This blog will follow the progress of design students at Farnham University of Creative Arts, as they create original artworks inspired by Jane Austen's House Museum, Chawton.

The exhibition, "Under the Influence", will be held at the museum 12th June - 10th September 2010.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

"There was a deathly silence" Stephanie Hunter

‘There was a deathly silence’ (Fanny Price, Mansfield Park 1814).

My first impression of Jane Austen’s house was one of peace, prettiness and femininity. Yet Austen’s novels are about much more: comedy, satire, a sense of realism and moral issues. I work in an eclectic, intuitive style fuelled by research into issues that concern and interest me. Metaphor is a prevailing concept. My platters create a tension of formal elegance against the unpalatable imagery of social injustice, which encourages us to see Austen in a more political and contemporary light.

Below are imges I have incorporated into my plate designs.

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