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A collection of interviews with previous student bloggers on the a-n blogs. Fancy being profiled as an art student working on your final year project, dissertation, studio practice? Start a blog, tag it with ‘art students’ and get in touch […]

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Joshua Tyson
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Blogger profile: Joshua Tyson

After keeping his video blog on Degrees unedited since November 2012, Joshua Tyson tells us of ‘The soap factory’ and its culture, in time for degree shows at University Campus Suffolk.

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Jasper Weinstein Sheffield
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Blogger profile: Jasper Weinstein Sheffield

After joining Degrees unedited in March 2013 Jasper Weinstein Sheffield has showed us there’s much more to his conceptual approach than a blade of grass. He tells us more as prelude to degree shows at Northumbria University.

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Blogger profile: Ali Reed

Ali Reed joined the Degrees unedited blogs in November 2012, since then we have seen her work develop site-specifically and professionally. Here she tells us of her plans for degree shows at Staffordshire University.

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Blogger profile: Catriona Meighan

After joining Degrees unedited in February 2013 Catriona Meighan has explored book works and large scale installations during her time at Edinburgh College of Art. In time for degree shows she tells us of her aspirations for negative space.

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Sikander Pervez
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Blogger profile: Sikander Pervez

We catch up with Sikander Pervez, as he enters his final term at Staffordshire University, to talk material, machinery and the function of repetition in his practice.

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Val Jones
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Blogger profile: Val Jones

We talk to third year student Val Jones as she secures her own voice through painting, in time for 2013 degree shows at University Campus Suffolk.

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Studio view - rescue buoy
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Blogger profile: Mercedes Ferrari

Born in Spain, 33-year-old student Mercedes Ferrari now lives in Brighton and studies Sculpture at the University of Brighton. Here we talk about her work in the final term of her degree leading up to degree shows 2013.

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Observe these Behaviours in the Show
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Blogger profile: Rosemary Marchant

We picked a good time to catch up with Rosemary Marchant, right before her degree show in Brighton. After the install we then followed up with her plans for practice and research post-graduation… so here’s the before and the after!

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Theo Wood
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Blogger profile: Theo Wood

We settle in to Theo Wood’s fictional space, The Museum Of Space Exploration, to talk museum objects, planets bereft of water, Arnolfini workshops and preparation for her MA show at University of the West of England.

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Grinding the stone down
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Blogger profile: Clare Mills

We catch up with Clare Mills in the third year of her Fine Art degree at Norwich University College of the Arts, to talk about teaching and the printing process as it corrolates with researched subject matter.

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Beth Webster
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Blogger profile: Beth Webster

We catch up with Beth Webster, in her final year of her Fine Art degree at Lincoln University, and talk about the concept of beauty, histories of found-objects in art and the ‘spin’ of self in one’s practice.

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Maurice Lock
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Blogger profile: Maurice Lock

During his final year of Fine Art at Coleg Menai, Maurice Lock fills us in on the sublime, its theatrical placing in his practice, and the use of materials as variants in finding and staging the artist’s answer.

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Map Painting #2
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Blogger profile: Suzy Waldron

In her final year at University College Falmouth, Suzy Waldron tells us about perspective in her work and balancing visual-practice with her written dissertation.

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The artist working on a clay sculpture
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Blogger profile: Lee Devonish

Richard Taylor talks to Lee Devonish in the final year of her Fine Art course at the University of Kent as she moves across disciplines and kick starts degree show plans for the year group.

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John harris
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Blogger profile: John Harris

As John Harris approaches his degree show at Nottingham Trent, he takes some time out to talk to Degrees unedited about a developing art practice, text appropriation and the likening of sculpture to a modern day comedian on stage.

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Digital practices

Social media is never out of the headlines, whether we’re talking about privacy issues or how it has allowed niche political groups to reach a wider public.

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janet hollins
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Blogger profile: Janet Hollins

There’s a fine line between art making for its conceptual purpose and for its commercial value. Janet Hollins’ MA seems to offer opportunities to pursue both, but how does her blog tell the story? Richard Taylor investigates.

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object for moving over #1
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Blogger profile: Ryan Hughes

Graphic design supplied an impetus, as skateboarding provided public space for experimentation. Soon to be in his final year at Birmingham City University, Ryan Hughes continues to transform public sites with the durable object alongside textual intervention.

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'New Land' Private View
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Blogger profile: Marion Piper

The penultimate year of part-time study is imminent and this ex-carpet designer plans to paint and scale her way through dissertation research. Richard Taylor finds out how before the summer draws to a close.

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Untitled
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Blogger profile: Craig Hudson

Richard Taylor in conversation with Craig Hudson from University Campus Suffolk on the skills to learn, the ideas to express and how the human sculptural form embodies the materiality for both.

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Holiday Rodeo
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Blogger profile: James Clarkson

Richard Taylor converses with a third year student James Clarkson at Sheffield Hallam University on not always having something to say but having plenty to show instead.

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