A WEE COUNTY student is hoping one of his designs is going to be put on display at Stirling Castle after working with professional artists at Forth Valley College.

Three professional artists are working with the students to help get their work ready for an exhibition at the city landmark, before touring other venues across Stirling.

Led by three artists – Jo Pudelko (Designer), Fiona Hermse (Jeweller) and Alis Le May (Fashion Designer) and FVC lecturer Jane Paterson – the students are hoping their designs will meet the grade.

One of those students is Daniel Bonello, 20, from Tillicoultry, who is making a jacket inspired by Stirling Castle.

He said: “I think out of all the work I have done at the college, this is the one I have liked the most.”

The Meet Your Maker project is organised jointly between Historic Environment Scotland, Craft Scotland, Artlink Central, Forth Valley College and two local high schools. Lecturers tasked art and design students with researching, developing and producing a piece of wearable art.

The joint enterprise concept hopes to express the connections between heritage and the modern world of technology we live in today, while thinking about the materials used to convey this fusion between tradition and modern.

The work produced will count towards the students’ Block 2 course work in the units of Portfolio Production, Art and Design: Fashion/Performance Costume and Community Arts: Visual Arts.

Two local high school schools Denny and St Modan’s are also involved in the project, where pupils are working on a set concept helped by the professional artists.