Maya Zowada-Noise

Project title: Suber

Can you tell us a little more about your project?

My cork bowls are a result of a user-centred project that focused on the unique qualities of cork, such as it being heat resistant and extremely lightweight.

How important is being able to exhibit externally?

It is very beneficial as there is the opportunity to meet people who actively work in industry, who could potentially really like my products. This could give further opportunities for after university, such as doing work experience for the people in industry or even getting a job with them.

What has your highlight of the course been so far?

My highlight of the course so far has been the wide variety of materials that I’ve been able to work with. Coming from a graphic design background, I’d worked with a very limited amount of materials, but being able to work with more unusual materials such as ceramic from the start was very important for me.

Could you tell us a little more about your design interests?

I am interested in sustainable design and using less conventional materials.

What advice would you give to someone considering studying Product and Furniture Design at BCU?

The more that you put in, the more you’ll get out. It is important to hit the ground running with your projects, and to find passion within them. Additionally I think it’s important to give your projects variety, as this will look better in your portfolio.


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