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'Tiny Titanius' by Marianne Forrest. Photograph by Simon B Armitt

'Geome' by Marianne Forrest. Photograph by Simon B Armitt

A Film-Making Guide produced by The Guardian

Furniture designed by Rupert Forster


News and Events Archive: September - October 2010

Course Leader unveils ‘tiny’ timepieces Goldsmiths Fair

Marianne Forrest, Course Leader for the BA Silversmithing and Jewellery and BA Jewellery courses at The Cass (The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Media and Design) is exhibiting her latest work at the Goldsmiths Fair from the 27th September to the 4th October.

Following its successful launch in Glasgow Marianne’s latest range of watches includes her ‘Tiny Titaniums’. This range of wrist, ring and pendant watches using Titanium and 18 Carat Gold or Silver in a beautiful combination of lustrous precious metals and dark titanium. The Tiny sleek forms are reminiscent of organic lava flows and drip from chains or wrap around wrists and fingers. These tiny timepieces were created using state-of-the-art 3D manufacturing technology to produce the cases.

Alongside the Tiny Titaniums Marianne is showing her ‘Geome' range, by contrast a very large wristwatch. At Goldsmiths Fair Marianne will also display watches of all sizes from the tinies through to pocket watches and on request a portfolio showing her monumental pieces made for public spaces including the huge clock created for Ebbw Vale last year.

Goldsmiths’ Fair is regarded as the largest and most inspirational selling event of its kind in Europe. The 160 designer-makers who exhibit at the Fair represent the cream of British talent, with established doyens of the trade and the most exciting breakthrough talent exhibiting their work side by side. Other staff from the Cass exhibiting at this year’s event include David Goodwin and Beaulagh Chapman-Brooks.

September 24, 2010

Cass Lecturer Features in The Guardian’s Film-Making Guide

Extracts of a book by Jane Barnwell, Senior Lecturer on the BA Film and Broadcast Production at The Cass (The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Media and Design) are to be used in a Film Making Guide produced by The Guardian newspaper this weekend. The 'How To Make Films' booklet which will appear with the national paper on Saturday 25th September brings together practical advice and inspiration from industry insiders and mini master classes from the top names in the film industry such as Shane Meadows.

The guide draws on Barnwell’s popular book The Fundamentals of Film Making for it’s main chapter text, and is aimed at anyone who has a notebook full of film ideas but needs help shaping them into a coherent, punchy digital short.

September 20, 2010

Cass Alumnus selected for major London Showcase

Furniture designed by Rupert Forster, a recent Alumnus of FdA Furniture Making at The Cass (The Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design) has been selected for exhibition at Tent Selects, during the London Festival of Design, from the 23rd to 26th September.

Tent Selects showcases the work of the next generation of world class designers whose ideas will shape our future world. The team at Tent London travel extensively seeking out the best design talent and will present their handpicked selection of UK and international design graduates from a range of disciplines at the event. This will include the best examples of emerging talent from furniture, ceramics, textiles, graphics, jewellery and product design.

Rupert’s work, ‘TURN’ is a quirky and stimulating new concept where interchangeable components are used to create a variety of different furniture landscapes. Talking about the design Rupert said, “Turn is functional and entertaining- it enables people to create their own personal, unique furniture and there are endless configurations and possibilities."

September 19, 2010

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