Awarded annually by Thomas Fattorini Ltd for overall excellence in the medallic medium.
‘be breast aware’
“I chose the theme of breast cancer as this is a subject close to my heart, having experienced this awful disease and thankfully come through it. As a professional photographer, I have photographed many women sufferers to help raise awareness and to help women come to terms with body image issues. This collection of images are used in many centres in the UK and are widely published.
In my work I draw on my skill as a photographer and my archive of images and I am developing my skills as a maker in this direction, I am particularly interested in embracing making in traditional materials utilising high tech methods of 3d scanning printing.
I wanted the shape and form of my art medal to be soft and tactile in the hand, leaving a small lump on the edge to remind us all to check our breasts”
Prototype for ‘Wedgwood Redefined’ 3d scanning from life to create moulds for ceramic sprigs applied to a traditional neoclassical shape vase.
This work will continue for Lorna’s final major project and complete her BA studies as a contemporary maker in 2020
Down & Out Daybed
This work is in response to the homeless and the extremes of the rich, poor divide: the have’s and the have not’s.
Cardboard is a throwaway material for most of us, yet offers lifesaving shelter, comfort and insulating warmth for the homeless and displaced.
The Baroque cardboard daybed is a direct replica of the daybed in the Library at Mount Edgcumbe House, Cornwall, for whom this work was created as part of a site specific exhibition.
There is a short film available about the making of the daybed and features Gary and Gadget two homeless gentlemen currently sleeping rough in Plymouth.