Brintons supports Staffordshire University’s Art and Design Graduate Show
15th July 2014
Lisa Mynett, a final year Surface Pattern Design student at Staffordshire University approached Brintons for some help with her degree show in June. Lisa wanted some woven carpets made, which were based on her textile designs and we were only too happy to help. Brintons designer Leah Jack worked with Lisa to make her designs a reality.
The inspiration for Lisa’s project was spring floral borders, encased with delicate florals complete with fluttering butterflies surrounded by woodland trails and countryside views. Lisa enjoys working with a variety of media including print, embroidery, paper, collage, heat processes and mixed media, adding made textures and colours.
The Art and Design Show ran from the 13th to the 21st June on the College Road campus, Stoke-on-Trent and was opened by British Designer Emma Bridgewater. The show celebrates the work of students graduating from the Universities range of art and design degrees.
Lisa says "I had the pleasure of working with Brintons as part of my final design brief at university and the experience was a joy from start to finish. Working with Leah Jack was like working with someone who I have known for a long time and she made the whole process an enjoyable one and allowed me to expand my creative portfolio to a surface I never thought I would be able to design for."
She went on to say, "Brintons and Leah in particular were supportive, kind and very helpful throughout. Receiving my design in print and as a sample carpet was a wonderful experience and one, which I will always remember. Leah is such a wonderful person to work with and from the very start I felt like a professional designer working to a brief set by a company. The samples and room layouts allowed me to visualise what my design would look like within a room setting. The turnaround of the designs and samples were so quickly executed and to a high standard. The design was well received by people and companies at both the Staffordshire university show and New Designers in London."
Images right: Lisa Mynett, Surface Pattern Design graduate with her final year display