First make sure you are casting a material that can burn out in the kiln like wax or sticks and leaves. Natural objects can be unpredictable when cast as their shapes may change when moulded and heated. Also be sure to only cast any gemstones that can withstand the heat of the casting process, so […]


 I love that Mornanne’s work is one of a kind and she tries not to make the same work twice, only with a small variation if essential. This is something I think gives a designer’s work an even more handcrafted and personal feel. I find her influences very interesting, most of her designs are inspired […]

       Emily Nixon’s work is a real inspiration for me as she, like me, is heavily influenced by the natural world. She is particularly intrigued by the organic forms she comes across where she lives, on the coast of Cornwall. I think her design influences really come through in her work, specifically through […]

I love Brunacci’s use of colour and texture in her designs. The application of the lost wax carving technique allows her to create beautifully tactile pieces that relate greatly to her influences of the natural world. For example, the silver ring below takes inspiration from the form and textures of seaweed. Tactility in design is […]

   I really enjoyed the 2D and 3D modelling workshop despite it being a bit stressful to create the sculptures in such a short space of time. I’d like to incorporate some of my designs in the wax carving and chasing classes as I think some of the forms would work well, particularly the three […]

 I began this project by producing as wide a range of visual research as I could, including seed pods, shells, plant life and birds. I also tried to use a broad scope of drawing materials to pinpoint which ones work best with the subject matter I am going to focus on. I’ve decided to continue […]

Art Nouveau  Art Nouveau was an incredibly influential movement from the late 1800s until the beginning of the First World War. It focused on the use of flowing organic lines, taking inspiration from natural forms. Art Nouveau designs are anything but plain and are stark contrasts to the art movements that follow it like Art […]


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