Workshop Sessions

1. Workshop 1: Craftwork as Problem-solving

Convened by Trevor H J Marchand, Professor of Social Anthropology, School of Oriental & African Studies, with support from the British Academy.


Bunn, Stephanie

Interweaving answers and questions in Scottish vernacular basketry

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Gates, David

Stories from the workshop: Communicative practices amongst crafts practitioners

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Hankey, Ian

Transferring Skill over 2,000 Years: A study of two disciplines

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HJ Marchand, Trevor

Workshop 1: Craftwork as Problem-Solving

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Jones, David

Grenzerfahrung: Embodied narrative – a critical tool to develop a sustainable ethical practice

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King, Sheron

Life of Things

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Llecha, Sylvia

Language as a Way to Express Craft Practice

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Malcolm, Martin

On Not Knowing the Unknown Craftsman

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Philpot, Rachel

Textile Thinking for Sustainable Materials

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2. Workshop 2: Crafting with Digital Technologies

Plymouth College of Art in association with the School of Material, The Royal College of Art. Convened by Peter Oakley, Research Leader (School of Material), The Royal College of Art.


Bamford, Roderick

Crafting the Void: Trans-Dimensionality in Digital and Analogue Craft Practice

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Brown, Steve

The Meissen Fountain Project: Restoration in the age of digital reproduction

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Charlton, James

Acts of Materiality

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Dean, Lionel

Flex-it: Exploring emotional expression and experiences through elasticity in digital manufacturing

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Dye, Elaine

Selling the Forever: The use of display in contemporary craft exhibitions

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Matthias, Gayle

Reflections on a Collaborative Research Project in Digital Moulding for Glass Casting and Artistic Interpretations

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Oakley, Peter

Crafting with Digital Technologies: issues in practice

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Smith, Amanda

Past, Present and Future: A haptic approach to mass-production seamless knitwear technologies

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Stevens, James

Digital Vernacular: Democratising architectural making

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Wallin, Rosemary

Maintaining Authenticity: Transferring patina from the real world to the digital to retain narrative value

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3. Workshop 3: Transformative Practices in / through Textiles

Plymouth College of Art in association with Crysalis, an EC project funded under the INTERREG IV A 2 Seas Programme.


Brewerton, Ruth

Artisan Textile Traditions as Luxury and Livelihood in East Asia

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Ellams, Dawn

Better than Beige: Sustainable colour for Lyocell

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Goldsworthy, Kate

Design for Cyclability: Pro-active approaches for maximising material recovery

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Kalyanji, Jyoti

Machine-Crafted: Investigating form and aesthetics in the seamless knit environment as a sustainable textile design practice

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Padovani, Clio

Fragile Communities and Craft Practices: A European Perspective

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Scott, Kirsten

Craft as Cross-Cultural Communication and Exchange

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Takeyama, Nanci

Designing for and with communities. An exploration of the meaning of Asian forms

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Twigger-Holroyd, Amy

Not the End of the Journey: Exploring re-knitting as a ‘craft of use’

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Wooster, Stephanie

Why Do We Still Knit?

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