Dr Natasha Mayo is a practitioner and researcher in the discipline of ceramics, freelance writer and since 2016 Programme Director of Ceramics at the National Centre for Ceramics Studies in Wales, Cardiff School of Art & Design. Her work examines the human form as milieu, a place onto which we project identities, societal, gendered and cultural thoughts and feelings. Mayo is a member of the cooperative ‘Fireworks Clay Studios’.
Being an external examiner for practice-led PhD’s over the last 6/8 years has given me access and insight to a number of research models. This presentation will run through a diversity of approaches to reveal how the discipline and focus of a practice led PhD offer far more than the production of innovative artwork.