Jennifer Schussler

Title: Learning Assistant (Internship)
Department: Learning

I'm a Learning Assistant, working in the Learning Department for a six month internship. During my time here I will be working with many different programmes within Learning as well as writing blog posts for our current Artists in Residence.

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Drawing with a Piledriver

At Liam‘s most recent gallery demonstration he revealed a huge photogram he had made on a visit to the Exhibtion Road building site. Liam took the photosensitive paper and held it up against a piledriving case that was lying on its side, creating the image you can see below. In Liam’s last blog post you […]

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Mid-Residency Q&A with The T/Shirt Issue

July marks the halfway point for our Artists in Residence who are here at the V&A for six months. I went to see Digital Design Residents Rozi and Hande from The T/Shirt Issue to ask them some questions to see how everything is going. What is your favourite item that you have found in the […]

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Nao in his studio. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Mid-Residency Q&A with Nao Matsunaga

July marks the halfway point for our Artists in Residence who are here at the V&A for six months. I went to see Ceramics Resident Nao Matsunaga to ask him some questions to see how everything is going. What is your favourite item that you have found in the collections so far? I like it […]

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Nao's piece he is working on with possible wooden additions waiting under the table. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Multimedia developments in Nao’s Studio

A lot has been happening up in the Ceramics studio since we last checked in with Artist in Residence, Nao Matsunaga. He has continued to work with the red clay which turns black when fired, started to develop new plaster and wood pieces and has been experimenting with shapes and patterns on canvas. Nao has […]

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Liam talks to the Intoart group about his work related to the Exhibiton Road construction site. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Intoart meets with Liam O’Connor

Last week our Exhibtion Road Drawing Resident, Liam O’Connor, met with a group from Intoart who are currently spending time at the V&A to get inspiration from the collections for their own drawing projects. Some of the group are interested specifically in architecture so it was a great oppurtunity to share ideas and look at […]

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A quick update from Nao’s studio

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 […]

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Liam asks “What is your ideal museum design?” & take away your own piece of the V&A

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 […]

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Focus on Texture and Movement

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 […]

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Liam’s first gallery demonstration

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 […]

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Exploring the Museum with Nao

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.

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