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.

Friday, 24 June 2011


Should you want to see any more of my work, please visit the following link for my online portfolio: http://www.artsthread.com/p/tanyaventress

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Dissertation Prize

I am also very happy and proud to say I am the winner of the
Cleveland College of Art and Design,
Principles Dissertation Prize
For my dissertation
'The True Nature of a Gift'

In brief my dissertation was on the True Nature of a Gift and investigated a brief history and current values in society about the meaning of gifts.

I really enjoyed researching and writing the dissertation and feel that despite tackling a difficult topic that what I have learned has enlightened me, though unfortunately I can never look at gift giving the same way ever again!

Again I'd like to thank everyone who helped with ideas and stories and proof reading skills, and for anyone who would like to read it, I believe a copy is being kept by the LRC and is available to look at.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Degree Show Display

So all is well, with the degree show night now gone the gallery is open for all to see,
I’m really happy with my display, and it’s much better to see it firsthand!
If you still haven't been to see the show its open for its final few days this week
Tuesday the 14th - 18th of June, in Hartlepool Art Gallery, 10-5pm