Thursday, 27 March 2008

11 - The Wedgwoodn't Project is my prize-winning entry for the RSA Design Directions Ceramic Futures competition.

22.03.08 RSA Award Winner
I received a letter from the RSA on Saturday, telling me that my project is one of the winners of the Design Directions, Ceramic Futures competition. I have won a cash award and become a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce).
The award will allow me to continue working with the innovative eco-ceramic materials and technology.
My work will go on display, along with other winners, in an RSA Design Directions Awards Online Exhibition from mid May 2008 at

Wedgwoodn't & Wedgwood
Just before Easter I had a meeting with the Wedgwood Design team at Barlaston to discuss the design and production of a number of pieces for Wedgwood's 250th anniversary next year. There are still a few hurdles to cross, but it's an exciting and challenging opportunity that I'm very keen to take on (once I get my MPhil finished).

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

10 - The Wedgwoodn't Project is my shortlisted entry for the RSA Design Directions Ceramic Futures competition.

The process of designing and making the piece was documented on this blog. To follow the project chronologically you need click on the November archive link and work backwards from there up to this entry. That's because last week's entry is superseded by this week's.
Any thoughts or reactions to the project would be of interest to me.

10 - The Complete Tureen

Yesterday I collected the completed Wedgwoodn't Tureeen with it's black 'Jasper' look-a-like ceramic coating. It has turned out just as I had hoped, but perhaps not expected.
The project has been a technical challenge at all stages, but that was partly the idea as it was designed to test the materials and technology at each step.
I feel deeply relieved to have got it to this stage!
As soon as I got off the Eurostar I went straight to my meeting at the Wedgwood offices in Regent Street. Considering that I have taken liberties with Wedgwood history and heritage It was very well received.

So watch this space.