Professor of Ceramics
I am Professor of Ceramics and lead CARCuos, the Ceramics Arts Research Centre at the University of Sunderland. I have exhibited work both nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at the Saatchi Gallery, London, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC and Garth Clark Gallery, New York.
My work is included in several collections worldwide including Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. I have delivered several papers internationally at conferences and contributed to, edited and authored several books including most recently The Ceramics Reader, Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2017. I am a member of the AIC/IAC International Academy of Ceramics.
Teaching and supervision
Until 2016, I taught on BA (Hons) Glass and Ceramics and MA Glass and Ceramics. I now supervise MPhil and PhD students, attaining 16 successful completions.
See carcuos.wordpress.com for CARCuos research students and projects.
My research interests include the examination and expansion of contemporary locations in respect of the traditional positioning of ceramics - this is explored both through practice and the development of critical theory within the expanded ceramic arena. This also extends to the development and expansion of critical art and craft discourse.
I am particularly interested in the area of conceptual practice within ceramics and as a consequence the development of theory around this emerging arena. My ongoing research explores the integration of new media and non-ceramic intervention into ceramics and how this challenges and enhances both practice and theory. Further areas of research include creative pedagogy, particularly at postgraduate and doctoral level.
Livingstone, Andrew (2011) Parallax View: Interpreting Ceramics – Museum Collections and Artist Intervention. Ceramics Ireland (27). pp. 22-27. ISSN 1393-9513
Hayes, Catherine and Todd, Claire Richenda (2020) Illustrating the Transcendence of Disciplinarity. In: Beyond Disciplinarity: Historical Evolutions of Research Epistemology. Routledge, London UK. ISBN 9781138090934
Hayes, Catherine (2020) Positionality, Knowledge and Truth: So Where Lies Reality? In: Beyond Disciplinarity: Historical Evolutions of Research Epistemology. Routledge, London UK. ISBN 9781138090934
Hayes, Catherine and Capper, Stephen (2020) Reality, Insight and Interpretation with Mathematics. In: Beyond Disciplinarity: Historical Evolutions of Research Epistemology. Routledge, London UK. ISBN 9781138090934
Livingstone, Andrew (2017) U(nu)sed and Abused: Social and Political Potentiality - Material, manufacture and Abandoned Sites, in The Post-Industrial Landscape as Site for Creative Practice - Material Memory. In: The Post-Industrial Landscape as Site for Creative Practice - Material Memory. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK, pp. 63-67. ISBN 9781443899376
Livingstone, Andrew (2017) Extending Vocabularies: Distorting the Ceramic Familiar - Clay and the Performative 'Other'. In: The Ceramics Reader. Bloomsbury Academic Press, London, pp. 323-334. ISBN 978-1-4725-8443-4
Ewins, Neil (2017) The UK marketing strategy in response to globalization c1990-2010. In: The Ceramic Reader. Bloomsbury. ISBN 9781472584427
Livingstone, Andrew, Petrie, Kevin, Sarmiento, Jeffrey and Watkinson, Cate (2015) Real World Student Experience at Masters level in Art and Design: Case Studies from Glass and Ceramics. In: Masters Level Teaching, Learning and Assessment: Issues in Design and Delivery. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137399366
Livingstone, Andrew (2011) Mit Feuer und Flamme Red Hot - Ceramics in Contemporary Art. In: Mit Feuer und Flamme. Biberacher Verlagsdruckerei, pp. 60-65. ISBN 9783933614964
Livingstone, Andrew and Kim, Jeoung-Ah (2011) Ceramic Arts and Design for a Sustainable Society. In: Ceramic Arts and Design for a Sustainable Society. Frolunda Culture centre, Gothenberg, pp. 36-53. ISBN 9789163381843
Livingstone, Andrew (2009) ‘Decentred meaning: ceramic materiality – relocating process and technique’. In: Proceedings of the Crafticulation & Education Conference. Nordfo, Helsinki University Press, Helsinki, pp. 101-112. ISBN 978-952-10-5578-2.
Conference or Workshop Item
Livingstone, Andrew (2018) Thinking Critically: writing about clay in Restating Clay conference 2018, Centre of Ceramic Art, York Art Gallery. In: Restating Clay, 19/20 March 2018, COCA - Centre of Ceramic Art, York..
