Orkney stu­dent steers final project home

The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands) - - LOCALNEWS - BY MICHELLE HEN­DER­SON

An art stu­dent from Orkney is bas­ing her de­gree project on the pic­turesque seascapes of home af­ter mov­ing to Aberdeen to fol­low her dream.

Anna Younie, 23, who is study­ing three di­men­sional de­sign at Aberdeen’s Robert Gor­don Univer­sity’s (RGU) Gray’s School of Art, was in­ter­viewed for Gray’s com­mu­ni­ca­tion de­sign course, but dur­ing the visit, her mind was changed and she chose 3D De­sign.

Now in her final year, she has de­cided to bring the essence of home to her final project.

Miss Younie said: “Orkney has al­ways been com­mended for its wealth of scenery and be­ing away from home re­ally made me ap­pre­ci­ate just how in­spir­ing it was. Look­ing at the stone cir­cles at Brodgar and Sten­ness, and re­search­ing the wide ranges of tex­tures found along the coast, I am pro­duc­ing large scale ce­ramic ves­sels that re­flect both of th­ese ar­eas.

“The large sim­plis­tic forms were in­spired by the stand­ing stones and their de­tailed sur­face tex­ture re­flects the way the sea has eroded the land over the years.”

Anna is plan­ning to head back home to fur­ther de­velop her craft, us­ing the is­land’s vi­brant craft scene as mo­ti­va­tion.

She added: “I plan to move home in the hopes of setting up my own prac­tice. Orkney’s craft scene does par­tic­u­larly well for such a small com­mu­nity and lots of crafters and mak­ers thrive from the end­less amounts of in­spi­ra­tion Orkney has to of­fer.”

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