Student creativity on display at Future of Education

Student creativity on display at Future of Education

Students will have the opportunity to showcase and sell their very own creations as part of the 2022 L&T Festival.

Students Runjhun Agarwal and Jessica Dybing tell us what's for sale and what inspired their creations as they look ahead to the Future of Education at the L&T festival.

Runjhun Agarwal

What products/merch will you have on display?

A collection of laser etched bookmarks, handmade cards, handmade decorative lights. 

I will also have some examples of customised photographic illustrations the people can order.

What is the inspiration behind your creations?

I am an industrial design student, who loves making things!! That's why I have so many varieties of products available.

Specially, for the decorative lights I would say I got interested last year when I did an internship in a lighting company and following that this year I designed and developed my own first pendant lighting.

Not to forget my photographic illustrations! I started creating them in 2020, when I was getting bored during the COVID-19 lockdown.

I always wanted to try my hands on it, and when pandemic hit, I got my golden chance. I started my little illustration business online too!

How has your course at RMIT helped you with your merchandise creation?

My course Industrial design (honours) has helped me a lot with the creation of my merchandise. One of the lights was made during my course work only from scratch to finish.

My teacher, Nick Johns, guided me throughout the making process.

He validated my design direction, gave me helpful feedback and supported me when I got stuck in my making process.

Check our Runjhun's website!

Alt Text is not present for this image, Taking dc:title 'Future of EducationRunjhun' Runjhun creates handmade cards, decorative lights and designs photographic illustrations!

Jessica Dybing

What products will you have on display?

My products will include cups, and bowls and ceramic vases all hand made on the pottery wheel and glazed.

What is the inspiration behind these products?

I have been inspired by the process of making, the mindfulness of sitting on the wheel and the agency of the clay to dictate the forms.

Every piece is slightly different, and all capture the touch of my fingers on the clay.

I love the firing process also being fired in a gas kiln as the atmosphere has a large influence on the finish.

It is true alchemy the way the clay goes from being dirt to something treasured and used in the everyday.

How long have you been doing pottery?

I have been making for about three years and have been loving spending time on the wheel as a mental health outlet.

Follow Jessica on Instagram!

Student Jessica Dybing at pottery wheel (L) her handmade mug (R) Jessica will be selling cups, bowls and vases at the festival.

Future of Education

Interested in What's Possible in the future of education?

Be sure to check out events tailored for RMIT students at this years L&T festival!

There will be food, drinks and student merchandise booths on site, so make sure you come on down and enjoy what's on offer.

08 September 2022


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