Ingrid Murphy MA FHEA NTF

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Specialist Subject Areas

Ceramics: theory & practice, digital fabrication processes, professional practice, visual studies, craft theory, 3D Design, sculpture, augmented reality.


National Teaching Fellow
FHEA Art & Design
MA Ceramics
Post Graduate Diploma Ceramics
Diploma in Design Ceramics


Ingrid Murphy is Academic Lead for Transition and Boundaries at Cardiff School of Art & Design, Ingrid is working with the intergration of reearch and enterprise across the school’s learning and teaching curricula. From 2008 -2013 Ingrid led CSAD’s cermic department, in 2011 she worked with Jon Pigott and Pip Lawrence to develop Artist Designer: Maker subject which she led until 2016. Maker focuses on fusing tradtional craft skills with new and emerging processes in digital design and fabrication.

Ingrid began her teaching career in 1993 and while she taught a range of Art & Design disciplines, ceramics is her passion. In 2013 Ingrid was awarded the University’s student led Fellowship for Innovative Teaching and in 2015 she was awarded a National teaching fellowship for her contribution to higher education. Since 2015 Ingrid has ked CSAD’s applied research group in digital fabrication and associated processes: FabCre8.

A practicing ceramic artist, Ingrid exhbits internationally, and was a recipient of the Arts Council of Wales Creative Wales award for individual practice and was also shortlisted for the Ceramics Biennial Award in 2015 for a collaborative work completed with colleague Jon Pigott. Ingrid currently works with historical ceramic artefacts and cutting edge digital processes to both physically and digitally hack artefacts. Ingrid also writes and presents internationally about the future of both ceramic and craft practice. Ingrid has a studio in France, La Perdrix, and it is here she enagages in action research developing dynamic and transformative co-learning projects with her students.

Current research

Practice Led Research: Investigating how new technologies influence how we conceive, produce and perceive a crafted object.
Producing a series of interactive ceramics works using sensors/actuators and electro-mechanical devices to exploit the physical characteristics of ceramic objects.

Pedagogic Research: Technology Enhanced Learning, blended learning environments. Using real and virtual tools to assist learning in making processes

Awarded National Teaching Fellowship to develop the Meta-Objects Project : A collection of interactive objects which use AR and NFC devices to facilitate learning and link material, process and making databases

Leader of the FabCre8 research centre at Cardiff School of Art & Design, the centre focuses on applied research in the use of digital fabrication processes for multidisciplinary applications.

Principal Publications, Exhibitions and Awards

View Ingrid’s papers and publications on Cardiff Metropolitan University’s DSpace repository.

Conferences and Symposia – Papers Delivered

2016 :NCECA Conference, Kansas City
Type: Conference paper
Reference: Meta-Making and me. A paper base on NTF project and practice led research.

2015 The Campanoligist’s Tea Cup
British Ceramics Biennial/ Making Futures Conference Plymouth
Type: Exhibition / Conference Paper to be published 2016
Reference: BCB Award Exhibition , Stoke on Trent, UK

2015 ‘Meta-Making and Me’
Reference: Essay for forthcoming Ceramics Reader : Edited by A. Livingstone and K. Petrie Link: Under review

2015 Teaching in Higher Education
Type: Journal Paper
Reference: Ceramics Studio to Podiatry Clinic`: The impact of multi-media resources in the teaching of practical skills across diverse disciplines.
Ruth Matheson, Ian Matheson and Ingrid Murphy
Link: Under review

2014 International Academy of Ceramics Conference
Type: Conference paper
Reference: Paper on The Future Of Ceramics
Link: Under review

National Council For Education in Ceramic Arts , 45th Annual Conference,Tampa Florida USA. Paper Presentation Murphy.I, Mayo .N, ‘Ceramics in Virtual Learning’ 2011

STLHE Conference 2010, Toronto, Canada ” Murphy.I, Mayo .N “Teaching material arts through post-material means. 2010

Designs on E Learning Conference 2010 Savannah School of Art & Design Paper Presentation N.Mayo I Murphy 2010

Research Informed teaching National Conference 2010 Staffordshire University Paper Presentation N Mayo, I Murphy 2010

International Perspectives n Art & Design Pedagogy 2010, Leeds University Paper presentation N. Mayo, I.Murphy 2010

NAITRL CELT 4th Annual Conference 2010 Galway University Ireland “Creative Thinking Re-imagining the University,” Paper Presentation Murphy.I, Matheson. R “Experience is learning. Everything else is information” 2010

ISSOTL 2010: Global Theories and Local Practices. International conference, (Oct 2010)Paper presentation Matheson R, Mathieson I & Murphy I ‘ Transcending disciplines; students’ perceptions of the use of on-line learning objects to develop skills, promote interaction and enhance the student learning experience,’ 2010

CERAMICS SYMPOSIUM 2004, University of Glamorgan Paper presentation I.Murphy ‘Practice in Context’ 2004

Arts Council of Wales 1st Annual Conference 2003, Brangwyn Hall. Paper presentation I.Murphy ‘The Wild West’ 2003


Ceramics Ireland, Issue 27 2011 ISSN 1393-9513 Journal – Article . Ingrid Murphy, Irish Maker abroad. I Murphy 2011

NCECA 45th Journal 2011. Volume 32 ISSN 0739-1544 Article – Ceramics in Virtual Learning I.Murphy N. Mayo 2011

Gathered World Exhibition Catalogue Essay Written and curated by Cath Roche. A catalogue record of this exhibition is available form the British Library and the National Library of Wales

Modus Operandi Exhibition Catalogues Essay ‘Ingrid Murphy” written by Dr Jeffrey Jones. ISBN 1 900941 57 0 2003

Images of work have been published in the following publications

Ceramic Review 2007, 2010, Ceramic Art & Perception 2010 Keramiki Techni 2004 Sunday Telegraphy 2003

Exhibitions (Selected)

2011 ‘Transform’ Ceramics Ireland Selected Show, Dublin, Portadown, Limerick, Ireland

2010 “Gathered World” urated by C Roche ACW Funded Exhibition, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales

2009 “MA Ceramics 25 Years” UWIC

2008 Fu Le International Ceramic Museum, British Pavilion Fuping China (Exhibited & curated)

2007 ‘llif” Selected Welsh Makers, Oriel Myrddin Carmarthen & Flow Gallery London/

2006 “Ingrid Murphy-New Work” Solo Show -Queen’s Hall Gallery,

2005 Glamorgan University Purchase Prize, Y Bont Gallery, Pontypridd & Cardiff Millennium Centre

2004 “Six Artists and the Sea” Washington Gallery, Penarth, Cardiff

2004 Glamorgan University Purchase Prize Exhibition, Y Bont Gallery, Pontypridd.

2004/3 “Modus Operandi” – Arts Council Touring Show curated by P.Hughes, Leicester City Art Gallery, Henry Thomas Gallery, Carmarthen, Mission Gallery, Swansea, West Glamorgan. Ruthin Crafts Centre, Wrexham, North Wales.

2002 “still” – new work by Ingrid Murphy & Paul Roche, Henry Thomas Gallery, Carmarthen, West Wales.

2000 “Conversations”.Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford, Ireland.

1993 “Ceramic Contemporaries” Victoria & Albert Museum, London


Awards for Individual Practice

2010 Creative Wales Award, Arts Council Wales

2007 “Prix Select” – A.I.R. Vallauris Fetes Picasso France

2005 University of Glamorgan Purchase Prize Ceramics