Sunday, 19 December 2010
Wednesday, 15 December 2010
December the 7th, i was lucky enough to
attend a visiting le
cture in college by Riita Ikonen, a London based
artist from Finland.
She is an illustration graduate
but work mainly collaborating with other artists and photogra
phers to create much m
ore exciting and dynami
c, 3D and performance artwork. I thoroughly enjoyed the lecture she gave, it was very motivating and her enthusiasm for her work, and in life, showed through in the quality of her what she produce. Riita encouraged creativity of all kinds and as she dint take her self to seriously, she put 110% in to everything she did. Like many other artists she is inspired by nature an this is a fundamental factor in her work. I feel that being so inspired and driven by something leeds to success and make me more determined to start my next project with a good body of primary research.
Monday, 15 November 2010
Sunday, 14 November 2010
Ok that’s fine. At least my shop orders will have calmed down a bit by then. I’m currently making orders for other shops and Christmas exhibitions you see.
Anytime that week of the 7th would be ok. Tuesday or Wednesday would be the best days. I’m sure there will be stuff to do if you wanted to lend a hand. Then we can have a nice chat about everything whilst still getting the work done!
Let me know when
Thanks for your reply :) :) an i understand christmas is obviously a busy time for you currently. however i require 3 portfolio visits prior to the end of my project in december unfortunately. so if at all possible i would like to come up around the 7th of december yet if this is inconvenient to you i will speak to my tutor an see if she will allow me to do it via email if i were to send you a digital portfolio. Then we can always arrange for one after christmas too. Alternatively, if you need a hand with sorting things out at your shop/studio be it with packaging or just general bits and bobs i could always come up and lend a helping hand if its busy times and then bring some work to show you at the same time. Just let me know what your able to do, thanks again for replying.
Subject: RE: Portfolio Visit
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2010 13:39:21 +0000
Sorry for my slow response. I’m having a mega busy time.
I can certainly have a look at your portfolio. When would you like to do this? If at all possible could it be after Christmas as time is very scarce right now!
If you need it to be before though I am sure I can squeeze you in!
Let me know
My name is Naomi Obbard and I'm a 3rd year surface design student currently studying my degree in Stockport. As its my last year i have been focusing my design work and practitioner skills in the area I want to Pursue When i Have graduated. I have narrowed It down to Lighting as this is something i am passionate about and am inspired by the unlimited ways it can take your design work.
Unfortunately I wasn't able to visit your stall at the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair. However, I would like to ask your assistance With my work an if at all possible visit your shop/studio for a portfolio visit and show you some examples of my work. This is a compulsory part of my corse and i feel that you will be able to offer the advice i am looking for to take my work further The experience and input will b very beneficial.. In addition to this I would like to offer my assistance in your studio or shop too help out so as i can gain experience in this field. I have previously worked alongside designer maker Jenny Bland and work as a volunteer at the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair With Angela and Anne-Marie Last year.
My Blog address is
I look forward to hearing from you soon
Best of luck in the future
Monday, 8 November 2010
Tuesday, 26 October 2010
Thats fine. Thanks for letting us know.
> Dear Angela,
> unfortunately due to a minor car accident im unable to attend my shift
> tomorrow as i'm to wait in for my car to be picked up for repairs an they
> haven't stated a time there coming to collect it. Sorry for any
> inconvenience and hope everything runs smoothly. hopefully i will be able
> to attend my shift on thursday as normal but will contact you again if
> there are any changes. Best of luck with everything
> Naomi Obbard
>> Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2010 14:15:46 +0100
>> Subject: Set up for the Great Northern..
>> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> To: email@example.com
Hi AngelaThanks for emailing back, Yes i would Be more than willing to volunteer again, iv attached the form with the dates I am available thanksSpeak to you soonKind RegardsNaomi Obbard
> Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2010 19:35:18 +0100
> Subject: The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair 2010
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: email@example.com
> THE GREAT NORTHERN CONTEMPORARY CRAFT FAIR AT SPINNINGFIELDS 2010
> 21ST-24TH OCTOBER
> VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED
> Thanks for volunteering for last years event. We are currently recruiting
> for this year and wondering if any of you are mad enough to do it again,
> bearing in mind how grumpy we were and how we promised you a thank party
> that never materialised!!! Sorry.
> If not but you know others who may be please do forward on this email.
> Thank you
> Angela and Ann-Marie
> We are looking to recruit volunteers who have an appreciation and
> understanding of contemporary craft and/or want to gain experience in
> event organisation for this major event in Manchester.
> The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair will bring together 160 of the
> most innovative and influential designer-makers in the UK to showcase the
> finest works of contemporary craft creating an inspirational mix of
> ceramics, glass, textiles, jewellery, metal, wood, furniture and more.
> We are looking for volunteers to help set up and staff the event in
> October. Volunteers will need to be available to help between Wednesday
> 20th – Sunday 24th October 2010 but not necessarily every day. Each day
> will be split into two shifts and we would expect volunteers to sign up
> for at least 2 shifts, preferably more. Duties will include helping
> exhibitors unload and set up their stands, assisting exhibitors staff
> their stands, looking after exhibitors throughout the event as well as
> helping visitors with enquiries, reception duties, credit card facilities,
> selling catalogues, staffing the cloakroom etc. We will endeavour to
> rotate volunteers so they gain a wide variety of experience in different
> areas of staging this event.
> In the run up to the event we will also be recruiting volunteers to help
> with administration and other tasks. Many of these jobs are computer based
> and so access to a computer is important.
> All expenses will be paid and you will be given free entry to the Fair. If
> you can spare a few hours and are interested in helping make The Great
> Northern Contemporary Craft Fair at Spinningfields 2010 a success please
> email us with your contact details and we will sendyou a volunteer
> Ann-Marie Franey & Angela Mann
> The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair
> 21st-24th October 2010
> Spinningfields, Manchester
> Great Northern Events (NW) Ltd
> 23 Belfield Rd
> M20 6BJ
> Mob: 07973 574735
Monday, 25 October 2010
thank you for applying for the position of ceramicist's assistant.
I'm sorry, but the position is temporarily being postponed, because I have suddenly got much more work than I planned for, and feel it would be a bad time to take someone on for the role, as I may not have the time to ensure that you got the best from the experience. I hope to reconsider this position, and take someone on in the future once things have calmed down a little here! With this in mind, I will keep your details unless you have any objections to that.
Thank you for taking the time to get in touch, and best wishes,
> Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 19:31:45 +0000
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Form submission from [Elizabeth Prince] - [Contact] - [Contact form 1]
> Your email address:
> Ceramicist's assistant - Volunteer
> in reply to your advertisment on arts hub, i would like to offer my services as a volunteer. Im a 3rd year student at Stockport studing Surface Design and am therefor in the midle of creating my creative portfolio and CV so was un able to attch one to your reply on the website but i am more than happy to send example of my work to you. I have worked with other designer makers such as Jenny Bland, who specializes in lighting. And have volunteered for the Great Northern Contemporary Craft fair previoulsy. I would be more than happy to help around yur studio in order to gain experience and hope to here back from you soon
> Kind Regards
> Naomi Obbard
Monday, 18 October 2010
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
Sunday, 10 October 2010
Carina sohl is a designer maker who primarily works with leather. she creates beautifully hand embossed leather floral patterns applied to a variety of products. She again is another sophisticated swedish designer maker who's silhouette designs i feel are very strong and work well with the texture of leather. She uses leaves of raspberry plants near here home t emboss the leather. these leave have a simple shape which works well as a silhouette but its complemented by with the juxtaposition of the texture they create when embossed in the leather.