Incubation Space Graduates

Graduate Incubation: Inc. Space

​​​​​​CSAD's Inc. Space provides an opportunity for our graduates to spend an additional year with the School to launch their own business or a sustainable career as a practicing artist or designer.​​​​

​​​​During the 12 months they receive mentoring from an academic team member to help them develop their practice, a mentor to help them develop their business skills and their own studio within the Inc. Space at CSAD. They have access to all of the School's workshops and facilities and support from our technical team to continue to develop their practical skills. The School also works closely with the University's Centre for Student Entrepreneurship and a wide range of professionals who provide workshops, talks and advice to ensure they're in the strongest position to succeed in their chosen careers in the long term.

 
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Sophie Adams

Sophie AdamsMy proposition is to become a sole trader selling both my work and my skills as an artist/designer/maker. My main focus will be on artist’s books – limited edition runs and one-offs – and fine bookbinding services. I have a broad range of relevant skills in both traditional and cutting edge technologies and I’m ambitious to push the boundaries of the book format, conceptually and technically.

I intend to follow several strands in my future work:-

• finely bound bespoke blank books • pushing the boundaries of limited edition and one-off artist’s books • exhibition exposure and potential sales • working to commission or in collaboration and time-limited project work.

I intend to keep the fabrication/retail side running alongside an active exhibition schedule as each will feed into thither in terms of aesthetics, recognition and sales.

www.sophieadams.com
makersoph.wordpress.com

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Supported by the Fenton Arts Trust

The Fenton Arts Trust

Pip Barrett

Pip BarrettPip Barrett: Artist

My practice begins on the sewing machine and ends with ceramic; fabric and clay play equal importance in what I produce. From previous themes of restriction and enhancement to more recent focus on attack, defence and the traumatic impact of conflict on the body, the human form has always been a constant driving force behind my work.

Working within both the fields of fine art and fashion, my ambition with the Incubation Residency is to create a line of statement accessories and jewellery pieces that echo the aesthetic of my practice whilst bringing to market a modified, commercially viable product.

Website: http://pipbarrett.wix.com/pipbarrett
Instagram: PIP_BARRETT
Instagram: PipBarrett


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Rhiannon Crowley

Rhiannon CrowleyRhiannon Lewando: Ceramic Textile Artist

My practice begins on the sewing machine and ends with ceramic; fabric and clay play equal importance in what I produce. From previous themes of restriction and enhancement to more recent focus on attack, defence and the traumatic impact of conflict on the body, the human form has always been a constant driving force behind my work.

Working within both the fields of fine art and fashion, my ambition with the Incubation Residency is to create a line of statement accessories and jewellery pieces that echo the aesthetic of my practice whilst bringing to market a modified, commercially viable product.

Website: http://rhiannonlewando.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rhiannonlewando

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Supported by the Fenton Arts Trust

The Fenton Arts Trust

Alice Elliott

Alice ElliotFlux Lux: Home décor/decorative lighting design

Through the Inc. Space I plan to push the boundaries of my practice to develop original lighting designs that are decorative and functional. The ethos of my work is affordable art derived from traditional and contemporary concepts, materials and processes. My main focus is marketing, to get my products out on display locally and nationally as well as to widen my audience through a variety of online shops and the high street. Customer feedback is an important aspect of this, through the different marketing approaches I have planned alongside customer feedback will allow me to ensure that new products and developments are focused to my market.

I believe the customer is the focus, with plans to design a service that has their needs at the centre. Materials are key to my practice, and so I aspire to offer a wide variety and the ability to create combinations to allow the customer to "mix & match" to create a product that is unique to them.

Cargocollective.com/aliceelliott fluxlux.bigcartel.com https://www.facebook.com/fluxluxstudio Flickr: katieweymanceramics Tumblr: katieweymanceramics​

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Supported by the Fenton Arts Trust

The Fenton Arts Trust

Sarah Jenkins

Sarah JenkinsOverBark: Furniture maker

My aim is to produce a furniture collection using locally sourced wood, a variety of piping and yarn. The collection is more about beauty then heavy purpose, I believe in showing the natural beauty of the wood.


https://overbark.weebly.com
https://twitter.com/sjenkins269
https://sarahjenkins269.wordpress.com/ 
https://instagram.com/overbark1/

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Kate Haywood

Kate HaywoodArtist

'The haiku that reveals seventy to eighty percent of a subject is good. Those that reveal fifty to sixty percent we never tire of'. Matsuo Bashō

My work is concerned with aspects of ritual, body and place. It functions as a visual haiku both revealing and concealing, inviting the viewer to enter into a dialogue, which is at once sensuous and perceptual.

