MA Practice Three - Product Development Inspiration: Alice Waese and Joanna Nuttall

Alice Waese takes inspiration from materials and a process, working with materials inspires new ideas and methods.

Sourced From: www.alicewaese.com/drawings

Traditionally a jewellery designer, Waese has used leather and silver to create her most recent collection inspired by a series of drawings involving figures under webs and cages. Crocheting leather and casting it in silver to be worn as a type of hardened cage.

Sourced From: Pepin van Roojen (8 Mar 2013). Avant Garde Bags. Amsterdam: Pepin Press.

The idea of using drawings or photographs to inform accessory designs is something I feels very important within my own work. Alice Waese previous works with leather seem to look at creating pieces which can take their own forms and shapes.

Sourced From: Pepin van Roojen (8 Mar 2013). Avant Garde Bags. Amsterdam: Pepin Press.

This is something I touched on earlier in Practice Two. Since the presentation I have started to consider redeveloping some shapes and separating my work with de Lacy from my own work, perhaps this is something I should explore further when developing my collections.

Joanna Nuttall aims to create a desirable luxury collection of accessories focused on functionality. This collection is conceptually based on illustrating the aesthetics of loss, something Nuttall wanted to embody in her physical works.

Sourced From: Pepin van Roojen (8 Mar 2013). Avant Garde Bags. Amsterdam: Pepin Press.

Her designs look to involve hand drawn elements that have been developed into cut out pieces. I want to begin drawing from the structural prints I have been designing.

I am considering drawing onto shapes and pattern pieces that I can use for each bag. Perhaps cut out elements could come into these designs later on.


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