Lauren Scott, London 2013
New textile artist from Northern Ireland, with a "veggie alternative" (craft, ceramics, cloth and thread) to taxidermy.
One Year On is the section of New Designers where graduates who are now in business can show off their work. It's a favourite design rendezvous for me, as here brilliant new ideas are already on the market. Here I found Lauren Scott, and her sideways slant on taxidermy. Who could resist these fun, quirky and utterly beautiful creatures, crafted from recycled materials and finished with hand-built ceramic feet? Yes, they are playful and humorous, Lauren says, but there is a serious vein to her work, for the wildlife they depict is traditionally hunted, killed and ostracised by humans.