Bespoke is made to order
Commission is instructed or commanded
Tracey Kendall : Wallpaper
Anna Kyyro Quinn : Wall panels
Wool manipulation in a smoking manner
Lou Gardiner : Embroidery artist
As a marketing tool she made a cape using free machine embroidery.
Embroidered Kettle Chips which were then translated digitally and printed on to packets.
Sam Pickard : Interior Fabric
Screen printer combining with digital.
Michelle House : Printed Textiles
Works for CAA Gallery in London.
Kate Bond : Surface Pattern
Cushions, lampshades. Recently she transferred her water colour paper manipulation and digitally printed
Be prepared for people to approach you, especially during New Designers. Prepare speeches or leaflets. (Look at your notes from elevator pitch from those extra workshops you’ve done last year)
– remove as many barriers, talk money and be clear
Some people might be open to tell you how much money they are willing to spend some people might be less willing to share their budget
Quote is not an estimate, you must communicate with your client what is your cost before production.
-Time (labour) – how many hours?
-Materials (fabric, thread etc..)
-Overheads (phone, electricity etc..)
-Marketing (photography, etc..)
-Then double it!
-10% of agreed overall price
-OR – separate standard daily/hourly rate
-Ask lots of questions
-Where is the piece going ?
-What size is the space?
-What sort of colours?
-What sort of materials, fabrics or substrates?
Proposal & Sampling
-Communicate well with the client
-Present the project in person
-Deliver a ‘package’ with includes:
Mock-ups, drawings, fabric samples, colour samples and/or a ‘mood board’ etc..
Display & Installation
It is easier to let the client sort out the installation so you are not responsible for anything that goes wrong. If you are doing the display and installation make sure you add that in your costs.
–Shipping abroad? Customs and Excise
-Insurance – insure the total value
-Packing – Package well
made sure you protect our self with contracts
Case study, Sanctuary Space, Bristol Royal Infirmary
Design brief part 1
-not overtly religious space
-for all faiths and for none
-multicultural and interdenominational
-a refuge away from the emotional hassle of the hospital and the hustle and bustle
Who got the gig?
Ptolemy Mann – famous weaver, hand dyes all her yarn, her work is all about colour. She had background in weaving but because of her interest in colour she is now a colour expert.
Today’s lecture was very interesting. We had a lot of business and commission related lectures but I feel like Anna has approached this matter from a different angle. She shared some inspiring artists with us which I will later on research in to even for artist research.