Knowledge Transfer Partnership: Craven Dunnill Jackfield

Knowledge Transfer Partnership

Funded by Innovate UK and the AHRC

Academic Supervisor: David Huson

Associate: Jed Hammerman

Jed Hammerman joined the CFPR in January 2019 as a KTP Associate working with the company Craven Dunnill Jackfield to introduce and embed a range of 3D digital fabrication and scanning to increase the efficiency and productivity of the design and modelling process for specialist ceramic encaustic tile production and architectural ceramic restoration.

This project will apply the world-leading research undertaken in the Centre for Fine Print by David Huson, researching into 3D printing technologies and ceramics combined with traditional craft skills to lead to new opportunities for economic growth.

Craven Dunnill Jackfield is a historic business, founded in 1872, which has been producing ceramic wall and floor tiles for 140 years. It is the oldest surviving purpose-built tile factory in the world and is based in the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site at the heart of the birth of Britain’s C18th industrial revolution. Craven Dunnill Jackfield is a service-led business with over 90% of its turnover generated through bespoke project work for projects such as the restoration of the Houses of Parliament, Harrods Food Hall and London Underground Stations.

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