New Designers - A London Exhibition

I went to New Designers this week, it is still on until 4pm July 4th at the Business Design Centre in Islington near the Angel subway station.  It was different to my degree show as there wasn't a way that I could sell to the public directly as there was only limited space in the van, so everything in the next few pictures was all I had with me.  It was so hot down in London that some of the things we attached to the walls fell off over night.

We were up on the balcony and took an extra board to help the whole thing seem a little more enclosed.  Our work seemed so much smaller here than it had in Preston, there were a lot of people passing by and now I am out of post cards so I am going to get some new ones printed this week.  Our technician had met with us in London and was helping us organise the space, though our head of course who was taken ill just before the degree show came down to see us on the opening night.  Kevin Millward who taught me for a few weeks finally got to see some finished work as it was just going into the kiln on the last week he was in Preston and told me which pieces of my work he liked and those bits he didn't.

Our stand was on the right hand side by the stairs that go up to the higher level, on the lower level that you can see here was filled with textiles stands, there were 80 all in all compared to the 19 ceramics and glass stands.


  1. Hi Joseph,

    Goodness, what a lot of textiles!! The space looks enormous and rather daunting (the iron work up in the roof structure is rather beautiful though). I do hope you get some people through and make sales. Good luck with it all, and enjoy the heat if you can, we've in the middle of winter in this part of the world with frost at night!
    Best Wishes, P.

  2. I didn't manage to look at all the textiles while I was there it was a maze once you got down to that floor.

    I had one buyer for some sort of agency take a press pack while I was there, hopefully the others in the group will have handed out information.

    weather is very windy back up north today, all the fence panels are rattling about, they say there is a storm coming, we need the rain still as they were talking of a hose pipe ban last Monday.