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04 May 2017

Fashion & Clothing students sell pieces at Salisbury Museum

Fashion & Clothing students from the Salisbury campus have created a collection of products for Salisbury Museum to sell in their gift shop as part of the City Story project coordinated by Katy England.

The project is part of a series of workshops funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund Young Roots Grant encouraging young people to participate with activities at the museum.

Inspired by the Costume and City Story collections currently on display at Salisbury Museum, the Level 3 students worked with artist Louise Luton and the museum’s retail manager, Jan Thorne, to create initial designs and concepts and to work out costings for pieces to sell in-store.

Student Sophie Hicks, 23, from Salisbury said: “The project is really, really exciting!

“It is a great opportunity to work to a live brief and create work which will be seen and hopefully bought by the public.

“We have been encouraged to look at the old and create new and contemporary products based on it. 

“Since December we have created concepts and are now in the process of making gifts which include silk scarfs, cups and saucers, make-up bags and tea towels.”

The final pieces will be on sale in the museum’s gift shop over the summer with some items going on display as part of a bigger exhibition in the Five Rivers Health & Wellbeing Centre in Salisbury in the autumn.

Tracey Bullen, Deputy Head of Creative Arts, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the students to work with the museum staff so that they get a taste of what it is like to work as a designer with a live brief and for them to receive feedback from industry professionals.

“They are producing high quality outcomes that will be for sale to the public which is a brilliant achievement.”