Dr Kathryn Wightman
With an array of new processes available and an endless list of materials at his/her disposal, the artist, craftsperson and designer have enormous potential for expression. This lecture will survey some of the tools, materials and processes available to the contemporary maker and the aesthetic that is emerging as a result. Reference will also be made to personal practice that focuses on the intersection of glassmaking and printmaking.
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Wightman began working with glass as a student at the University of Sunderland (UK), 2000, where she obtained a degree in Glass and Ceramics followed by an MA in glass, 2005. In 2006 she was awarded a Craft Council placement to assist in establishing a creative practice. This led to Ph.D research undertaken at the University of Sunderland, 2012 focusing on the integration of glassmaking and printmaking processes, funded by Arts Humanities research Council, England. Since completing research Wightman has undertaken work as a visiting lecturer at the University of Sunderland she has also worked as a glassmaker at the National Glass Centre, Sunderland. In 2012 she relocated to New Zealand to take up a post of Glass lecturer at the Wanganui Glass School. She delivers workshops around the World and lectures in multiple creative areas across the Whanganui School of Design programmes.