KCC Students at the V & A

The V & A museum recently held the Inspired By … art competition, art and craft competition, to which a number of KCC students from the 3D Design Section submitted individual craft pieces: five pieces were short listed and, yet again, two won in their categories.

Inspired By … is the V & A annual competition set to award adults’ achievements during the nationally celebrated Adult Learner’s Week. The competition targets people on part-time courses and features a variety of art and craft areas grouped in 11 categories which include Textiles, Fashion, Word and Image, Ceramics, Metal work and Jewellery. All the work submitted is assessed by 21 curators and specialist staff from the museum.

A total of five KCC students were short listed in the areas of Glass, Ceramics, Metal work and Jewellery, with two students taking first prize, in the Ceramics, Metalwork and Jewellery categories.

Congratulations go to Claire Partington for claiming first prize in the Ceramics category for the piece “Vase Chinois” inspired by 17th and 18th Century chinoiserie.

The prize for Metalwork and Jewellery category went to artist Gunilla Kertsin Karlson, currently completing the Level 3 BTEC National Certificate in Applied Arts (Jewellery option). Gunilla produced a piece called “Memory Protector“. One of the judges explained the reason behind their choice “we chose the winner for metalwork because of its ingenuity and sensitive analysis of the work which inspired it”.

All five short listed pieces from KCC students, including the winners” works, are currently on show in the V & A foyer (Exhibition Road entrance) and will be there, along side the other short listed and winning pieces, until the 22nd July.

See the winning pieces on the Victoria and Albert Museum website