BA (Hons) Modelmaking graduates held their London Summer Show, New Blades, on 14th June. Graduate, Daisy Allen discusses her fabric cacti creations – these fun and innovative house plants don’t even need water!

Daisy said she had loved her time at AUB and would be sad to leave, adding that her time at the university had helped her find her strengths.

Can you tell us a bit about your work?

“This is a Halitrephes Maasi jellyfish, it’s nicknamed the firework jellyfish, because when you spread it out it looks like a firework underwater. It’s made out of various different plastics that I have heat bent and there are fibreoptic cables that are the tentacles. This is my bear head, which is for a guy who does kids theatre – it sits on top of the head on a bicycle helmet.

“These are various fabric cacti. I cut out a template and then it’s just wire threaded through and stuffed with pillow stuffing – it’s a house plant you don’t need to water!”

How was your time at AUB?

“I’ve loved it. It’s been stressful – especially third year – but, I loved the Uni and loved the atmosphere. I’m excited to move on and go do other stuff, but I’m quite sad to leave the Uni and the social atmosphere.”

What were the highlights?

“Just realising where my strengths and weaknesses are with the help of my tutors. So, these cacti, originally, I was going to do a hard model of a cactus, but my tutor said, ‘Why not make it out of fabric because you love working with fabric and it’s your strength.’ I was like oh my gosh!”

Graduates from BA (Hons) Modelmaking are now working in an exciting range of careers, from Formula 1 to Star Wars. To find out more and for information on how to apply for the 2018 intake, follow this link.