RCA Christmas Fête 2020
If you're looking to inject some originality into your Christmas gifts this year, you should start your shopping at the RCA.
From Friday 4 December – Wednesday 9 December, the RCA’s annual Christmas Fête, hosted by the RCA Students' Union, allows you to buy unique presents and hand-crafted gifts directly from our artists and designers.
The RCA Christmas Fête has been an annual tradition since 2012 and this year, due to the pandemic, the fête comes to you via Instagram.
To find products simply log-in to Instagram and search the hashtag #RCAFete20 or go to @rcasu.org.ukto see who’s taking part. Prints, paintings, ceramics, jewellery, stationery and accessories all feature among the work of this year’s sellers.
All earnings will go directly to the artists and designers, who have each pledged to donate 10% of their profits to charity.
Check out some of the talent who will be taking part:
Qianhui Yuu (MA Animation, 2020)
Qianhui Yuu is selling her unique prints featuring characters from her animated films. Qianhui began her artistic journey through drawing in China, where she was born and raised. She developed her signature visual language, which she describes as “sugar-coated” with “candy-coloured playful characters”, at the RCA.
Monica Tong (Current student – MA Ceramics & Glass, 2021)
Monica Tong will be selling her earthy ceramics. Her art bridges the past and present, East and West. It often embraces the imperfectness and vulnerability of clay but also shows its meaningfulness and strength in its final form. She says that people who view her works may find her inner voice and a sense of groundedness.
Jonna Saarinen (RCA Teaching Fellowship PG Cert, Royal College of Art, 2020 & MA Textiles, 2011)
Jonna Saarinen’s stationery is influenced by nordic nature and characterised by print and colour. Expect to find a vibrant array of stocking fillers in her signature style, such as coasters lovingly made in Scotland and washi tape is made in the UK inspired by summer holidays by the Adriatic coast.
Martina Enevold (Current student – MA Jewellery and Metal, 2022)
Martina Enevold’s handmade earrings are made from upcycled materials and sterling silver and are all handmade with love.
Georg Wilson (Current student – MA Painting, 2022)
Georg Wilson’s humorous paintings are inspired by myths and fairy tales and invert the gender roles found in European folklore. Her most recent works tease out strange, playful moments enacted by sulky, awkward characters who clumsily dominate the compositions – she calls them her ‘goblins’.
SOLOMIA (MA Ceramics & Glass, 2012)
SOLOMIA will brings her unique, innovative and hand-made ceramics to the fête. Her style is characterised by invigorating design with geometric elements. Her aesthetic is inspired by modern architecture and incorporates the mathematics of ergonomics.
Find out more about theRCA Christmas Fête.