London based designer-maker Isabel Distassi is a recent Edinburgh College of Art graduate working in mixed media 


My graduate collection is influenced by the mystical sea world, and more specifically corals. By making bundles and clusters of objects, I show a balance between movement and a sense of growth. Another feature of great importance to me is creating an element of surprise by combining contrasting materials with a similar aesthetic. The tactile nature of the materials encourages the wearer to engage with the pieces, yet its fragility means that with time the pieces will age and distort. The pieces become personal to the wearer and echo the ever-changing quality of the sea world.

Image ©Charlie Murray


27th-29th October: (upcoming) Handmade Edinburgh, The Hub
12th-15th October: (upcoming) Handmade at Kew
28th June – 1st July: New Designers, London
1st-11th June: Edinburgh College of Art, Degree Show, Edinburgh
9th-12th November 2016: Pics Project, exhibition at Lichtof, Stubenring 3, Vienna, Austria
7th-11th March 2016: Andrew Grant corridor exhibition, Edinburgh College of Art
10th – 13th December 2015: Limited edition exhibition, Edinburgh College of Art and National Museum of Scotland
November 2015: Exhibition at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art - British Art Medal Society (BAMS)

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