Hazel MacLennan

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  • LocationAberdeen, United Kingdom

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About me

 

My name is Hazel MacLennan, I'm a 4th year design student studying at Gray's School of Art in the Scottish city of Aberdeen. I feel that as a designer and as an artist I have a responsibility to make people aware of global environmental issues. I want to use the platform I have to inform other on how we can tackle and join together to combat these issues. My material focuses are mainly within the fields of ceramics and glass. Using a number of processes. What better way to start than through thoughtful design? Currently I am experimenting lots with glass fusing, drop forming, slip casting and mold making. What better way to start than through thoughtful design? I try to be always aware of the environment within my creative practices. Therefore I try to be careful with the amount of wastage I produce and the electricity I use. I am currently working towards the end of my degree so watch this space for some interesting pieces to come!

Skills

 

  • Glass Design
  • Illustration
  • Environment
  • Excel
  • Illustrator
  • Office
  • Word
  • Ceramics
  • Ceramic Artist
  • Glass Artist
  • Glass Cutting
  • Glass Casting
  • Ceramic Technician
  • Glass Drop Forming
  • Glass Decoration

Work history

2015

Ceramic Technician Part Time

Gary’s School of Art

Mar 2015 - Jun 2015
  • Whilst completing my third year at Gray’s School of Art I was a part time ceramic workshop assistant. This was a great opportunity to learn how the basic day to day running of a workshop. - Learnt how to use the clay-pugging machine to produce fresh clay. - Responsible for refilling the porcelain vat and adding appropriate chemicals. - Cleaning and maintaining all necessary equipment. - Cleaning and helping with general upkeep of workshop. - Assisting students with projects when possible.

Education

2016

Three Dimensional Design

Gary’s School of Art

Aug 2012 - May 2016

    2015

    Placement with Amanda Simmons

    Spring Fling Modern Heritage Craft

    Feb 2015 - Mar 2015
    • I was lucky enough to be part of Modern Heritage Craft scheme in Dumfries and Galloway. This opportunity opened up doors for me and I learnt a great deal which I have been applying to my final year project. Learnt how to create pattern, depth and layer with vibrant glass powders. - How to cut glass and use powders safely. - Technical knowledge on how to build basic glass blanks. - Kiln firing processes and temperatures. - How to programme the kiln with various programmes.