About the Artist

I am Ella-Rose Budd, I would describe myself as a printmaker and visual maker. I have been developing and expanding my ideas and interests within Printmaking where I have focus and passion for silk screen printing.

The nature of my practice is based on exploring the use of layering and
creating interaction with the viewer. I aim to invite the viewer to participate in the work by questioning object, surface structure and space. In fact, this process of interaction is the primary intention of my practice. Hands-on making and the processes that underpin the production of my work are important to me, especially the relationship between developing a complex surface design and its application to a simple material, object, structure, or space. Surface provides a central focus for me it is the inspiration and starting point of the creative journey through which, I develop my designs.


I have an interest and find inspiration from architecture and general spaces. At the moment I am exploring ways in which a two-dimensional print can be translated into a three-dimensional object - playing with the concept of how a print can come away from the wall.


I am flexible and able to respond to the requirements of a commission and I have developed designs and produced work for friends, family and paying clients. My designs range from a one-off piece that can be framed or displayed to repeat patterns that can be applied to paper, cloth or other interior surfaces. I also have experience of producing outdoor ceramic pieces that work as functional as well as decorative garden and plant furniture.

 

My approach to working with clients is to take a detailed brief of the commission and to produce concept designs before I work up a final piece of work. I feel that it is important to engage the client throughout the process so that they feel fully involved in the creative process, this way the final piece feels like a genuine extension of their creative vision.

 
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Background & Experience 

Education & Qualifications

 

2021 - University of West of England, MA Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking

2017 - 2020 - Bath Spa University, BA (Hons) Contemporary Arts Practice        
2016 - 2017 - Weston College, Art Foundation

2014 - 2016 - Backwell School, A levels: Graphics, Photography and Textiles       

Solo and Group Exhibitions
Two Hundred and Forty-Three Postcards in Real Colour - Postcards for Perec, July - August 2021, Bower Ashton Library at UWE Bristol (travelling show)
The Herbarium – World Book Night (Virtual), April - May 2020, Bower Ashton Library at UWE Bristol                                                        
Future Edit, 2020 Graduate Showcase, January 2020, Craft Council in London
Edition 6, Open Printmaking Exhibition, August 2020, 44AD in Bath

No Show Degree Showcase, June 2020, Bath Spa University - School of Art and Design in Bath (Virtual) 

Into the Blue Exhibition, April 2019, Walcot Chapel in Bath

Waves Exhibition, April 2018, Clevedon Pier in Clevedon

UAL End of Year show, May 2017, Weston College in Weston-Super-Mare

Aleatory Exhibition during Art Foundation, March 2017, The Island in Bristol

Skills

The skills I have developed through screen-printing have allowed me to look at layering and composition which plays an important part in the overall display of my artwork. I have found that my skills have really developed in terms of translating two-dimensional works into a three-dimensional form and this has expanded my technical ability as well as producing an extensive range of works. 


Specific Skills:
Digital Skills in Photoshop and Illustrator 
Advance experience in silk screen printing
Experience in ceramics, a combination of slab building and coil pots
Digital designing of patterns

 

Transferable Skills:
Time management 
Independent working

Communicating with a range of people

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