Crafting designs on wealth: A model of financially sustainable studio based craft and design practice in the Australian context

Rohan Nicol

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

The exegesis details how I have recast my creative practice to encompass new products: from a foundation in the crafts, through the development of skills in using new technologies, to establishing enterprising linkages with manufacturing firms. I demonstrate that practices, in particular with regard to technology use, collaborative networks and enterprising approaches. Aim 2: To establish a financially sustainable SCDP in Australia. (How?) The key characteristics of a sustainable practice identified in aim 1 informed planning toward the recasting of my existing practice, which was required to establish financial sustainability. Objective 1: To establish a model of financially sustainable SCDP through technological, cultural, commercial and social linkages. (Case study) 4 Practice-based research methods are the modes through which the project was developed. This process involved a practical investigation of appropriate, viable and ultimately locally achievable ways to design, manufacture, market and distribute a product or series of products that provide the basis for a sustainable SCDP. Objective 2: To identify general attributes of sustainable studio based craft and design practice that may achieve a wider application in Australia - i.e. common linkages profiles.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Charles Sturt University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Overton, Neill, Co-Supervisor
  • Pickersgill, Richard, Co-Supervisor
Award date01 Jan 2010
Place of PublicationAustralia
Publisher
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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