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iceland – week seven – final projects

The knitting course and exchange period come to an end The final week at the Reykjavik School of Visual Arts was a busy one – we presented our final work on Friday. The experimental knitting had to result in three final knitting samples – using the same color palette. They had to be presented together […]

iceland – week six – identity in creativity

Identity in creativity­­ – workshop with Gabriela Sanchez Gabriela Sanchez y Sanchez de la Barquera a Mexican textile designer from The Netherlands. She came to The Reykjavik School of Visual Arts to introduce us to her projects, her work at Vlisco and her path in finding her identity in creativity. With different assignments, tough personal […]

iceland – week five – design talks

Portfolio course This week we had a break from knitting – the week started with a short course in portfolio making, which was a preparation for a workshop in design. We worked on our designer/artist statements and gathered some old works for a small portfolio to present in the beginning of the workshop. Inspiration from […]

iceland – week four – sketches

Knitting The week started with a lot of sketching, both drawing and knitting. I started experimenting with different materials and yarns, to somehow capture the feelings of the moodboards and to get an idea with which final color palette I want to work with. With the color palette chosen, I sketched some patterns and tried […]

iceland – week three – working environment changes

Experimental knitting During my third week at the Reykjavik School of Visual Arts I got to know the textile design department. This started with a lecture and a workshop held by knitting designer Stephen West. A lot of random knitting just for fun – with some very useful tips and a huge amount of inspiration.   […]

iceland – week two – tests and experiments

The second week in the ceramics department at the Reykjavik School of Visual arts was also full of experiments with different materials. Here are two different exercises we did during the week, but of course there were more – and also some lectures. Porcelain I started with some little experiments in mold making. The teachers idea was […]

iceland – week one – first impressions

A week ago I arrived in Iceland and moved into my lovely little apartment. The next morning I started at my new school, at The Reykjavík School of Visual Arts. For the first weeks I will have a small insight into the ceramics department, from where I continue to the textile’s one. (The school also […]