Residency

Jacobs Ladder Residency 2014

Mirka Janeckova

14 July - 27 July

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This two-week residency, has been created through the generous support of an anonymous donor, specifically to support a crafts person in the design and creation of new work. Josh Bitelli was the 2013 Jacobs Ladder resident.

Mirka Janeckova is a jeweller and a recent graduate from the Silversmithing and Jewellery department at Glasgow School of Art.

She considers her pieces to be  metaphorical containers for their wearer’s emotions, memories and hopes and currently experiments with ‘white’ materials such as porcelain, silver, aluminium and textile, exploring their reflective and light absorbing qualities.

At Cove Park Janeckova intends to further her research into materials that react to light, touch and sound combining this with Arduino technology.

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UK Crafts Residency 2014

James Thompson

28 April - 22 June

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This eight-week residency supports an established designer/maker at a key stage in their career. It enables the artist to undertake research, explore new ideas and make significant developments in their practice within the context of Cove Park’s international and cross-disciplinary programme.

Previous residents on this programme include Linda Florence, Charlotte Linton, Lina Peterson, Joe Pipal, Pottinger and Cole.

James Thompson is a designer working across product design, furniture, installation and performance. His work deals with the perception of space and its interpretation.

He intends to use his residency to explore and develop a series of new recording tools and systems focused on the documentation and re-interpretation of exterior space.

Image: Photo © Philip Sayer, courtesy of Marsden Woo Gallery.

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Scottish Crafts Residency 2014

Andrew Lamb

07 July - 17 August

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This six week residency aims to support an established designer/maker based in Scotland. It provides the artist with the time and space to explore new ideas and ways of working within Cove Park’s international and cross-disciplinary programme. Without the requirement of a final project or presentation, this residency is intended to promote the development of new ideas and work.

Previous residents on this programme include Emlyn Firth, Beca Lipscombe, Deirdre Nelson, Frances Priest, Laura Spring and Dawn Youll.

Andrew Lamb is an Edinburgh based jeweller. His work features in many Uk and international collections including the Crafts Council, London, National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh and Galerie Marzee Collection, Nijmegen, The Netherlands and he has won numerous awards for his complex and innovative pieces.

He intends to use his time at Cove Park to explore ideas in 2 dimensions and through experimental model making.

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International Crafts Residency 2014

Nick Ross

23 June - 17 August

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Cove Park’s International Crafts programme expresses our commitment to supporting established international designer/makers and creating ways in which these individuals can engage with artists, organizations and audiences in Scotland. Previous international craft residents include Hilda Hellstrom, Carolina Apolonia, Johannes Nagel and Tilleke Schwartz.

Nick Ross is a product designer based in Sweden. His work focuses on questioning the role of the designer within a larger context and how designed objects can be used as vessels of information.

On residency at Cove Park Ross intends to research ‘ceramic cultures’ focusing on early ceramics through the lens of interpretive archaeology and learning the techniques and skills evolved in the creation of ceramic goods. He also aims to develop his work using stone by working with a local stonemason.

image: ‘A Mirror Darkly’ photographer Hugh Frost

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Emerging Designer/Maker Residency 2014

Maeve Redmond

28 April - 25 May

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With this one-month residency Cove Park aims to provide designers and makers based in Scotland with the support required to develop new work at a crucial stage in their careers.

Maeve Redmond is a graphic designer working in Glasgow. Her current practice involves commercial and non-commercial graphic design work with a particular focus on print design and typography and research into social and historical narratives.

She intends to use her residency period at Cove Park to research and create bespoke typography, exploring the idea of ‘type as image’.

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Scottish Crafts Residency 2013

Emlyn Firth

05 August 2013 - 16 August 2013

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This residency aims to support a Scottish emerging or established designer/maker. It provides the artist with the time and space to explore new ideas and ways of working within Cove Park’s international and cross-disciplinary programme. Without the requirement of a final project or presentation, this residency is intended to promote the development of new ideas and work.

Emlyn Firth is a Glasgow-based designer working in the fields of graphics and typography. As well as establishing a successful design practice Firth has worked collaboratively on a number of cross-disciplinary projects in Scotland and abroad. He launched A Visual Agency in 2012 and is part of design collectives such as The Press and State.

His time at Cove Park will be used to research and rework lost typography – specifically PISMO a collection of rare hand drawn

1950 Czech type with a view to generate new work.

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Emerging Designer/Maker Residency 2013

Naomi McIntosh

29 April 2013 - 24 May 2013

With this one-month residency Cove Park aims to provide designers and makers based in Scotland with the support required to develop new work at a crucial stage in their careers.

Naomi McIntosh is an applied artist working in Aberdeenshire. With a background in architecture her practice as a jeweller investigates the perception of space and how volumes that surround the body can be made visible.

She plans to use her time at Cove Park to experiment with forms and materials unrestricted by scale and wearability.

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Scottish Crafts Residency 2013

Beca Lipscombe

01 July 2013 - 19 July 2013

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This two-month residency aims to support a Scottish emerging or established designer/maker. It provides the artist with the time and space to explore new ideas and ways of working within Cove Park’s international and cross-disciplinary programme. Without the requirement of a final project or presentation, this residency is intended to promote the development of new ideas and work.

Previous residents on this programme include Catherine Aitken, Deirdre Nelson, Frances Priest, Laura Spring and Dawn Youll.

Beca Lipscombe is an Edinburgh based printmaker and textile designer. Working both independently as a designer and collaboratively as part of the company Atelier EB, Lipscombe’s practice is concerned with the exploration and definition of an indigineous Scottish aesthetic through hand and industrial craft production.

She intends to use her time at Cove Park to disseminate research material collected with a view to making new work.

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International Crafts Residency 2013

Hilda Hellstrom

10 June 2013 - 02 August 2013

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Cove Park’s International Crafts programme expresses our commitment to supporting established international designer/makers and creating ways in which these individuals can engage with artists, organizations and audiences in Scotland. Previous international craft residents include Carolina Apolonia, Johannes Nagel and Tilleke Schwartz.

Hilda Hellstrom is a Swedish product designer.  Since graduating from the RCA in 2012 Hellstrom has been Shortlisted for the Modern Craft Project and completed two major commissions for Swarovski Crystal.

She takes a philosophical approach to her craft-based practice, thoroughly researching a story before making.  Working with materials appropriate to a given theme including earth and film, she explores the notion of myth and the narrative within objects.

On residency at Cove Park Hellstrom intends to do research into the spread of Ash Tree Dieback in the UK to develop into a new body of work.

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UK Crafts Residency 2013

Linda Florence

22 July 2013 - 30 August 2013

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This six-week residency supports an established designer/maker at a key stage in their career. It enables the artist to undertake research, explore new ideas and make significant developments in their practice within the context of Cove Park’s international and cross-disciplinary programme.

Previous residents on this programme include Charlotte Linton, Lina Peterson, Joe Pipal, Pottinger and Cole and Lucian Taylor.

Linda Florence is a designer working in bespoke handmade wallpapers and installation artworks. Her works are driven by narratives and often involve an interactive element.

She intends to use her residency to explore cultural references to textile and pattern design within homes and to look at how the action of making connects people with particular reference to a story about tenement cleaning and decorating in Paisley from the early part of the 20th Century.