Archive for the ‘Laser Cutter’ Category
Christine Toh graduated from the School of Art and Design (ADA) with a BA (Hons. 1st Class) in Fashion and Textile Design in 2008. She grew up in the north of France and moved to England in 1992, where she discovered her love of printmaking. She works with a mix of medium and techniques; paper, textile, photography, printing, painting, drawing, stitching and cutting to create collages, wearable pieces as well as her own photography.
Christine has recently taken a space at Liverpool’s Bluecoat gallery, where she is working on an exquisite range of jewellery fashioned from leather and screenprinted with metallic inks. Her work takes its inspiration from nature, landscapes, the urban environment and its ideas from the concept of memory. She is particularly fascinated by the disintegration by the elements surrounding us as our memory is fading slowly as we are moving on through our life.
Christine is hoping to collaborate with the ADA to use some of our laser cutting facililities in creating her new range of jewellery. We look forward to seeing what she comes up with!
Highly successful contemporary design retailer, Utility currently have great opportunity for ADA students.
The group, who run three Liverpool based stores and a highly successful online store would like to expand their Liverpool product range to include a product that encapsulates the spirit of the Liverpool. The product, or series of products could be a witty observation, a practical toolkit or a beautiful and stylish representation of the city that appeals to their market.
The final three designs will be featured on the Utility website to allow their public to choose their favourite and may feature in a window display in one of their outlets. For a full copy of the brief. please contact Elaine McNeill or Caroline White for further details.
Around 50 delegates attended the two day event where they engaged with learning workshops about laser cutting and 3D printing (delivered by the POD team), attended talks by fabricators Soner Ozenc (RazorLab), Hayden Insley (Fab Lab Manchester), Ilsa Parry (reThink Things) and Jason Nelson (Dundee University) and created ideas and assets as part of a competition and open working strand.See for yourselves via the Flickr and Twitter streams and download the freebie laser cut box here at thingiverse!
The weekend highlighted the growing culture of rapid prototyping and manufacture via a number of digital routes and the opportunities it can provide for the small business and creative individual. It links into the maker communities of the region and hopes to support them through future opportunities and events. The next happening is ‘Maker Night’ , a monthly Hack Space occurrence for makers at the ADA, which takes place on the 16th Feb 6.30pm – just turn up!
If you’re interested in anything regarding making and the technical facilities at the ADA then please contact the POD team.
The event was co-ordinated by LJMU’s Open Labs in conjunction with the ADA.