Commenced: PhD October 2017
Research Topic: Revitalising the industrial 18th Century underglaze tissue transfer ceramic print process in the 21st Century for artists and designers
Supervisory Team: Director of studies, Dr Sarah Bodman, Supervisors, David Huson and Dr Tavs Jorgensen
Lisa Sheppy is a PhD candidate within the 3D3 programme funded by the National Productivity Investment Fund researching the current position of the industrial 18th Century tissue transfer underglaze print process which produced transferware. The investigation aims to explore the potential development of the process from a practitioner’s perspective, combining 21st Century and historical technologies. This study will help to revitalise a process under threat of becoming obsolete by demonstrating its value to creative artist printmakers, ceramicists and designers.
Her methodology adopts an interdisciplinary approach to practice expanding the potential of craft-based processes within 21st Century digital technologies. She works across the fields of ceramics, glass and printmaking and has been awarded prizes for works exhibited at the British Glass Biennale and The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.
Lisa’s PhD is supported by the AHRC