storytelling alive.
How have you found your course and what made you choose it?
Before joining 3D design and craft I had a silversmithing practice, but I wanted to explore other mediums such as blacksmithing and ceramics and found this course to be the best fit. This course has helped me develop a deeper and considered context to my work and improve my designs. Above all my making skills in multiple disciplinaries has gone from next to nothing to having a great foundation in various processes that will exponentially grow my practice.
Was the location of your course in Brighton more important than you thought it would be?
When I first visited Brighton, I immediately found it inviting, colourful and there’s a strong sense of community within the university and city and it informed my decision to come here.
What are your plans after graduation?
After I graduate, I plan to return to North Wales for at least 6 months to work for a blacksmith and further develop my practice under their wing.
If you could give you 16 year old self any advice about going to University what would it be?
Trust your instinct, if my 16-year-old self hadn’t made the decision to leave school, work and apply for art foundation I wouldn’t be where I am today.