Hello, I'm Tanya Ventress a current student from Cleveland College of Art and Design in Hartlepool (originally from York). I'm studying BA (Hons) Textiles and Surface Design and I'm currently in the Madness of third year. I have ambitions of a teaching career but at the moment I'm hoping to persue my career of Surface Design.

Monday, 28 February 2011


So I got my marks back today and am dead chuffed, did it on Gift Theory i.e. the meanings behind giving and receiving gifts, a very interesting and difficult subject. Saying that though given the choice again I'd probably still have chosen the same thing!!

For anyone who did questionnaires and gave me wonderful insight to their gifts, and helped me by proof reading, I can't thank you all enough for your help.

Today is one of those days that makes you feel like the hard work is worth it. I'm mounting up for the Bradford Textiles Society Competition today and hope it all goes well and gets sent off soon!

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

So since I've been a busy bee...

 Such gaps in time since my last post! Time has been flying by, to the point I have to catch my breath these days. I've been trying to get on with professional studies, as my tutorial is on next week and I'm painfully aware that the Bradford Textiles competition needs to be presented for next week and I always have things to do in the studio. So far I have done 3 (and a bit) final designs, but with it taking about 3 days to each design and everytime I have completed one it is criticised, I'm staring to get a tad frustrated. But as soon as I get into the print rooms I'm sure I will be more inspired.

As for this project called 'Treasured Objects' I have been working hard, having done many drawing sheets over christmas, and some more when I came back, and as a result, my design development and all other parts have resulted in me having 10 designs I love and want to push into print and no idea if it is realistic or not- i don't know how I'll do it, but put it this way, I'm going to be a very busy-bee, If I'm not already!!


With a vague essence of William Morrris and many dots that took me 2 days 9.30-9pm I think this design drove me mad! 

My other design has bright contasting colours, I wanted an unexpected design to come from a very boring image!