Katie bunnell ph.d.


Designer, maker and trained researcher, Dr Katie Bunnell is a creative practitioner who combines digital and physical processes in the production of ceramic art and design. Katie graduated with a first class degree in 3D Design (Ceramics) from Bristol Poly in 1989, completed an MA in Ceramics & Glass at the Royal College of Art, London in 1993, where she was a Darwin Scholar, and was awarded a doctorate in 1998 for her practice based research thesis, The Integration of New Technologies in to Ceramic Designer-Maker Practice. Until 2015 she was Associate Professor of Design at Falmouth University where she created Autonomatic, an award winning design research collective exploring the relationships between craft making and digital technologies.

Katie’s work has involved collaboration with programmers, technology developers, design historians, cultural geographers and many other creative thinkers and doers. Her most recent collaboration with Steve Brown, digital ceramic print researcher at the Royal College of Art, London is the Captured Collection, a series of plates and bowls commissioned by jeweller Mirri Damer.

Working out of her studio at Grays Wharf in Penryn, Cornwall, Katie exhibits her work nationally and internationally and is currently showing the Chogonka Series and Minecrafting Vase in the Re-Invented exhibition on tour in the USA.