Initially this is communicated through an immediate, intuitive, tactile language but a closer reading of these assemblages will evoke further associations linked to experiences bound by object, time, sequencing and memory. A precise economy of material and metaphorical language is employed. During the course of the residency I will develop a series of works which further explore ways in which poetic structures can function visually, by balancing and manipulating a series of material qualities and connotations, whilst employing a 'thinking through making' approach.

www.axisweb.org/p/katehaywood

www.katehaywood.co.uk


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Chrisoula Konstantakou

Chrisoula Konstantakou ceramicistCKeramics – ceramicist

From a ceramics' perspective as material and discipline, ceramics allows creativity, exploring, making and through its processes achieves tangible thoughts which are transferable into other materials and disciplines. As the instigator of an idea, I begin a journey of research and development leading to prototype and potential production that challenges the way an outcome is realised.

My aim is to bring fresh innovative ideas to the ceramic and other material based industries that can be realised for the market. To enable this collaboration and consultation within the research and development context, my aim is to establish appropriate conduit, triggered by outcomes developed within a studio context (Inc. Space).

www.ckeramics.com
Twitter: @MsChrisoula 
LinkedIn: Chrisoula Konstantakou

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Anna Palamar

Textile designer/maker

My aims are to:- – Effectively establish my reputation as a valuable textile designer creating original, high quality products. – Launch my brand. – Create a web page and start selling online. – Build up my portfolio and get experience in the field. – Participate in events, craft fairs and competitions. – Make professional connections within design and art fields. – Emphasising personification of art and design work by offering not only a ready-made product, but a complete solution and service.

annapalamardesigns.wordpress.com

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Supported by Santander


Rebecca Thomas

Rebecca ThomasIllustrator

During my time at the INC Space I want to focus on building my professional practice, developing links for illustration within medical and scientific applications. I plan on creating and selling work whilst studying building to running my own business. I also want to establish a home for Illustration in Cardiff, running exhibitions, events (like artists talks etc.), and workshops developing on the wonderful arts community we have in Cardiff.

http://rebeccathomasillustration.com 
Instagram: @rebecccat

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Laura Welsman

Laura WelsmanFine Art and Conceptual Artist

I intend to develop my existing practice into a refined style and form in order to make large paintings as part of immersive installations. In my existing painting I use symbol as a way of uniting transient subjective experience with cogent form, whilst focusing heavily on negative space.

The ideal behind my proposed work is the Gesamtkunstwerk; the total immersive art environment that unites object and sensation to form a coherent whole. Taking inspiration from artists such as Mark Rothko and Laure Prouvost, the installations I intend to make should completely fill the mind of the viewer, allowing little other thought to be entertained. With more research and the development of ideas, I intend to integrate new technologies with the environments in order to create a complex visual experience.

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Supported by the Fenton Arts Trust

The Fenton Arts trust


Kate Weyman

Katie Weyman CeramicsKatie Weyman Ceramics

I aim to create a business that will give me the confidence in myself and my work, to be able to show at numerous galleries around the UK and also to be able to sell at craft fairs. I also plan to make numerous products to sell at various venues and events.

Having an extra year from completing my BA and MA, in an educational environment where I plan on furthering my career through the medium of ceramics, would give me a great opportunity to work around students and staff members. I would love to be able to increase my experience working in an educational environment.

I also aim to have left the Incubation Space with a greater understanding of the market I will be entering into as well as creating a platform for myself to become more dependant on my business and to make an income from it as best as I can.

www.katieweymanceramics.com
Twitter: @KWeymanCeramics Facebook: Katie Weyman Ceramics Instagram: @katieweymanceramics

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Supported by the Fenton Arts Trust

The Fenton Arts Trust

Alexana Blott

Alexana Blott SculptureAlexana Blott Sculpture

I am a figurative sculptural artist specialising in metal and cutlery art. My work is an exploration of beauty and life within organic sculptural pieces. With a focus on the natural world, my work brings beauty to the commonplace or throwaway parts of our lives. The transformation of cutlery into animal forms gives an otherwise mundane object a new purpose and a sense of wonder, whilst drawing the mind back to nature and the beauty of the world in which we reside.

I offer work in a variety of shapes, sizes and complexities and offer custom and personalised pieces as well. With such an unusual medium, my art is inherently unique and incredibly versatile, and no two pieces are the same. With sleek, clean lines and a minimalist style, my work has an unusual modern aesthetic and adds a contemporary flare to the scrap metal art niche.

Alexana-blott.co.uk
Alexanasculpture.etsy.com
Instagram.com/sovriin
facebook.com/sovriinscrafts

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