Design Crafts

Design Crafts - Online Taster Session

Interested in joining our Design Crafts degree at Swansea College of Art UWTSD book onto one of our Taster sessions below! 


SPACE TO MAKE – Design Crafts online workshop with Cath Brown and Anna Lewis.

Discover Design Crafts at our online taster sessions, giving you an insight into the world of design crafts and making……

These practical ‘online’ workshops give experiences of ‘live’ making with staff and students from the Design Crafts programme.

Staff will discuss making techniques and processes in idea generation in line with their own practice as well as give examples and demonstrations of how they work and create.

A step-by-step hand out about the projects and materials lists will be issued prior to the workshops which can also be completed independently at home or with their own teachers should they wish.

(Times of workshops can be negotiated to fit with timetables. Please email staff to request any changes required

See the Design Crafts (MDes, BA) page for more information about the course.

Workshop 1: Experimental eyewear design

3 February 10am – 11.30am

Using paper silhouettes, cut-outs and prints students will explore a range of design compositions, images and scales to create a bespoke one-off piece of glasses.

This is an experimental stage that might lead to creating frames in a range of future materials.

Eyewear might merge into masks or be a concept for stage, performance or fashion editorial.

Workshop 2: Temporary drawing and glass techniques

17 February 10am – 11.30am

This workshop gives an insight into techniques and processes used within the glass department at Swansea and enables students to explore their ideas through drawing exercises with the opportunity to develop future work in glass. 

Workshop 3: Experimental contemporary jewellery design

3 March – 10am - 11.30am

Exploring notions of body, material and wearability. Students will explore concepts and ideas surrounding contemporary art jewellery and what possible interpretations of this might be.

Using found materials and domestic objects students will experiment with creating unexpected jewels and documenting their work being worn on the body.