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Touch: Reflections on handling but not touching during the making process (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Jorgensen, T. (2021, December). Touch: Reflections on handling but not touching during the making process. Paper presented at Touch, virtual

The presentation provides reflections on an ongoing research enquiry which explores the clay extrusion process. A particular challenge in the project is the handling of the soft extruded shapes. The presentation outlines the challenges of minimising... Read More about Touch: Reflections on handling but not touching during the making process.

The craftsperson, tacit knowledge and digital embodiment (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Parraman, C., Ho, W., & D'Agnano, F. (2021, July). The craftsperson, tacit knowledge and digital embodiment. Presented at EVA, London

We are increasingly living in a world of digital interfaces, computer screens for work, VR headsets for entertainment, displays in cars and on coffee machines. Computers, robotics and AI are beginning to present new ways and possibilities that can fo... Read More about The craftsperson, tacit knowledge and digital embodiment.

Spending time within books (2021)
Book Chapter
Bodman, S. L. (in press). Spending time within books. In C. Benjamin Schulz, V. Hildebrand-Schat, & K. Bazarnik (Eds.), Refresh the Book: On the Hybrid Nature of the Book in the Age of Electronic Publishing (221-245). Leiden, The Netherlands: Koninklijke Brill NV. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004443556

In my work as a researcher in the field of artists’ books, I encounter new books on a daily basis. Artists send information on their publications to go into the Book Arts Newsletter or the biennial Artist’s Book Yearbook, or write about their work fo... Read More about Spending time within books.

Dream lunch (2021)
Journal Article
Ho, W. (2021). Dream lunch. (00) Journal Not Listed,

Wuon-Gean Ho’s Dream Lunch looks at personal depictions of food and consider how these have changed in recent months of solitude. Wuon-Gean reflects on how printmaking has some parallels with cooking, in the gathering of ingredients with a goal in mi... Read More about Dream lunch.

Printmaking and time based media (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Ho, W. (2021, March). Printmaking and time based media. Presented at Remote Contact, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA

PRINTMAKING HAS INCREASINGLY LENT ITSELF to being represented in time-based media. While there is a rich history of documentary films that show the artist or printer at work, the print as multiple, often variable, and as a process is increasingly bec... Read More about Printmaking and time based media.

Dream lunch (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Ho, W. (2021, March). Dream lunch. Presented at Remote Contact, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

DURING THE FIRST MONTHS of the pandemic the intimate connection of food and our stability was amplified. We stockpiled beans, devoured ice1 cream novelties and became increasingly aware of the instability and inequity of the entire food system. While... Read More about Dream lunch.

Kind materials: Bio-digital textile design (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Morgan, L. (2021, March). Kind materials: Bio-digital textile design. Paper presented at Fifteenth International Conference on Design Principles & Practices, Universidad de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico

There are systemic problems with the way we design and use objects that contribute to a linear model of growth in the global economy. Resource use and consequent waste in textile manufacturing, distribution and end-use poses significant socio-environ... Read More about Kind materials: Bio-digital textile design.

The alchemical dream of man-made crystals: A contextual review of the creative use of man-made crystals for the production of jewellery (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Boons, S. (2021, March). The alchemical dream of man-made crystals: A contextual review of the creative use of man-made crystals for the production of jewellery. Paper presented at Fifteenth International Conference on Design Principles & Practices, University of Monterrey, Mexico

This paper reports on the limited creative use of man-made crystals for the production of jewellery designs through a contextual review. Jewellers have used crystals for the creation of jewellery for centuries (Philips, 2012) utilising tools to adjus... Read More about The alchemical dream of man-made crystals: A contextual review of the creative use of man-made crystals for the production of jewellery.

Crystals as co-creators: An investigation of growing crystals as a methodology for jewellery designers (2021)
Journal Article
Boons, S. (in press). Crystals as co-creators: An investigation of growing crystals as a methodology for jewellery designers. FORMakademisk, 14(2), https://doi.org/10.7577/formakademisk.4190

Grown crystals are used for a range of novel innovations supporting a wide array of industries. Within the jewellery industry however, grown crystals are only used in a limited capacity and mainly as a surrogate for mined gemstones. This paper invest... Read More about Crystals as co-creators: An investigation of growing crystals as a methodology for jewellery designers.

