Design students celebrate awards success

Cathy Shilling - Memory Surfing

For the third year running, Design students from Kensington and Chelsea College have had their work selected for the “Inspired by the V&A Competition.” This year, seven Kensington and Chelsea College students have been chosen for their outstanding work in Jewellery, Glass and Ceramics. Amongst them are two students from the BTEC National Certificate course; Clarissa Datnow with a piece entitled “Planet Ceramic” and Juliet Strong with her skilfully articulated ring. Glass design student Cathy Shilling has also been selected for her imaginative piece entitled “Memory Surfing.” Students will have their work exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum during May in celebration of Adult Learner’s week (May 9-15)

In addition, two of the Colleges Glass Design students have won prizes in the 2009 Stevens Competition for Architectural Glass Design. Emma Blount won second prize of £500 for her for her stained glass piece entitled “Window on the world” and she also won The George & Evelyn Gee prize for craftsmanship and £250. Frances Arkle was commended and won a prize of £100 for her for her piece entitled “Rosary.” The overall winner will be selected later in the year and will have their work commissioned.

Maria Rosenthal Curriculum Leader for Design at KCC says “Both these national competitions attract large numbers of applicants from colleges and universities alike so I am very proud of our student’s achievements and the lecturers who have supported them. There is some excellent teaching and learning going on at Kensington and Chelsea College.”

Juliet Strong

Juliet Strong - Articulated Ring

Articulated Ring

Clarissa Datnow

Clarissa Datnow - Planet Ceramic

Planet Ceramic

Emma Blount

Emma Blount - Window on the World

Window on the World

Frances Arkle

Frances Arkle - Rosary