Internship at FOLKFORM

Before starting my studies at Konstfack in Stockholm I had the incredible opportunity to intern at FOLKFORM a design studio that takes a craft-based design approach to challenge the value of objects.

While working with them I undertook several mini projects, including designing a flag for outside their studio that represented their aesthetic style and brand values. I chose to hand make the flag, using pieces of different textured materials to create their logo on one side, and I used the traditional technique of hand embroidery to write the company name on the other.

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I also acted as the studio design research assistant as I worked alongside Anna drafting an academic article to define their process of craft-based design research. I found this really interesting as it allowed me to gain a deep understanding of their practice and methods.

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Thank you Folkform!

Internship at Watergaw Ceramics

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Tucked away in an old church in the North East Scottish village of Whitehills lies Watergaw Ceramics, a pottery run by the amazing Fiona Duckett!

Fiona makes in glaze reduction lustre ware, which has the iridescence of oil on water or a peacock’s feather, featuring all the colours of the rainbow. Watergaw is an ancient Scots word for a partial rainbow, which is beautifully describes what Fiona creates!

I had the fantastic privilege of working with Fiona as her studio assistant for the summer, helping to produce her handbuilt jewellery and homeware designs, such as these beautiful fish, and also having the opportunity to try out some of my own designs and practice throwing.

Fiona was a fantastic mentor and it was a joy working with her and learning about her process!

 

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