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Matthew Bush

Third year ‘BA Artist Designer: Maker‘ student Matthew Bush talks about his fantastic 3D printed fractal pieces on the ‘Maker 1.0′ Facebook page:

“Complex 3D printed forms derived from natural structures that are generated using fractal sequences. The forms are made into elegant bowls by incorporating Fine China pieces. Bringing traditional ceramic processes together with 3D printing. This body of work aims to demonstrate how new technology will merge with our everyday objects and surroundings by applying these complex forms to a spectrum of applications ranging from architectural proposals to a fully realised series of bowls.”

You can follow Matthews work on his blog at

Matthew Bush

- March 2nd, 2015 -
Mothers of Africa exhibition at Senedd - February 24th, 2015 -

Sponsored by Jane Hutt AM, the Mothers of Africa Charity Quilt Exhibition, being held at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay, is open to the public from Thursday 26th February to Tuesday 17th March 2015.

The exhibition features work by staff and students of Cardiff School of Art & Design

- February 24th, 2015 -
Chair exhibition - February 20th, 2015 -

In CSAD reception at the moment is a selection of chairs designed and built by second year students, collaborating across a range of disciplines to produce these innovative results.

- February 20th, 2015 -

Art & Design ‘B’ Block: Heartspace
Wednesday 18 February at 5.30pm

This lecture discusses an ethnographic study of Bedouin women weavers of Kuwait and the Gulf Peninsular, and focuses upon al-Sadu textiles patterns.

As material culture, these textiles transmit the Bedouin women’s stories and emotions via a lexicon of simple woven dots, stripes and triangles, conveying their rich nomadic heritage and instinctive awareness of natural beauty and tribal aesthetics.

All staff and students welcome.

Photo Credit: Georgia Canavan

Cardiff School of Art & Design Dr Keireine Canavan

- February 16th, 2015 -
CSAD Alumni magazine: Gareth McNeil - February 11th, 2015 -

Joseph Joseph adjustable dish rack

Image: Joseph Joseph adjustable dish rack

Gareth McNeilThe latest magazine to be published by the School (in print and online) is entitled ‘Making It’, in which graduates talk about their career paths since leaving the School.

Among the Alumni discussing their careers is Gareth McNeil, a graduate of CSAD’s Product Design programme and now a Product Design Manager for the iconic Joseph Joseph brand.

The explosion in globalisation of the industry means Gareth and his team must always consider how their products work across different markets: “launching a new dish rack, for example, we have to think about the fact that people wash up differently in the US than they do in the UK, and it’s different again in Japan.”.

Speaking about the Product Design course, Gareth says it offered him “the chance to learn a lot of skills from being creative and making things, right through to presentations and marketing”.

Read the full interview with Gareth, and a host of other Alumni in the Making It magazine.

- February 11th, 2015 -
Girls who Make! - February 11th, 2015 -

“Watching my students’ gusto today in our workshops I was inspired to film them and made this when I got home… just a glimpse into a typical day on our BA Maker course… and next….’boys who pot’ perhaps…?” – Ingrid Murphy, Programme Director, BA Artist Designer: Maker

- February 11th, 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.

Open Days

Upcoming Undergraduate Open Days for 2015 entry:
7th March 2015
Visit the Open Day web page for more information.

Upcoming Postgraduate Open Days for 2015 entry:
20th February 2015
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