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    Hi,


    I'm having some last minute trouble narrowing down my choices of university! Obviously I've left it a bit late to work out all the details as I hadn't realised the UCAS deadline was so soon. I've been to open days at Hereford and Plymouth art colleges. Both were amazing. The resources and staff seemed really great, and I loved seeing the student's work.


    The other places I think look interesting are Brighton, Bath Spa, UCA and Cardiff Metropolitan. I'm also struggling to rule out UAL, Middlesex University London and Nottingham Trent. And I'm worried I've missed somewhere out...


    Has anyone got any suggestions as to which places I should focus on for my application?


    I want to take a course that will allow me to focus mostly on pottery, but also experiment with other crafts. When it comes to ceramics I want to learn everything, or as near to it as I can! I'm also interested in printing, carpentry, fabric, animation and a few other things. I don't know how realistic it is to expect a chance at everything but I'm willing to work bloody hard at it!


    I'd also relish the idea of taking an erasmus year abroad. Asian pottery has fascinated me since childhood.


    I've been a maker almost all of my 42 years, but mostly as an amateur. I also ran my own graphic design and web development business for 15 years, ending only recently when I felt I needed to focus on working with my hands. For the last couple of years I've been really getting into pottery, to the extent that I feel I've finally figured out what I want to do when I grow up! I'm also in recovery from 12 years of CFS/ME and currently registered as disabled, though I'm not sure for how much longer


    I'm already making and selling some work, but feel I am lacking in training and the opportunity to experiment. I don't have any artistic qualifications, but I do have an extensive portfolio covering ceramics, woodwork, graphic design and many other disciplines.

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    I think this post is too rambling. I'm going to ask again a bit more concisely.
 
 
 
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