On Saturday morning I headed down to Porthmeor Studios in St Ives to judge a scarf competition for Falmouth University textile design students. It was a stormy day, with dark skies, and sleet blowing horizontally at our faces. There weren’t many brave enough to walk across Porthmeor Beach.
The students had been briefed by their tutor, Simon Clarke, to design a square, silk scarf inspired by either the artists who had worked at Porthmeor studios or St Ives and the landscape of West Cornwall.
When I arrived, I was greeted by all of the 19 students who were chatting excitedly, wrapped up in their hats, gloves and winter coats. Then I proceeded to the Borlase Smart Room where their chosen scarves had been beautifully displayed by Simon. The judging panel were discussing the format of the day. Read the rest of this entry »