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The Higher Education Academy (HEA) has awarded a National Teaching Fellowship to Artist Designer:Maker Subject Leader Ingrid Murphy.

Awarded by the Higher Education Academy for excellence in higher education teaching and support for learning, the successful National Teaching Fellows (NTFs) were chosen from over 180 nominations submitted by higher education institutions across England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Professor Stephanie Marshall, Chief Executive of the HEA, said: “The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme celebrates outstanding achievement in learning and teaching in higher education. Each year when I read about our new National Teaching Fellows what stands out for me are the comments made by their students, who describe them as Innovative, engaging, entertaining, genuine, and passionate about teaching. This year is no exception. The new 2015 National Teaching Fellows we honour today are truly deserving of the award.”

Congratulation to Ingrid on her success!

- June 18th, 2015 -
CSAD Summer 2015 Newsletter - June 18th, 2015 -

CSAD March newsletter

The latest CSAD newsletter is now available to download or view online.

The newsletter offers a round-up of this term’s events and exhibitions, current research and enterprise activities, and also presents an opportunity to recognise the achievements of our staff and students.

In this edition stories include the 2015 Summer Show, exhibitions by staff such as Andre Stitt and Claire Curneen. Also featured are workshops by Dr Wendy Keay-Bright and Dr. Cathy Treadaway. Professor Gaynor Kavanagh was appointed to a panel charged with reviewing the future of local museum provision in Wales, set up by the Welsh Assembly. Professor James Green secured funding for a residency in South America, and second year Artist Designer: Maker students displayed a series of medals at Craft in the Bay in Cardiff.

Read more about these and many other stories in the CSAD Summer 2015 newsletter here.

Cover image: work by Samantha Emily Alland, BA Artist Designer: Maker

- June 18th, 2015 -
CSAD Ceramics news roundup - June 18th, 2015 -

Professional Practice at St. Fagans

Second year BA Ceramics students are getting professional practice at the same time as learning new skills and understanding of the running of a museum at St. Fagans National History Museum. Take a look at these stills taken from the two main events at St Fagans:

Be Part of Creating History: Create Your Own St Fagans Artifact:

Sensorial Object review

Second year students have co-written an article reviewing the ‘Sensorial Object’ Exhibition held at Craft in the Bay in Cardiff from 17th Jan to 18th March 2015. Read the review here.

Students sculpt at Green Man Festival

Students are gearing up to construct sculptures made from clay cob for the Green Man music and arts festival 17th – 23rd August in the beautiful Brecon Beacons, Wales. they will be staging a practice session at a festival held by the Friends of Hailey Park .!

Ceramics at CSAD also has a strong presence at the ICF (International Ceramics Festival) in Aberystwyth this year. Our students past and present have been accepted to take part:

At the PhD symposium will be PhD student Sarah Younan:

As emerging Makers both MA Ceramics graduate AJ Stockwell and BA Ceramics graduate Eluned Glynn will be attending.

Student Demonstrator Chrisoula Konstantakou will also be explaining how her perception has changed in regard the creative potential of technology and how they can enable a sharper and more articulate vision of incising traditional ceramic pattern if approached as merely a new set of ceramics tools.

CSAD Ceramics at the British Ceramics Biennial

Ceramics from CSAD has a strong presence at this year’s BCB (British Ceramics Biennial, 26 September-8 November 2015) including:
Sarah Worgan – returns from the European Ceramics Work Centre (won as part of my BCB FRESH prize in the 2013 Biennial.)
Caroline Tattersall – Breaking Through –
Sam Bakewell – imagination dead imagination –
Ingrid Murphy and Jon Pigott – The Campanologists Tea Cup –
Anne Gibbs – Crossing Boundaries
Neil Brownsord – Re-Appreticed…/hue-line-form-…/neil-brownsword.html

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A Big Thank You to everyone who bought tickets for the Mothers of Africa Quilt Raffle. The draw was made yesterday evening (Tuesday 16th June), during the Textiles, 1st and 2nd year open evening, and the winning ticket was no 414, purchased by Judith Hall – founder of Mothers of Africa! However, after a quick phone call to Judith, at her request, a second ticket was drawn by Keireine Canavan and this time the winner was no 241, Anna Staples, of CSAD Reception.

The amount raised by the raffle was £318, and a further £179.80 was made from the sale of cards and other donations, making an overall total of £497.80, which I will round up to £500!

We will carry on selling the cards, at £3.50 per pack.

Thanks again to everyone for supporting the fundraising. All proceeds will go towards the rebuilding of Shiyala Community School in Zambia

Image: Maggie Cullinane (l), Mothers of Africa Sponsored Quilt Project organiser, andwinner Anna Staples

- June 17th, 2015 -
BA Product Design collaboration - June 17th, 2015 -

BA Product Design

BA Product Design first year students have been collaborating to create a lighting product, which can be downloaded and fabricated by anyone in any Fab Lab worldwide.

The students, Paul Sanders and Tom Cambell, said: “The objective of our product (photo) is that its construction encourages parent-child bonding. We have both thoroughly enjoyed the project, as our individual skills and traits have combined to create a successful product which we are both very proud of”.

- June 17th, 2015 -

Cardiff School of Art & Design is home to 1200 students, united by ambition and a true passion for creative enquiry. We are makers and thinkers in the fields of fine art, design, architecture and a range of craft practices. We have workshops and studios that ensure our students can operate as professionals from the moment they start their studies.

Why choose CSAD? Read three big reasons here.

150 years of Cardiff Metropolitan University

2015 marks our 150th anniversary.

Read more about the events to celebrate the occasion on the Cardiff Met website.

Open Days

Dates for Undergraduate Open days for 2016/17 entry will be posted on the Open Day web page.

The next Masters Open Day is on Friday 19th June 2015 at 12pm. Please email to book a place.

Visit the Open Day web page for more information.

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