Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

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10.00 to 17.45 daily
10.00 to 22.00 Fridays

Jennifer Schussler

Author: Jennifer Schussler (Learning Assistant)
In the past couple of weeks our Ceramics Resident Nao Matsunaga has fired up the kiln for those pieces he was drying out and he has also started work with some different materials and methods.Here are some of the clay pieces that may look familiar to those who have been following Nao's work on this blog. Now they have been fired they can stand on their own and Nao can decide which way is up...
Author: Jennifer Schussler (Learning Assistant)
Have you ever thought about what the best design for a museum would be? On Saturday our Exhibition Road Drawing Resident Liam O’Connor asked the children who visited his gallery demonstration how they would design their ideal museum. While the kids got creative Liam chatted with the adults about his work that is being inspired by the new building work to improve and extend the V&A...
Author: Jennifer Schussler (Learning Assistant)
Today I popped up to the Ceramics Resident Studio and had a chat with Nao about his work during his Open Studio. He showed me some of the pieces he’s been working on and told me about the new developments he has made.His focus on texture and movement are a result of his drawings which he had been making very controlled patterns and then began releasing them to become freer.He was testing...
Author: Jennifer Schussler (Learning Assistant)
Last week we showed you what our Exhibition Road Drawing Resident, Liam O'Connor, has been doing in his studio. This week Liam brought his work out into the gallery so visitors to the Museum could see it for themselves.The reason we have Liam doing these gallery demonstrations is because it is no longer easy for the public to drop into the Residency Studios as they have, along with the rest...
Author: Jennifer Schussler (Learning Assistant)
One of the perks of being an Artist in Residence at the V&A is getting access to people, objects and places that aren't normally available to the public. Last week our Ceramics Resident Nao went for a look around The Dome and took some photos to share his experience.
Author: Jennifer Schussler (Learning Assistant)
Digital Design Residents The T/Shirt Issue have been busy over the past couple of weeks finding inspiration from the Museum collections and creating paper patterns which turn into wonderful 3D paper sculptures. We are loving the animals they have popping out of the wall of the studio and can't wait to see what will emerge next.During Members' Week we will be having The T/Shirt Issue's...
Author: Jennifer Schussler (Learning Assistant)
Our Exhibtion Road Drawing Resident Liam O'Connor has settled into his studio and is making trips to the Exhibition Road building site collecting interesting objects, inspiration and forming realationships with the construction workers. Liam has been making sketches of the site as well as experimenting with the materials that are left as waste by the construction work.From trips to site Liam...
Author: Jennifer Schussler (Learning Assistant)
On Saturday we held our first open studio for our ceramics artist in resident, Nao Mastunaga. Nao has been searching the collections and gathering inspiration to create works that look into otherworldly ideas surrounding mythical animals and their physical representations. He has been working on sketches on paper and in clay which whilst being standalone pieces also echo one another with the...
Author: Jennifer Schussler (Learning Assistant)
After their introduction to the Museum our new Artists in Residence have started to release their creativity within their new studio spaces. Here are some photos to share how they've been getting on in their first week.We can't wait to see what they do with a bit more time!Follow what our artists are doing on the blog and make sure you come along to see their work in person during one of...