Ingrid Murphy contributes to exhibitions in Ireland and India

CSAD staff member Ingrid Murphy takes part in the .OBJ exhibition as part of the Kilkenny Arts Festival in Ireland, starting on 11th August 2018. .OBJ: Digital Handmade at the National Design & Craft Gallery showcases the works of Irish and International makers, whose practices are situated at the intersection of the digital and analogue. These makers draw on emerging digital tools and processes to experiment … Continue reading Ingrid Murphy contributes to exhibitions in Ireland and India

Secondary and FE students rewarded in CSAD Ceramics Excellence Awards

CSAD’s Ceramics department has announced the launch of its first UK-wide ‘CSAD Ceramics Excellence Award’, devised to highlight the continued benefit of studying ceramics in secondary and further education. The aim of the CSAD Ceramics Excellence Award is two-fold, to raise the profile of clay as a creative medium in schools and introduce to new emergent makers the potential of a unique creative trajectory at … Continue reading Secondary and FE students rewarded in CSAD Ceramics Excellence Awards

Frances Lukins

Ceramics graduate featured in Ceramic Review

Graduating CSAD Ceramics student Frances Lukins will soon be published in the July/August edition of the international journal Ceramic Review as part of an educational article exploring the ethos of the ceramics course at CSAD. Taking the reader through her initial experiences of clay in evening classes, to her implementation of a new business model at her Coffee bar ‘Lufkin Coffee’ Frances explains the impact of the … Continue reading Ceramics graduate featured in Ceramic Review

Ceramics students joining the CSAD Inc. Space

CSAD’s Inc. Space provides an opportunity for our graduates to spend an additional year with the School to launch their own business or a sustainable career as a practicing artist or designer. During the 12 months they receive mentoring from an academic team member to help them develop their practice, a mentor to help them develop their business skills and their own studio within the … Continue reading Ceramics students joining the CSAD Inc. Space

Ceramics and a play on extraordinary processes

For their contribution to the Craft Council’s UK wide clay experiences initiative entitled ‘Hey Clay‘,  CSAD ceramics students undertook a novel approach in collaboration with the National Museum of Wales. Entitled ‘A Play on Extraordinary Processes’ students spent a morning exploring ways in which the discipline of ceramics can move the viewer forward and backward in time. Identifying an object from the St Fagans Museum collection that … Continue reading Ceramics and a play on extraordinary processes

Ceramics students and graduates contribute to Rethink Ceramics conference

CSAD Ceramics students have often worked with CoCA (the Centre of Ceramic Art, York), and at a conference devised by the Centre earlier this year our students were invited to demonstrate their approach to skills sharing (‘Vicarious Wednesdays’) – where students enter into conversation about their approaches whilst demonstrating the core skills involved. MA graduate Nathan Mullis and BA graduate Isabella Bilstein attended the conference, demonstrating the ‘Vicarious Wednesday’ ethos. … Continue reading Ceramics students and graduates contribute to Rethink Ceramics conference