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Royal Cornwall Show Trophies05.06.07
University College Falmouth staff and students create President's trophies for the Royal Cornwall Show

Staff and students from University College Falmouth have been involved in a commission with a difference: to design and make trophies for Royal Cornwall Show President, James Williams, to award to the best exhibitors of livestock and cattle at this year's event.

The trophies were a collaboration between the College's Director of Design, John Miller, second year BA(Hons) Illustration student, Richard Green and Technician at the College's Design Centre, Adam Stringer.

John Miller designed the trophies which incorporate engravings of a bull and ram respectively. Richard Green produced the drawings, which were interpreted into data using computer aided design software by Adam Stringer, who then machined the drawings into polished aluminium using the College's computer-controlled milling machine.

"As illustrators we are encouraged to explore a wide range of media, but even so, this was a first," explained Richard Green. "Producing images within the constraints necessary for the milling process was challenging, requiring a whole new approach to my normal drawing style," he added. "Working in collaboration with John and Adam from the Design Centre has been an invaluable introduction into the world of professional practice."

"My motivation in commissioning these trophies was to find a way of involving all the creative work that is happening in the college with the aims and objectives of the Royal Cornwall Show, which itself has so many creative elements, including many within the agricultural community," added Royal Cornwall Show President, James Williams, who will also become Chair of University College Falmouth's Board of Governors next month.

The work of BA(Hons) Contemporary Crafts and BA(Hons) Garden Design students will also be showcased at this year's Royal Cornwall Show. The Combined Universities in Cornwall stand will include some of the artwork that was included in the college's show garden which achieved a bronze medal at this year's Chelsea Flower Show.

University College Falmouth is a founding partner in the Combined Universities in Cornwall, a unique initiative to promote regional economic regeneration through higher education. The CUC has received investment from the European Union (Objective One), the South West Regional Development Agency, and the Higher Education Funding Council for England, with support from Cornwall County Council.

For further information about courses at University College Falmouth, please visit, email or contact Admissions on 01326 213730.

For further information please contact Jilly Easterby, Head of Public Affairs, University College Falmouth, on 01326 213792 or email

The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has invested in the Combined Universities in Cornwall (CUC) project, both Phase 1 and Phase 2, through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Social Fund (ESF). The University College Falmouth is a partner of the CUC.


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