Kevin Petrie is Professor of Glass and Ceramics' and leads the academic team in Glass and Ceramics at the University of Sunderland, which is based at National Glass Centre.
Kevin studied Illustration at the University of Westminster and Ceramics and Glass at the Royal College of Art. He holds a Ph.D. from the Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West of England, Bristol. Kevin is perhaps best known for ‘blending’ printmaking and glass/ceramics for creative use. This includes the development of new processes and the dissemination of new practice internationally. Kevin has written two books on the subject – ‘Glass and Print’ and ‘Ceramic Transfer Printing’. He has contributed to a number of other books and published articles in key journals. Kevin has been invited to teach and lecture in Australia, USA, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Denmark, Germany and Canada. He is also very active in the development and support of our research students (c30) as part of the Institute for International Research in Glass and Ceramics Arts Research Centre in the National Glass Centre. Kevin is a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council Peer Review College was recently awarded a National Teaching Fellowship for his postgraduate teaching. Kevin is also an exhibiting artist working in ceramics, glass and drawing. His work has featured in a number of books including ‘Contemporary Kiln Formed Glass – A World Survey’ by Keith Cummings.
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