Don’t touch! From hands-on to virtual – 3D access to Bristol Museum’s Japanese Netsuke (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Aure Calvet, X., & Newnham, K. (2021, February). Don’t touch! From hands-on to virtual – 3D access to Bristol Museum’s Japanese Netsuke. Paper presented at Heritage Network Symposium 2021

At Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, an exhibition Netsuke: Miniature masterpieces from Japan was due to open in April 2020. The museum and the Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE were working in partnership to 3D scan some netsuke carvings to 3D print e... Read More about Don’t touch! From hands-on to virtual – 3D access to Bristol Museum’s Japanese Netsuke.

Patterns of creative worker migration across the lifespan: The migration and occupation paths of Bristol designers, 1950-2018 (2021)
Thesis
Hughes, E. Patterns of creative worker migration across the lifespan: The migration and occupation paths of Bristol designers, 1950-2018. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/6635214

Creative workers are theorised as autonomous and highly mobile, migrating away from their family of origin and childhood friends, breaking away from inherited values and expectations into independence. In contrast to theory, across Europe, including... Read More about Patterns of creative worker migration across the lifespan: The migration and occupation paths of Bristol designers, 1950-2018.

An affordable automated 3D surface scanner: the case of Canaletto’s ‘The Grand Canal, Ascension Day’ (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Aure Calvet, X. (2021, February). An affordable automated 3D surface scanner: the case of Canaletto’s ‘The Grand Canal, Ascension Day’. Paper presented at Digital Past

We present an affordable and automated 3D scanner to record the structure and colour of planar surfaces of artworks. The system is based on the combination of photogrammetric and Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) data and generates high-resolu... Read More about An affordable automated 3D surface scanner: the case of Canaletto’s ‘The Grand Canal, Ascension Day’.

Narrative color (2021)
Journal Article
Ho, W. (in press). Narrative color. The Californian Printmaker: The Journal Of The Californian Society Of Printmakers,

In this paper Wuon-Gean Ho outlines how color has played a narrative role in her printed works of the past four years. She talks about how she uses a specific way of applying ink that extends the color range of each plate and how the resulting effect... Read More about Narrative color.

Sustainable and multifunctional composites of graphene-based natural jute fibers (2021)
Journal Article
Karim, N., Sarker, F., Afroj, S., Zhang, M., Potluri, P., & Novoselov, K. S. (2021). Sustainable and multifunctional composites of graphene-based natural jute fibers. Advanced Sustainable Systems, 5(3), https://doi.org/10.1002/adsu.202000228

Smart and sustainable natural fiber‐based composites are of great interest due to their biodegradability, recyclability, and environmental benefits over synthetic fiber composites. In addition, the environmental impact of plastics and synthetic fiber... Read More about Sustainable and multifunctional composites of graphene-based natural jute fibers.

The golden box (2021)
Physical Artefact
Boons, S. The golden box. [Handkerchief, gold, bioresin]

Home, four walls, both protecting and isolating from a world outside. A safe domestic haven, for contemplation, reflection and nourishment. A place of clarity, order and love, hidden from turmoil and chaos

CFPR Showcase (2020)
Exhibition / Performance
Boons, S., Field, L., Jorgensen, T., Dessain, C., Butler, A., Hoskins, S., …Trujillo Vazquez, A. CFPR Showcase. [Various]. 9 December 2020. (Unpublished)

Our shift towards the digital has provided us a new challenge: how can we offer an alternative experience that surpasses a physical visit to an exhibition? This showcase is a first response to this question. It includes a range of images, a video, an... Read More about CFPR Showcase.

Now you see it, now you don’t: Illusive color (2020)
Journal Article
Klein, S. (in press). Now you see it, now you don’t: Illusive color. The Californian Printmaker: The Journal Of The Californian Society Of Printmakers, 2021,

My practise is centered around color. As a scientist I can only emphasize that color is a miracle of the mind. Without the human soul, it does not exist. I am choosing the word soul and not brain, because colour is not only generated by the interacti... Read More about Now you see it, now you don’t: Illusive color.

Questioning the ‘real’ and ‘natural’: A case study on diamonds (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Boons, S. (2020, December). Questioning the ‘real’ and ‘natural’: A case study on diamonds. Presented at Art of Research 2020, Aalto, Finland

The aim of the presentation is to explore and question the definitions assigned to materials and their promotion as natural’ and ‘real’. When it comes to identifying materials, how many processes applied to the material can be justified for it to be... Read More about Questioning the ‘real’ and ‘natural’: A case study on diamonds.