Never a day to disappoint, the staff were in awe of what the students had achieved and the variety of new and upcycled materials used.
Technology technician Megan Brown, who specialises in glass manipulation, is thrilled with the high standard of innovation the students have showcased this year.
“They spend the whole year working on just one piece so it’s great to see the students happy with their final product, and for our department to share with the other staff just what these students can do,” says Megan.
Each student is given flexibility to create what they would like, and then guidance to facilitate their concept into a functional product.
This year saw a display of furniture made from recycled steel and wood, a modern take on a record player, and some really exciting lighting projects with a variety of themes ranging from sound waves to space and range of well thought-out architectural models.
Technology prizes at the Art Sale
Over 20 of these projects were then selected to display at the Art Sale 2017 this year, with two pieces selected as overall winners.
Tim Howe (Year 13, Averill) took first-place with his Stotte Stools made from European Birch plywood. With a focus on creating a sophisticated product that could be mass-produced, Tim’s design won for its ability to lend to both a commercial and residential setting.
Runner-up Max Doughty (Year 13, Selwyn) also impressed with his lamp titled Upcycle, made from re-cycled steel from tools and car parts.