Ceramics students fundraising auction

To help raise funds for their degree show catalogue, a group of undergraduate BA Ceramics students recently held an auction of works created by graduates and friends of the course. The result was a collection of over 70 artworks which generated £2500 on the evening of the auction. Writing about the experience, BA Ceramics student Charlotte Maser writes: “The amazing generosity of artists both locally … Continue reading Ceramics students fundraising auction

Anne Gibbs

Anne Gibbs speaks to CSAD Ceramics about materiality, research and curation

Anne Gibbs, a graduate from the CSAD Ceramics Masters programme and associate lecturer on the Ceramics course, delivered a fascinating lecture about the modes of visual research that underpin her evolving aesthetic. Students were taken on a virtual journey from being tutored in the Japanese art of Ikebana; the symbolism and study of Flower arrangement, to the impact of residencies in Philadelphia, Scotland and the … Continue reading Anne Gibbs speaks to CSAD Ceramics about materiality, research and curation

CSAD Ceramics students exhibit at Oriel 2

The Ceramics course at CSAD embraces intuitive learning; where tacit knowledge informs the generation of artifacts, with fingers and palm responding to the resistance and versatility of clay. We encourage fascination of material properties and match this curiosity with high level skill by teaching a breadth of technologies from traditional to contemporary innovations that seek to redefine the possibilities of this enduring discipline. The exhibition … Continue reading CSAD Ceramics students exhibit at Oriel 2

Geoff Swindell

Geoff Swindell discusses careers and skills with Ceramics students

The ceramist Geoff Swindell gave a demonstration on behalf of South Wales Potters on Saturday 25th February 2017, hosted by CSAD Ceramics. Members of the association and students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level were in attendance, learning about the career trajectory and skills base of this esteemed maker. Geoff will also be giving a talk about his curation of the ‘SuperBowls’ exhibition this coming … Continue reading Geoff Swindell discusses careers and skills with Ceramics students

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