UWTSD staff present research at Society of Glass Technologists Conference in Sheffield


UWTSD’s Dr Tyra Oseng-Rees and colleagues Alun Adams, Catherine Brown and Dr Shelley Doolan from the University’s Swansea College of Art and the Department of Research, Innovation & Enterprise (RIES), have presented their research at the Society of Glass Technologists Centennial Conference at the University of Sheffield.

Dr Oseng-Rees presented her latest research into the aesthetic investigation of recycled glass and showcased how her work is crossing boundaries in terms of physical science and art. 

She said: “I am absolutely thrilled to present my research in a highly respected international conference. Considering we are one very few established glass courses left in the UK, and that we were four people represented from Swansea, it serves to further illustrate the importance of the glass department and its heritage.”  

Catherine and Shelley presented a pilot project highlighting the role and value of incidental learning in art-glass education and Alun conveyed a story about the legendary sculptor and stained glass artist Frank Roper. The work presented sparked a lot of interest and further networks were made with future research collaboration projects in place.

Catherine works within the School of Design and Applied Arts, Alun is the coordinator of The Architectural Glass Centre (AGC) and Dr Oseng-Rees and Shelley work within the Creative Industries Research and Innovation Centre (CIRIC). All four share a common interest and enthusiasm for glass and research.

Research and Innovation are well established within Swansea College of Art at University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD).  Academics in Swansea College of Art are research active with many artists, designers and critical thinkers recognised as being at the cutting edge of their fields.

Swansea College of Art has built up an international reputation for the quality of its research practice as evidenced in the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF). Many of its leading academics have been supported through research grants from AHRC, Leverhulme Trust, British Council, Wellcome Trust, the Arts Council Wales and Wales Arts International.


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