The Ways of Making Series

In collaboration with Arnolfini, Bristol, we are launching an exciting series of lectures and events from March to May 2021 based on Sir Peter Blake’s portfolio The Ways of Making:

We will be starting the series with a round table discussion exploring:
The Art School Tradition in the 21st Century.

18th March, 5pm – 6.15pm (online)
Register here

The panel will be chaired by Carinna Parraman (Professor of Design, Colour and Print, Director Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE).

Speakers include Jacq Butler (Head of School of Art and Design, Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education, UWE Bristol), Steve Hoskins (Professor of Fine Print, CFPR, UWE), Teresa Dillon (Professor of City Futures, UWE) and Christine Howes (Spike Print Studio).

The panel will discuss life after art school, practice and resilience as a maker, exploring ways of making and tacit knowledge, and address the question: what are the skills practitioners need to learn to survive and flourish in the 21st century?

Ways of Making – UWE Postgraduate Forum

All day on 25th March (online)

The Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) at UWE, Bristol, in collaboration with Arnolfini, invites UWE students and 2020 Alumni to submit a poster presentation talk sharing their creative practice and research. Find out more here.

Ways of Making – Practitioners in Conversation

(Across April to May)

A series of practitioners-in-conversation from different backgrounds will talk about their research skills and tools but from very different perspectives. This might include sharing examples of what they have made, finding cross-overs between their practice or work, or issues they have encountered. These talks will be led by senior academics from the CFPR and UWE Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education, including Dr Angie Butler, Dr Tavs Jorgensen, Dr Laura Morgan and Dr Tom Abba.

The Art of the Maker – Craft, Design and Technology in the 21st Century 


Presented by Carinna Parraman (Professor of Design, Colour and Print, Director of the Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE)

Invention, innovation and insight are keywords for any technologist, designer and maker. In the twenty‐first century, a wealth of new and emerging materials, alongside digital methods for the manufacture of products and services are transforming and enhancing our lives. But there are also the age-old techniques and crafts traditions that demonstrate fundamental benchmarks in material culture that are the foundation for high-quality printing and fabrication today and in the future. Exploring the future of printing and fabrication, new ways of thinking and working, alongside traditional methods of making, Carinna will be exploring the shifting field of Homo Faber and the human condition, and how digital technologies are transforming craft and design.

Let’s talk tools! #letstalktools

We would like to know what tools you use in your practice.

Continuing from the #letstalktools project co-ordinated by Sofie Boons and Tom McDonagh, we’d like to invite you to join in and share your three work tools of choice! Tag us with your images on Instagram (@cfpr_research) or Twitter (@cfprresearch) and #letstalktools.

We will be adding more events and talks, so please keep checking here for updates.

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