It is the beginning of the play stage. This stage involves experimenting with materials, form and technology. For the degree show I am going to have a number of pieces displayed to demonstrate my ideas and skills.
I am going to start my play stage with my security chain. I need to speak to engineeing, jewellery and the workshop technicians to get help with this. I want to experiment with metals, plastics and possibly ceramics. I need to do a quick cultural probe to see what kind of things people would do with their chain, so I have made a quick mock up from paper and have given them to a number of people. In the probe I asked them to draw/write/attach; something they always forget, something they love or is sentimental, something that would make them smile, some kind of decoartion and anything else they want to put on it.
Below is one I have already received back:
The person has put hand santitiser, sweets, money, a conker and a picture of her mobile phone.