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Week 7: Developing Negatives

Developing these negatives was a little stressful as I had several complications throughout the process. My first was realising that the room was not light tight and the sun was round our side of the building. Luckily, this did not ruin the film in any way and was one of the better rolls that came […]

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Study Abroad Exhibition

The study abroad exhibition was a hit success with works being displayed by Romaisa Bhatti, Celdice James, Hira Syed, Zoë Lee, Christine Glover and myself. We had a wide range of practices coming together in two locations to create a flowing exhibition, showcasing the work done while on study abroad in the previous term. I initially had concerns with my […]

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Leather Embroidery Workshop

On Saturday, I attended a leather embroidery workshop at the Reading Museum, which is one of a series of workshops looking at medieval techniques in celebration of the Reading Abbey which has recently opened back up. In this workshop we learned basic leather working techniques using gloving leather, which is typically thinner, along with an […]

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Week 6: AV Room Photography

I went into the AV room to get some photographs of my first and second design of matchstick stairs against a black background, to determine whether this could alter the reality within the photograph. Perhaps they would look like they are floating? Using the DLSR, I found that the stairs were coming up very bright, […]

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Glass Casting Workshop Part 1

Th glass casting workshop looked at the lost wax glass casting technique, using the kiln to melt the glass in a pre-formed mould. We started with moulding wax, shaping it into our desired final object. I had inspiration from bath toys, creating a platypus in a kayak. The shape we made is a positive mould, […]

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Study Abroad Exhibition Preparation

I decided to set up my assignment pieces from my study abroad in Ottawa to determine whether I liked the idea of bulldog clips to display my work for the study abroad exhibition coming up, and subsequently for the week 8 and final exhibition. I found that it was more successful than anticipated. I was […]

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Photography Developing Process in the Darkroom (UK)

Developing in Reading is a lot more of a hands-on process than it was in Ottawa, due to the fact that I am now trained in using and mixing the chemicals for film development myself. The process of readying the film is also the same, doing it in the dark to prevent light contamination and […]

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Week 6: Adding Handrails Design 2

After adding handrails to both the original matchstick staircase design and the remake of the original staircase, I decided to also add handrails to the second matchstick staircase design. As before in the first two staircases that I have added handrails too, I feel that this has added more reality to the sculpture, allowing me […]

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Week 6: Adding Handrails Design 1.2

After adding handrails to the original matchstick stairs, I found that it seemed to be more realistic, which will help to create an augmented reality. I then decided to add the handrails to the second version of the first design – where the cereal box branding is not visible. Again, the overall effect here is […]

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Study Abroad Exhibition Poster

After coming back from Study Abroad, there was a feeling that the artwork created abroad was not going to be displayed within the University of Reading. As the student representative, I spoke to some of those who went abroad and the head of year 3 studio. It was agreed that there would be a mini […]