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Artist Jack Durling at Handmade in Kew

I had the pleasure of visiting Handmade at Kew this week, an exciting event in the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens which features work from over 150 international and UK-based contemporary artists showcasing gorgeous textiles, jewellery, ceramics, glass and furniture. The talent this year is extraordinary. Exhibitors include DFF alumnus, Jack Durling who is showing a

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Student tackles loneliness

I was delighted to be invited to the University of Brighton Graduate Show this week, a fantastic showcase of student creativity and talent which annually turns the Grand Parade campus into the biggest gallery on the South Coast. One of the reasons for my visit was to see the work of Design & Craft student,

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DFF alumnus explores sustainable design of everyday products

DFF alumnus Tom Meades has just graduated from the University of Brighton. Here he talks about his exciting final year project which explores sustainable alternatives to everyday product design. Over the past year I have been developing a range of Bluetooth Speakers, with the aim to find sustainable materials and processes that could be adopted by

Vote for Pop Up Pottery!

We were very excited to learn that talented potter Finola Maynard has been chosen to be a part of ITV's The People's Project supported by the Big Lottery Fund. With her community organisation Pop Up Pottery Creative Healing, Finola plans to offer free pottery workshops to people experiencing isolation, social anxiety or some form of

Active Minds runs workshop for DFF

We were delighted to welcome back Active Minds' Head of Design, Alice Osborne, who this week ran a workshop for our Designing for the Future students at the University of Brighton. Since 2010 Active Minds have been researching, designing and developing activities to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia. Our mission

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Katie Ellis, The Able Label

Katie Ellis has shared both her expertise in accessible clothing and her start up journey with our Designing for the Future students. Katie began as a buyer for fashion retailers White Stuff  before starting her own label, The Able Label. The result of extensive user research, The Able Label is pioneering accessible clothing for

Brighton Designing for the Future winners

2010 Winner  : Harry Trimble - Interactive Exercise Mat 2011 Winner : Craig Barrow - Memorial Stone Runners Up : Jessica Hung Chloe Meineck & Hanna Mawbey 2012 Winner : Xenia Moseley - Family livedealer.co.nz Tree card game Runner Up : Florence Pike 2013 Winner : Holly Alexander - Story telling app Runner Up : Jack Durling Highly commended : Joshua Barnes -

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