John Bennett

Master of Ceramics student discusses ‘the homeless mug’

“My name is John Bennett and I study a Masters in Ceramics at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Through the lens of the functional vessel my study focusses on connections, inhabitation and social cohesion, hence the origin and intentions of this project; ‘The Homeless Mug’. Homelessness is a serious issue indicative of our disassociation and detachment in todays society. Homelessness is an illness that strikes, irrespective of … Continue reading Master of Ceramics student discusses ‘the homeless mug’

CSAD Ceramics fundraising auction, Friday 1st December 2017

Ceramics Auction – fundraising for the Summer Show 5-8pm, Friday 1 December 2017 B Block, CSAD Heart Space, Llandaff Campus Written by Hannah Gourlay, Ceramics Third Year student Collecting for our auction has taken us on a journey of multiple opportunities. We began at the annual ceramics festival at Hatfield House where a number of generous ceramists, makers and potters gifted our cause and taught us … Continue reading CSAD Ceramics fundraising auction, Friday 1st December 2017

CSAD Ceramics students contribute the ‘Growing Exhibition’ to Made by Hand

Ceramics Programme Director Natasha Mayo writes about CSAD Ceramics latest exhibition: CSAD Ceramics students seized the opportunity to contribute to Made by Hand this year with a fantastic initiative entitled the ‘Growing Exhibition’ a responsive and interactive event in the historic site of the old church formally ‘Ink Spot’ in Roath. The event was kindly sponsored by a great supporter of our Ceramics programmes here in … Continue reading CSAD Ceramics students contribute the ‘Growing Exhibition’ to Made by Hand

Ceramics student immortalised in work by Grayson Perry

CSAD Ceramics Student Nathan Barnard was one member of the public who responded when Ceramic artist Grayson Perry invited the British public to contribute ideas, images and phrases that were then used to cover two enormous pots: one for Remainers and one for the Brexiteers. The crowd-sourced work accompanied a Channel 4 documentary, Grayson Perry: Divided Britain, which followed Perry as he visited pro-Brexit and … Continue reading Ceramics student immortalised in work by Grayson Perry

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

Duncan Ayscough selected for prestigious Eisteddfod Exhibition

CSAD Ceramics staff member Duncan Ayscough has been selected to exhibit at the prestigious National Eisteddfod Art & Crafts Exhibition this year to be held in the town of Bodedern, Anglesey. The works selected are from a body of work exhibited earlier this year at Craft in the Bay, Cardiff. The work explores the relationship of entomology and artefact through the study of Roman mortariam … Continue reading Duncan Ayscough selected for prestigious Eisteddfod Exhibition

Ceramics student writes about the upcoming CSAD Summer Show: ‘the conclusion of a hard but amazing three years of study’

Final year BA Ceramics student Charlotte Manser has written about the significance of the CSAD Summer Show to her practice on the Cardiff Met Student Blog website. She describes it as the culmination of three years of study – “A chance for us to tell people who we are as an artist, designer or maker and put our footprint on the art world”. Read the … Continue reading Ceramics student writes about the upcoming CSAD Summer Show: ‘the conclusion of a hard but amazing three years of study’