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David Binns

Reader in Contemporary Ceramics

School of Art, Design and Fashion

Vernon Building, VE219

+44 (0) 1772 89 3384

dsbinns@uclan.ac.uk

David is research active within the area of art and design: history, theory and practice. He is a member of the Silicates Research Unit.

Full Profile

Member of the International Academy of Ceramics
Crafts Council Index of Selected Makers
Fellow of the Craft Potters Association
Contemporary Applied Arts
External MA advisory - University of Sunderland (Ceramics & Glass)
Member of steering group of 'Atoms to Art' (EPSRC funded research network - Science & Art in Ceramics & Glass)
Consultant to International Ceramics Festival, Aberystwyth University
Selector for ‘Earth & Fire' - International Ceramics Fair, Rufford, Nottingham 2007
External MA advisory - University of Sunderland (Ceramics & Glass)
Member of steering group of 'Atoms to Art' (EPSRC funded research network - Science & Art in Ceramics & Glass)
Consultant to International Ceramics Festival, Aberystwyth University
Selector for ‘Earth & Fire' - International Ceramics Fair, Rufford, Nottingham 2007

Grants

AHRC Research Grant (Speculative Route): £165,545 2008-10
The Aesthetic of Waste - an investigation of the creative & commercial potential of kiln cast re-cycled mineral waste
AHRB Small Research Grant: £4,830 2003
Aggregates Additions in Clay Bodies - a creative partnership of craft and industry

Awards / Scholarships:

Wales Arts International: £700
Research Scholarship to study traditional terracotta in Rajasthan, India 2007
International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary - visiting artist scholarship - ‘Meeting the Master’ programme: £1,500 2005
International Residency Scholarship - Israel National Ceramics Association 2003
International Residency Scholarship - Dokuz Eylul Universitesi, Izmir, Turkey 2002

Qualifications

Post Graduate Certificate in Education N.E.W.I. 1986
BA (Hons) 3D Design - Wood, Metal, Ceramics 1st Class Honours Manchester Polytechnic 1978 - 82

Publications

Binns, David Stuart (2013) The Aesthetic of waste - collaborative research exploring the creative and commercial potential of kiln cast re-cycled mineral waste. In: Collaboration through Craft. Bristol Classical Press, Bristol. ISBN 978-0857853912

Binns, David Stuart (2008) Meeting the Masters - David Binns. [Show/Exhibition]

Binns, David Stuart (2011) 'Waste & Place'- an investigation into the creative potential of recycled glass and ceramic waste. Conference Paper & Journal Article International Ceramics Symposium - 'Ceramic Arts & Design for a Sustainable Society' Gothenburg, Sweden March 2011. In: Ceramic Arts and Design for a Sustainable Society. International Ceramics Symposium, 7-27 March 2011, Frolunda Culture Centre, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Binns, David Stuart (2012) A methodology for recycling ceramic waste - harnessing the creative potential of re-cycled glass and ceramic waste. In: National Council for Education in Ceramic Arts Conference, March 26-31 2012, Seattle, USA.

More publications

Projects

The Aesthetic of Waste - an investigation of the creative & commercial potential of kiln cast re-cycled mineral waste AHRC Research Grant (Speculative Route): £165,545

'Brick' - International research / design project
Kiln Cast Glass & Ceramic aggregates

Aggregate Bearing Clays – 'a new vocabulary of form'

Aggregates Additions in Clay Bodies - a creative partnership of craft and industry (AHRC Small Research Grant) 2003

Function and Scale, Technology and Materials: an examination of the development of the craft object
(Small Research Grant and Research Leave Award) 1998-99

Research

'The Aesthetic of Waste' - an investigation of the creative & commercial potential of kiln cast re-cycled mineral waste. AHRC Research Grant (Speculative Route): £165,545

Director of Studies for 2 MPhil / PhD students: Alasdair Bremner & Fahad Alkandari

Teaching

Course Leader MA in Ceramics

MA Design, Programme Co-ordinator

BA (Hons) Ceramics Tutor