Hello once more to one and all. We are enjoying the last warm days of the summer, the sky is blue and the breeze is balmy - long may it last!
We've been on a trip this week...up to Leicester to visit De Montfort University. It was lovely to meet some of the footwear team; Nanette Westberg-Brown the Footwear Programme Course Leader...Head of Footwear Design, Steve Weston and Senior Lecturer, Phil Stewart, who we know from old. Nanette gave uis the full tour...
|Deborah & Nanette in front of the last wall|
We haven't visited the footwear course for some time and were blown away by the V.J. Patel building where Art and Design is housed. It's a vast, open, airy building with windows overlooking the river and surrounded by old red-brick and shiny new University buildings.
|The expansive and well-equipped closing room|
|Design work and presentation|
|Student design work and prototypes on display|
|3-D printing and prototyping|
After much shoe talk, we then enjoyed a walk back to the station along New Walk (which isn't new at all, dating back as it does, 200 years!)
|An imposing warehouse-style building|
|'Foot print' of an old building|
All in all a great trip. We're looking forward to returning soon when the students are back to share some of our experience and experiences with them! Until next week, happy shoe making everyone.