When we don't have bags on our heads we look like this.
BArch, DipArch [architecture]
favorite food: strawberry laces
Gem is a prolific designer. When she is not doing this she is asleep.
Gem has 6 years experience in lecturing in design, architecture, interior design and interior architecture in academic institutions across the country including; Manchester School of Art, Salford University, The Open University, Nottingham University and Brighton University.
Gem is a freelance architecture + design writer for publications such as Design exchange magazine, inhabitat.com, Mark Magazine, Blueprint, T-R-E-M-O-R-S Magazine and Design Bureau. Gem has also spoken at design events such as Clerkenwell Design Week, and is on the Brighton Committee of the South East Design Forum.
When Gem is not doing any of the above she loves nothing more than to make. She exceeds the role of a regular designer combining her talent for meticulous planning with the ability to get her hands dirty. Her power tool collection is growing on a daily basis.
[at the time of going to print Carly still claims that most of these are hers.]
Bachelor of Arts [sculpture]
favorite food: marzipan
Carly Jayne is an installation artist whose work has been exhibited across the UK and has also been featured in The Guardian, Building Design online, Sight Unseen magazine, New York and will be featured in the upcoming issue of Underscore magazine.
Her work draws upon elements of the ‘every day’ intertwined with her fascination of finding clarity and peace within a world of chaos and resistance. Her prolific use of light as a material has become elemental to her creative process and ability to discuss space, time and energy.
'The works approach the viewer independently, each discussing aspects of an inner relationship with oneself and an outward relationship with the world. This manifests as she speaks of points of emotional and physical instability alongside that of strength and recovery in a play between vulnerability and possibility. The vulnerability in materiality is key whilst the work remains physically kinetic and outwardly dramatic in its being.'
In addition to being a maker she also has a passion for photography and has seen great success in her independent documentary projects.