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Paper Paint Clay & the Isle of Man

BY VICI BLACKBURN
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 16, 2018

Artist Teacher Vici Blackburn takes us through the inspiration for her work and the how this unusual mix of paint, paper and clay are worked together.  Vici has been very busy recently with exhibitions, comissions and participation at drawing events.  So exciting to see a UCM BA Hons Fine Art graduate continue to be excited about making work and sharing this with her students at QEII High School.

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Sneaky Weasel

BY CHARLES HUNT
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 16, 2018

Ealish recently moved back to the Isle of Man with her husband Charles and together they have set up Sneaky Weasel, designers, makers and sign painters, who create all forms of signage, mural and decorative work. Everything is created, built and painted by hand. Ealish completed the Art Foundation Course at UCM (formerly Isle of Man College) and then studied on the Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design at Leeds College of Art.  Progressing then on to the MA Fashion Textile Practices at the University of Huddersfield.  

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Print & Press Studio

BY BEN THORNTON
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 16, 2018

A clear example of what you can do to start your own business.  Ben Thornton started his own print company with next to nothing, his enthusiasm, and determination have catapulted his business forwards.  He now has many clients on the Isle of Man and there are strong links to the growing food and drink community on the Island. Ben was a student at University College Isla of Man where he completed the Level 2 Art & Design Course.

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Keird Collective

BY KIM GRAZIANO
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 16, 2018

Keird is Manx for Craft. Liked minded creatives Alice, Quinn, Kim, Grainne, Jenny and Amy came together to form the collective combining their unique skill sets running pop up shops and workshops. The support they give each other shows how this can build friendships and confidence.   Both Alice and Quinn were former students of University College Isle of Man (formerly Isle of Man College) on the Art Foundation and Extended Diploma in Art & Design courses.  

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Locate

BY MARTYN THOMAS
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 16, 2018

Locate, architect Maryn Thomas talks us through his projects and gives us an insight into his life as a Manx Architect at Horncastle Thomas.  How his family and his work have influenced the decisions he has made and how different doors opening are progressing his practice connecting the past with contemporary developments that fit the locations. Martin was a mature student on the Art Foundation Course at University College Isla of Man. He is passionate about design on the Isle of Man and is founder member of Sofa the society of architects who delivered Isle of Architecture.

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In at the Deep End - Ballagroove

BY GYP BUGGANE
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 25, 2016

Want to throw it all away and follow your dream then listen to Gyp Buggane, he took the brave step of leaving a secure job to follow his dream setting up and running a recording studio on the Isle of Man.  

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World Apart

BY ANDY NOBLE
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 24, 2017

Andy Noble is in his final year of a BA Hons Visual Communiction course at the University College Isle of Man.  The entrepreneurial stand to the course where students are encouraged to collaborate and form links with industry. His trans media work has culminated into some great projects and opportunities for Andy.

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Itsy Ditsy Hats

BY LINDA DONALD
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 24, 2017

Luxurious, flirty, and at times, a little bit sexy, an Itsy Ditsy Hat can make your day! Linda takes use through what inspires her and the materials and tools of the trade.  Linda is a part time tutor on the Adult and Lesiure programmes at the University College Isle of Man.

Handmade millinery by Linda Donald

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An American in Douglas

BY KIM GRAZIANO
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 24, 2017

An American graphic designer moves to Douglas, Isle of Man to start a new life.  Kim Graziano explains how her career developed and how she came to move to the Island.  

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Ice Man

BY DARREN JACKSON
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 24, 2017

Isle of Man Farmyard Studios is run by sculptors Darren Jackson and Stepahnie Quayle.  Darren Jackson tells us about some of the super size sculptures he has made using some amazing materials.  

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Alchemy

BY SARAH HENDY
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 24, 2017

Artist and radio presenter Sarah Hendy shares her experiences as a creative on the Isle of Man, from making dresses out of binbags to producing the Island's creative arts radio programme.

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