Here is a selection of works developed in Design & Crafts.


Lastejalatsid. Väikelaste sisejalatsite prototüübid, Maarja Linsi, Accessory Design and Bookbinding (2017–2020)

The collection of indoor footwear for children is based on the research of children’s shoes and consists five different models which are presented with designs, technical drawings and 3D visuals. The technical designs of the prototypes have been created taking into account the requirements of children’s footwear. The focus of the designs is on the uppers of the shoes, which can be done with industrial knitting. Knitted uppers are an innovative approach to footwear manufacturing, as they can be knitted without waste and the properties of the footwear can be knitted with a choice of yarns. The properties of the merino wool chosen for knitting the uppers are well suited for making children’s shoes, as the material allows the skin to breathe, feels soft and allows the foot to move freely.

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Keraamilisest materjalist löökpillide valmistamine, häälestamine ja kasutamine kontsertinstrumendina, Clelia Piirsoo, Ceramics (2017–2020)

Passing the master degree course of the Estonian Academy of Arts I had the opportunity and the support to make the idea of tuned ceramic musical instruments (porcelain idiophones) and music performances to reality. When I studied the existing knowledge of material, design and sound, I found that the ideal combination could be achieved with a simple, clear form, which in turn produces a good clear sound. Through a variety of tests, new knowledge and diverse experiences, I created an instrument that corresponded to my imagination and immediately gave me the opportunity to test it in public by playing solo, accompanied by a handbell group.

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Naiivne mustrinarratiiv meesterõivaste kõrgmoes ristpistes tikitud ülikondade näitel, Annika Kiidron-Roomets, Fashion Design (2017–2020)

The ultimate goal of my master thesis was to create a collection for men where products have been made partially or in some cases only from old wall tapestries made in cross stitch. Taking into account that all the tapestries collected and used have a combined creation value of 10 years, which makes it an extremely remarkable material. This fact pressured me to make every decision very considerately while following the rules and traditions of embroiderers.

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Forgings in Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel, Sander Haugas, Jewellery and Blacksmithing (2017–2020)

Since the beginning of the Industrial Age, forging has lost its relevance as a substantial contributor in architectural aesthetics. The role of a blacksmith in architecture has been marginalised from being a designer and a maker to being a restorer and an imitator. The focus of and practice in my master’s thesis research is the development of a set of forged connections in Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS).

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Pidu on läbi. Märkmeid, Sille Luiga, Jewellery and Blacksmithing (2017–2020)

In this thesis, I explore ideas connected to my artistic practice through a rail of fragmented notes, that I took while making objects. The notes include my personal experiences, thoughts about time, boredom, nonsense, the uselessness of things, values, sincerity, honesty, superficiality, contradictions, and absurdity. All these subjects are introduced and concluded in the text through the metaphor of a party.

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Mürale reageeriv kineetiline tekstiilipaneel interjööris “Märka müra”, Kadi Kibbermann, Textile Design (2015–2020)

The research problem of this master’s thesis was to notice the noise level in the interior and its reduction when using kinetic textiles. The main question was how to create a kinetic textile interior which responds to the impulse of noise with movement, draws the occupant’s attention to the increase in noise level and at the same time increases the noise absorption in the room.

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Kivivill keraamiliste materjalide koostisosana, Oksana Teder, Ceramics (2016–2020)

Ceramics industry is heavily dependent on the availability of necessary raw materials. Raw material extraction from nature and waste generation are having the most crucial negative impact on global environment. The aim of the thesis was to examine possibilities and effects of stone wool fiber incorporation in clay body and ceramic glaze. Ceramic material samples were created implementing different ceramic techniques and analyzed from a perspective of the ceramics.

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