This last year of my MFA has been very full on in a good way. It was a crash course in pushing artistic ideas forward through the different research methods; building a cohesive and concise body of work, further communication skills to support the concept and the development of the professional practice. All of these aspects came together for our final project and the goal was to put on a professional exhibition. First was the Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show where Ode to Intuición made its debut and The Scottish Glass Society awarded Laura Reid and I the Prize for Best Student of Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show 2013.
-Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show 2013- Ode to Intuición Debut May 2013
-New Designers 2013- Edinburgh College of Art Stand June 2013
-MFA Glass Graduation Proof ;D- June 2013
All of these are amazing opportunities that otherwise would no have been possible and New Designers was a stepping-stone for greater things, not only in the UK but also internationally. Here are some of the pictures of the exhibits since then:
Stanislav Libenský Award 2013. Prague Gallery of Czech Glass. Royal Summer Palace at Prague Castle. Prague. Czech Republic. September 20th- December 1st:
SoFA Chicago 2013 with Joanna Bird Contemporary Collections, Navy Pier. Chicago. USA.
-SoFA Chicago 2013- Joanna Bird Contemporary Collections stand October 2013