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Spotted 2015: MMU

Once again we were amazed by the talent at Manchester Metropolitan University’s degree show. We spotted unique work from a diverse range of practices.

We also awarded one outstanding graduate the MMU Graduate Solo Exhibition Award. Now in it’s tenth year, the award winner secures a solo exhibition at the centre, bespoke professional development support and far-reaching promotion, helping our chosen winner to succeed in their creative profession. Our winner for 2015 is Verity Howard, a ceramic artist from Three Dimensional Design. We were captivated by her intensely dark ceramic forms that display a tiny glimpse into a hidden world. They are truly unique.

Mollie Paling from Three Dimensional Design creates sophisticated, geometric jewellery using precious metals and semi precious stones. Her designs are influenced by the sentimental relationship between jewellery and the wearer.

Benjamin Ashton is also a Three Dimensional Design graduate, but he specialises in minimalistic home and office furniture design. His pieces are designed to effortlessly incorporate technology and the minimal style enables them to be configured by the user.

Our final spotted Three Dimensional Design graduate is Lucy Green who creates incredibly intricate, mixed media kinetic sculptures. Her exquisitely framed pieces immediately caught our eye.

From Textiles in Practice we spotted Camilla Thomas and Tui Krosschell.

Camilla Thomas specialises in weave and uses natural fibres to create calming and comforting textiles. It was lovely to hear that one of her main incentives to study textiles was so that she could one day become a maker at MCDC!

Tui Krosschell designs textiles for fashion and fashion accessories, inspired by natural and urban environments and created using digital processes. Through her work she explores gender stereotypes and behaviour.

Our final spotted graduate from MMU is Alison Waters from Creative Practice. A passion for books inspired Alison to push the definition of bookmaking by creating a series of oriental fans inspired by a narrative.