Money, money, money

The big hurrah at the end of my course is exhibiting at New Designers which a huge exhibit in London with stands from all the design courses in the UK. It is a big part of the reason I came to Hereford and I have been looking forward to it for a long time. As a year group we have been fairly sure we wanted to try and raise money to fund this trip and my contribution was arranging a stand at the Hereford Art Market just before Christmas.

Students created work for us to sell and then we took turns manning the stand all day. For a lot of people it was their first experience of selling their own work.  The feedback from the students was so overwhelmingly positive in terms of experience gained I was full of inspiring joy. Hopefully participating in this fair will be something that future 3rd years will do.

I made cushions, bags and napkin rings (very similar to the stuff I sold last year) all of which went down. I ended up bringing very little stock home with me which was such a satisfying feeling - though it did take quite a few weeks for all of the props we had used on the stand back into their proper places in our house, who knew I owned quite so many vintage suitcases in different sizes!

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