3DDesign – Manchester School of Art

Keeping you up to date with the all the latest work from students, staff, and graduates of the programme, and highlighting the best work & events for 3D Designers from around the world.

Mark McLeish: TA 2016/17

I am interested in the complexities in the makings of souvenirs. The power of objects as memory aids and triggers is a constant development within my research. I describe my … Continue reading

November 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Typecast Manchester goes public

During March and April this year Jenny Walker and Elle Simms from 3D, supported by 3rd Yr volunteers ran a project at the School of Art that explored how clay … Continue reading

August 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Digital Making: a future for materiality in a digital world

David Grimshaw has been invited to deliver a public lecture in Lincoln.  The lecture asks the question – If the future of making and production is 3D printing, what is … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Material Matters

Celebrating the materiality of objects: including the work of 3D staff Kirsteen Aubrey, Sharon Blakey and Jenny Waker. MMU Special Collections Gallery, 3rd Floor, Sir Kenneth Green Library. This exhibition … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Angela Watson

Sharon was invited by former graduate, Angela Watson, to give a talk at Birkenhead 6th Form College about the 3D programme at MMU as well as her research into Mary … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Professional Working Practices and Environments

Where do you like to work most and why? Level 5 Group Tutorial this week focussed on the spaces where creative practice takes place.  Whether at university or at home; … Continue reading

February 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ruthin Craft Centre

Sharon delivered a public talk about the relationship of drawing to her practice at Ruthin Craft Centre in July 2013. The talk was accompanied by an opportunity to see and … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Consortium for Applied Research and Professional Education, Nov 2013

CARPE is The consortium for Applied Research and Professional Education or the CARPE consortium brings together some of Europe’s leading applied science universities. Manchester Metropolitan University is the UK representative … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Making Futures Conference, 2013

Making Futures Conference Plymouth, September 2013 “The aims of Making Futures are to investigate contemporary craft as a ‘change agent’ within 21st century society – particularly in relation to global … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Language of Process

“The Language of Process” – How new materials and technologies are changing product design An exhibition curated by David Grimshaw; Senior Lecturer BA(Hons) Three Dimensional Design & Programme Leader MA/MSc … Continue reading

November 1, 2013 · Leave a comment


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