More about Sadie
What made you choose to study at NTU?
“The range of art facilities, workshops and studio space available.”
What do you enjoy most about your course?
“I enjoy the chance to try out a wide variety of materials and processes which allows you to discover your likes and dislikes across the Decorative Arts spectrum.”
Has the course included any live projects?
“During Year One we completed a live brief from Johnson Tiles. This project was mainly designed based and focused on upcoming trends and the use of Photoshop and visualisations. I had the opportunity to attend a factory tour which I found interesting as I was able to see the scale which ceramics can be mass produced.
“We are currently designing for Denby’s Craftroom, with the chance to sell our designs to Denby for them to produce and sell in their shops.”
Has the course included any guest speakers?
“Yes it does, I particularly enjoyed a lecture given by bone china artist, Chris Wight, as it was relevant to my practice. He is also returning to the University to lead a workshop in mould making.”
What do you think about the course staff?
“All the technical staff are enthusiastic and are specialists in their areas which mean they are so helpful, and support you to complete your work to the highest quality. The tutors and administrators are organised and provide necessary and useful information, including relevant upcoming art and design events and exhibitions which widen your knowledge and provide invaluable inspiration.”
What do you enjoy most about living and studying in Nottingham?
“I like that everything in the city is within walking distance, making everything you may ever need within close proximity. There’s always a variety of events happening to suit all preferences.”
Why would you recommend studying Decorative Arts at NTU?
“It’s perfect if you are not 100% sure what art practice you want to pursue, as the course gives you the opportunity to try new processes, as well as develop your current knowledge. My first year really helped me to decide what area I wanted to continue studying.”