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’

Ceramics students travel to La Pedrix, France for artist residency

The annual undergraduate trip to La Pedrix, France took place over the Easter break, involving both first and second year ceramics students. They were set tasks devised to heighten the immersive experience of an artist residency. Students were set a double brief. In one week they needed to: design an interlocking nest of camping cook ware, bowls, plates and cups and also devise sculptural kilns … Continue reading Ceramics students travel to La Pedrix, France for artist residency

CSAD Ceramics ‘Great Welsh Throw Down Challenge’ 2017

The CSAD Ceramics ‘Great Welsh Throw Down Challenge’ 2017 was devised for the Craft Councils ‘Hey Clay’ initiative which is also part of the BBC’s ‘Get Creative’ campaign, running over three days, the 7th, 8th, 9th April 2017. We turned the format of the BBC’s ‘Pottery Throw Down’ on its head – with the experts as contestants and the emerging skill and confidence of our … Continue reading CSAD Ceramics ‘Great Welsh Throw Down Challenge’ 2017

BA Ceramics student contributes to Chartist project ‘In their footsteps’

CSAD BA Ceramics student Elin Hughes has contributed to ‘In Their Footsteps: loss and contribution’, a series of artworks remembering the loss and exploring the contribution of the thousands who marched to gain fairer democratic representation during the events of the 1839 Newport Rising. The new artworks mark the route of the Chartist march down Newport’s Stow Hill, from St Woolos Cathedral to Westgate Square. … Continue reading BA Ceramics student contributes to Chartist project ‘In their footsteps’

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