Cleveland College of Art & Design   2005/2006

Helen Stevens

Having recently set up my own business in women's fashion accessories, I have certainly come across a few obstacles and felt restricted with the techniques I was able use, which in turn affected my creative design potential. Being accepted onto the AA2A scheme has enabled me to be more experimental and imaginative with my work. I have been able to reproduce time consuming prints onto various products, such as suede and leather clutch bags and sash belts. Having use of the facilities has also inspired me to move into other product areas such as t-shirts and textile canvasses, something I have always wanted to do.

This opportunity has helped me to expand my business and achieve a professional standard in my work. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the college, being in such a pleasant and inspiring environment and learning new techniques along the way.

Photographer: the artist

'Leather Clutch Bags'
Transfer and screen printing on leather with antique buttons

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