BA Textiles student shortlisted for 2017 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards

It has just been announced that CSAD BA Textiles student Jenny Evans has been shortlisted for the 2017 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the Young Entrepreneur  of the Year award. Jenny Evans Designs beat off some tough competition in order to make the regional shortlist, with over 1000 businesses entering the awards nationally across the wide range of categories. Now in its fifth year, … Continue reading BA Textiles student shortlisted for 2017 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards

CSAD Ceramics Masters Student Uses Empirical Process to Achieve Philosophical Progress

Twenty three year old Nathan Mullis, from Cardiff is in the early stages of his artistic career and has just completed a Masters degree in Ceramics but he already has an impressive record of exhibitions. His latest project, “Small Worlds”, recently showcased at the CSAD Masters Degree Show will also be displayed at this year’s British Ceramics Biennale FRESH prize. Nathan is aesthetically drawn to everyday … Continue reading CSAD Ceramics Masters Student Uses Empirical Process to Achieve Philosophical Progress

CSAD Masters graduate Promotes Sustainable Manufacturing Methods

Solving problems in a sustainable manner has become Andrew Hallam’s creative purpose. Since moving to Cardiff, the 23-year-old designer from Nottingham has nurtured a growing interest for efficient manufacturing methods. Andrew, who just completed a Masters in Product design at CSAD, explains: “My approach to design is that of a realistic nature, designing products and manufacturing systems that society needs today and that can be … Continue reading CSAD Masters graduate Promotes Sustainable Manufacturing Methods

The Power of the Mud

CSAD Fine Art lecturer Paul Granjon has collaborated with bio-engineer Michka Melo and the FabLab at CSAD to develop a new robotic installation powered by microbial fuel cells. They will present the result of their experiments during the Digital Design Weekend in the Victoria and Albert Museum on 23/24 September 2017. Microbial fuel cells are batteries that use the electron-carrying capabilities of certain bacteria found … Continue reading The Power of the Mud

Product Design Masters student helps tackle missed NHS appointments

Alex Hirst, a Product Design Masters student at CSAD, helps tackle missed NHS appointments with his final project. Alex, a 32-year-old ex-senior advertising accountant manager, is preparing to showcase the result of a one-year Masters course in Product Design. His creation provides a practical solution to reduce the number of hospital appointments missed due to patients being unable to find the right department for their … Continue reading Product Design Masters student helps tackle missed NHS appointments

Venice Diaries: Mark and Anna’s creative collaboration

Mark Hicken is our current new graduate taking part in the Arts Council of Wales Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice Invigilation Plus programme. As a part of the programme the invigilators have time to develop their own art work and so Mark is collaborating with the last CSAD invigilator Anna Rogers on their pieces. Over to Mark… ‘Anna Rogers, one of the previous WIV … Continue reading Venice Diaries: Mark and Anna’s creative collaboration

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Venice Diaries: Lost and Found in Venice

Mark Hicken is our latest new Fine Art graduate to join the Arts Council of Wales Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice Invigilation Plus programme. Here are his first thoughts on being immersed in the Venice Biennale. ‘Since finishing my degree in May I have gone through all the cliché post uni phases – “Yay freedom can’t wait to make whatever I want”, “Oh my … Continue reading Venice Diaries: Lost and Found in Venice