The accordion collar
Interesting artistic collar made in origami technique. It is a work of art that will always be noticed everywhere. Back in 2012 and 2013 I was invited to take part in Shingo Sato's first online course,/ competition. Shingo Sato is a famous and well respected Japanese designer, who uses his own technique "Transformational Reconstruction" to create his designs. This is quite different to traditional pattern making. We studied about 40 different techniques, which gave us the tools to tackle designs which would be unthinkable, or at very least extremely difficult using traditional pattern making techniques. Each week we were sent a new video, and set a task with a deadline. A competition element was introduced with elimination rounds. This made us all strive to do our very best work, and in this striving we surprised ourselves with the incredible designs everyone came up with. The standard was really very high. This culminated with 4 'winners' announced. .At the end of the day, the most important thing was the knowledge and new skills we had learned by the end of it. It was tiring as there were constant challenges, and tough deadlines.Some of my works are the product of this exciting acquisition of knowledge.