Winners: Royal Doulton UNSW Art and Design Award

By Penny Craswell

I was delighted to be asked to judge the Royal Doulton UNSW Art and Design Award last month, in which students re-imagined Royal Doulton’s future in a collection of homeware and interior objects. The work was fantastically varied, with some students focusing on ceramics, some on metal, graphic design, textiles and other specialisations. The collections were inspired by the geometry found in nature, with prototypes supported by designs for retail display and point of sale, product packaging and Royal Doulton brand identity collateral. Each student also made a video about their entry, and there were some really creative responses – we almost wished we could give awards just for the videos.

Ripples by Joseph Turin, winner of the Royal Doulton UNSW Art and Design Award 2016. Image: supplied
Ripples by Joseph Turrin, winner of the Royal Doulton UNSW Art and Design Award 2016. Image: supplied
The winner was Ripples by Joseph Turrin, a series of ceramic pieces with patterns from nature created by painting, then sponging off the clay around it. The other three finalists were Phase by Annie Kuang, a teapot and cup set with a simple and clever geometry based on the atoms in a H2O molecule, Vessels for Change by Tulla Carson, a set of vases that featured markings based on the points of a map of Sydney, and River by Sherli Liu, a tea set with shapes reminiscent of architecture set on a timber board with moving elements inspired by the motion of water in a river.

Congratulations to Joseph Turrin who will complete an internship at the Royal Doulton Global Design Studio in England. Thank you Royal Doulton and UNSW for a great day – it was fantastic to debate the finalists and winner with the other judges: Kate Perkins from Temple & Webster, Georgina Garrity from Royal Doulton and Rod Bamford from UNSW.

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Phase by Annie Kuang, finalist in the Royal Doulton UNSW Art and Design Award 2016. Image: supplied
Phase by Annie Kuang, finalist in the Royal Doulton UNSW Art and Design Award 2016. Image: supplied

Vessels for Change by Tulla Carson, finalist in the Royal Doulton UNSW Art and Design Award 2016. Image: supplied
Vessels for Change by Tulla Carson, finalist in the Royal Doulton UNSW Art and Design Award 2016. Image: supplied

River by Sheri Lin, finalist in the Royal Doulton UNSW Art and Design Award 2016. Image: supplied
River by Sheri Lin, finalist in the Royal Doulton UNSW Art and Design Award 2016. Image: supplied

Penny Craswell from The Design Writer, Kate Perkins from Temple and Webster, Georgina Garrity from Royal Doulton and Rod Bamford from UNSW
Me, Kate Perkins from Temple and Webster, Georgina Garrity from Royal Doulton and Rod Bamford from UNSW
 

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