Students tackle social awareness in Higher Education Institutions

In collaboration with Artworks Cymru, eight CSAD students travelled around South Wales from Cardiff to Bargoed, from Abergavenny to Blaenavon, to observe a diverse range of participatory arts practices. The organisations included: Caerphilly Craft Ambassadors working with students at risk of being NEETs, Nofit State Youth Circus working with children with special educational needs and Steetwise Opera, empowering the homeless through the shared act of … Continue reading Students tackle social awareness in Higher Education Institutions

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BA Ceramics auction: raising awareness for Summer Show

BA Ceramics students Charlotte Manser, Spencer Penn and Meg Beamish have worked hard to contact the UK’s most notable ceramists to contribute to an auction to raise funds for their degree show and subsequent participation in major ceramics events such as Hatfield and New Designers. The students have strategically negotiated a publicity campaign involving an external partner, the ‘Centre of Ceramic Art’ (CoCA), along with … Continue reading BA Ceramics auction: raising awareness for Summer Show

Ceramics students collaborate on ‘In Their Steps:ChARTism on the Hill’

CSAD Ceramics students have been involved in a new project entitled ‘In Their Steps: ChARTism on the Hill’,  a collaboration between Team DG, Parry & Glynn and Ned Heywood. “‘ChARTism on the Hill’ takes the form of a trail of 22 depictions of footwear in ceramic, beginning at the cathedral and ending in Westgate Square. Some might be sandals, some will be mil itary boots; … Continue reading Ceramics students collaborate on ‘In Their Steps:ChARTism on the Hill’

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Ceramics Mentor Scheme

The BA (Hons) Ceramics mentor initiative is part of students’ professional practice opportunities; identifying champions of key modes of practice to inspire and support students in their final year. Students are aligned with one of three broad, overlapping categories: Function, Narrative and Meta-Modernism to help locate relevant discourse to underpin their idea development and also help shape their potential career decisions. Each category encounters an immersive … Continue reading Ceramics Mentor Scheme

Ceramics Visit G39

Third Year BA (Hons) Ceramics Degree students interested in ‘Meta Modernism’ and the social and aesthetic shifts in arts practice, visited G39 Gallery, Cardiff, last week as part of the Ceramics Mentor Scheme. Students heard CSAD graduate Bob Gelsthorpe speak about diversity, markets, funding and galleries. Bob, as Artist, board member at G39, trustee at the ‘Kim Fielding Award’, and former exhibitions coordinator at Penarth … Continue reading Ceramics Visit G39

Claire Curneen Wins Craft Council’s Collect Open Award 2017

We are delighted to here that CSAD’s Senior Lecturer in ceramics, Claire Curneen, won the Open Award at the Craft Council’s 2017 Collect | Craft Council event. This year’s event took place from the 2 – 6 February at the Saatchi Gallery in London. Congrats to @clairecurneen who won #Collect Open Award – @anniebonne + @peterting present the @PommeryOfficial award. pic.twitter.com/Pd2HrG6Oa2 — Crafts Council UK … Continue reading Claire Curneen Wins Craft Council’s Collect Open Award 2017

BA Ceramics student explores South Korea as part of ‘Field’

The Field module is undertaken by all CSAD students and is designed to facilitate their experience of different ideas in collaboration with students from other courses. Second Year BA Ceramics Student Toni De Jesus chose, from a list that also included India and Morocco, to take part in a visit to South Korea. Toni writes: “Field modules are all about going beyond the boundaries of … Continue reading BA Ceramics student explores South Korea as part of ‘Field’