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Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design

Fabric on Vintage Chair by Gina Pierce

Lost Loops, Pale Pink, Interior by Gina Pierce

Organisms by Marianne Forrest

Ebbw Vale Timepiece by Marianne Forrest

Big Watch by Marianne Forrest

Babydoll by Charlotte Gorse

Family Tree by Charlotte Gorse

With This Ring Brand by Charlotte Gorse


Design Lecturers

» Assa Ashuach
» Jane Atfield
» Tomoko Azumi
» William Brown
» Jez Bradley
» Steven Follen
» Marianne Forrest
» Charlotte Gorse
» Paul Harper
» Gina Pierce
» Mah Rana
» Simone ten Hompel
» William Warren

Assa Ashuach
Product design; collaboration with architects; self-production.

E: a.ashuach@londonmet.ac.uk
W: blog.assaashuach.com

Jane Atfield MA
Furniture design; relationship of domestic furniture and objects to wider social and environmental issues; background in recycling and sustainability; material explorations and commercial applications, including post-consumer recycled plastics and bamboo; perception of archetypes; children's development connected to their material world.

E: j.atfield@londonmet.ac.uk

Tomoko Azumi
Furniture, space and product design; the usage of advanced technologies in creative process of 3D; product and exhibition design; how the applications are used in concept developments and to bridge design concepts to emotional quality in result.

E: t.azumi@londonmet.ac.uk
W: tnadesignstudio.co.uk

William Brown
Visual anthropology and visual culture, including made and conceptual environmental interventions, particularly relating to the visually impaired; photography and moving image; type and typographic practice including letterpress and pre-digital methods and techniques.

E: w.brown@londonmet.ac.uk

Jez Bradley
Product and automotive design; manual sketching techniques in relation to current design practise; materials and manufacture including high volume polymers; design management, particularly SMEs in UK.

E: j.bradley@londonmet.ac.uk

Steven Follen
Metalwork; Drawing with metal; Materials and Process; Use of digital technologies in development of design ideas and production; Drawing as thinking; Drawing as learning; Teaching and Learning; Landscape and place as source; Museums and collections as source; Public arts; Public engagement through the arts.

E: s.follen@londonmet.ac.uk

Marianne Forrest
Marianne Forrest graduated from the Royal College of Art with a Masters Degree in Silversmithing. She has since developed an international reputation as a designer and maker of Timepieces from the smallest wristwatch to huge pieces for town centres and public buildings. Her work can be seen in many collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Royal Museum of Scotland and The Goldsmiths Company. Her research themes explore the idea of time alongside the process of making as a consumer of time with particular emphasis on the juxtapostion of New Technology and explorations of making methods by both hand and machine, Having taught on many courses throughout the UK Marianne is currently the Course Leader of the BA(Hons)Jewellery and Silversmithing course at The Cass.

E: m.forrest@londonmet.ac.uk
W: marianneforrest.com/arch.htm

Charlotte Gorse MA
Charlotte Gorse is a fashion jeweller who trained at the Royal College of Art. She has worked at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Serpentine Gallery and with Alexander McQueen. She has exhibited at the Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Ashmolean Museum and across Scandinavia with collections in the Museum of Installation and Victoria & Albert Museum. Her current research and practice includes contemporary fashion jewellery, body technologies, gender identity and feminist literature. Charlotte is Head of the Design School, having taught, developed, examined and led a broad range of design courses across Europe. She teaches across final year undergraduate, postgraduate and research design disciplines (studio practice & research).

E: c.gorse@londonmet.ac.uk
W: charlottegorse.com

Paul Harper
Epistemology and research methods for craft; the documentation and analysis of practice; theories of language and meaning with regard to art and craft; the purpose and meaning of craft in contemporary culture; the reflective practitioner.

E: p.harper@londonmet.ac.uk

Gina Pierce
Gina Pierce is a textile and surface designer who has combined freelance work with lecturing since graduating from the MA Textile Design Course at Central Saint Martins. In 2008 she established her own practice, Gina Pierce Design, producing fabrics, wallpapers and accessories, and exhibits regularly at shows including 100% Design London, and ICFF, New York. Her work combines digital and hand production methods, and is based on memorabilia, location and history. Current research work explores identity of the built environment through the use of maps and pattern. Gina is Course Leader of BA Textile Design, teaching across all years, and a supervisor for the MA Course.

Mah Rana
Contemporary Art Jewellery; employing traditional and new technologies and materials, photography and text; issues of value, communication, personal and collective histories are explored and presented.

E: m.rana@londonmet.ac.uk
W: jewelleryislife.com/index.htm

Simone ten Hompel MA
Winner of the prestigious 2005 Jerwood Applied Arts Prize for metalwork (£30,000). Interests: Smithing metal and other media; the 'voice' in and of metal; articulation and representation in the applied arts; functionality without function.

E: s.ten-hompel@londonmet.ac.uk
W: tenhompel.com/pur/index.html

William Warren
William Warren runs a furniture and product design consultancy that works with manufacturers, distributors and retailers. William is also a Senior Lecturer at London Met University. His approach is to answer briefs in lateral way, with attention paid to questioning utility and improving the overall emotional experience of the user. His products ask the viewer to think about their belongings, and are often humorous in their conceptual twist.

E: w.warren@londonmet.ac.uk
W: williamwarren.co.uk


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