This year we travelled down to New Designers to give out our Vanilla Ink Graduate of the Year award. We like to travel around each of the degree shows, but this year we were short of time and missed a couple. For our award, the graduate has to have graduated from a Scotland based establishment and make something awesome, that excites both Scott and I.
Previous winners have included current Inker Eileen Pottle, Hayley Brooks and Chloe Lewis. This year we congratulate Shona Dobie from Glasgow School of Art and Iona Anderson from Duncan of Jordanstone, University of Dundee.
We will be interviewing each maker and highlighting their practice, we will also be letting you know our reasons why we chose each maker to be a winner of our award, keep an eye out. For now we are going to write about the best things we saw at New Designers this year!