Each year a fresh set of talent descends to the Islington Design Centre for New Designers. A showcase that marks promising beginnings, where aspiring artisans spread their wings and set out to flourish in the material world. Each year presents original, inspired ideas. This two-week celebration of design and innovation brings together over 3,000 hand-picked graduate design talents from the UK and beyond. Week One showcases designers working in textiles, fashion and costume, ceramics, contemporary design craft and jewellery.
Here is our selection of three designers that caught our attention from this year’s show.
Image: Erica Earle Robertson, Inyati Vessel © Shannon Tofts Robertson. Image above © Beth Somerville.
For Glasgow School of Art weaver Helen Etherton, enamoured by the peculiar forms and folklore of Scottish hag stones, has encouraged her to take an imaginative approach to narrate through making......................................
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