Mark Thistlethwaite MA Design: Craft

Mark Thistlethwaite

My intent for studying on the MA Design: Craft was to create a number of artefacts that celebrated wear, age and patina and to use objects within this work that had a former life or usefulness that had become lost. More recently, the focus of this MA has moved towards further study and as such, the emphasis has changed from my personal practice to the promotion and dissemination of skills-based workshop events to a wider audience of participants. The idea behind this shift of emphasis is that making can add value to society, individuals and communities, and this will form the basis of my further study. This MA has allowed me to explore a variety of skillsets that have been achieved over many years and in several careers and has allowed me to make sense of these sometimes disparate skills and encompass these into a holistic practice with the potential to take this further into PhD study.