Hayes, Catherine, Todd, Claire Richenda, Livingstone, Andrew and Petrie, Kevin (2018) Beyond Disciplinarity in Knowledge Construction for Creative Arts and Allied Health Signature Pedagogies. In: Student Success Stories Conference, Friday March 9th, 2018, Hope Street Exchange, City Campus, University of Sunderland. (Unpublished)
Livingstone, Andrew (2017) The Ceramics Reader: exploring ceramics and writing. In: Clay Matters: Thinking and Exhibiting Matter in Recent Art, 17-18 November 2017, PXL-MAD School of Arts, Hasselt, Belgium.
Hayes, Catherine, Fulton, John, Petrie, Kevin, Todd, Claire Richenda, Livingstone, Andrew, Capper, Stephen, Bussey, Sonia and Rennie, Colin (2017) The Artistry of becoming a Scientist in Podiatric Medicine; Transcending and re-connecting Disciplinary Boundaries in Art and Science. In: : Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists Annual Conference, 16-18 Nov 2017, ACC Liverpool. (Submitted)
Hayes, Catherine, Todd, Claire, Livingstone, Andrew and Petrie, Kevin (2017) Transdisciplinarity in Knowledge Building – Welcome to the University of Sunderland’s Faculties of Arts and Creative Industries and Health Sciences and Wellbeing. In: SU Student Led Celebration of Teaching and Learning Conference, 24 Mar 2017, National Glass Centre, University of Sunderland. (Unpublished)
Hayes, Catherine, Todd, Claire, Livingstone, Andrew and Petrie, Kevin (2017) Mind the Gap…What Gap? Co Constructing Knowledge in Somaesthetics and Kinesiology to Transcend Boundaries between Creative Arts and Science. In: JISC 5th Annual Change Agents’ Network Conference, 20-21 Apr 2017, Exeter University. (Unpublished)
Hayes, Catherine, Fulton, John and Livingstone, Andrew (2016) 'An Epistemological Renaissance for Learning Gain; Applying the Transcendence of Disciplinarity to Practice Based Art and Applied Science'. In: Higher Education Academy Annual Conference (2017): Generation TEF: Teaching in the spotlight, 4 - 6 Jul 2017, Manchester Conference Centre. (Unpublished)
Livingstone, Andrew (2014) U(nu)sed and Abused: Social and Political Potentiality - Material, Manufacture and Abandoned Sites. In: Material Memory The Post Industrial Landscape as Site for Creative Practice, 14 Nov 2014, School of Arts and Cultures, Newcastle University. (Submitted)
Livingstone, Andrew (2014) “Parallax View”: Extending Vocabularies – re-reading a museum porcelain collection and the contemporary performative ‘other’. In: Ceramics in the Expanded Field Behind the Scenes at the Museum, 17 - 19 Jul 2014, University of Westminster. (Unpublished)
Livingstone, Andrew (2012) The Ceramics PhD: Re-thinking Creative Pedagogy. In: National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) 46th Annual Conference: On the Edge, 27-31 Mar 2012, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, USA.
Livingstone, Andrew (2011) ‘The Ceramic Regurgitant: Suitability and the Readymade’. In: Making or Unmaking? The Contexts of Contemporary Ceramics, 27-29 October 2011, Bergen, Norway. (Unpublished)
Livingstone, Andrew (2011) The Ceramic Regurgitant: Sustainability and the Readymade. In: Ceramic Arts and Design for a Sustainable Society; International Ceramics Symposium 2011, 7 - 11 Mar 2011, Frölunda Culture Centre, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Livingstone, Andrew (2010) Parallax View: interpreting ceramics - museum collections and artist intervention. In: 3rd International Ceramic Magazine Editors Association (ICMEA) Conference, 7-11 Nov 2010, Fuping, Shaanxi, China.
Livingstone, Andrew (2009) 'Future-Forward' British Ceramics Biennial - Conference. In: UNSPECIFIED.
Livingstone, Andrew (2009) Distorting the ceramic familiar: materiality and non-ceramic intervention, Conference, Keramik Museum, Germany. In: Ceramic Conference, Keramik Museum Westerwald, Germany.
Livingstone, Andrew (2009) Ceramic Practice and the Digital Interface: Video and ceramic - a discipline activated reading, International Conference, Sydney. In: Australian Ceramics Triennale, International Conference, Sydney, National Art School, Sydney, Australia.
Livingstone, Andrew (2008) Decentred Meaning: Ceramic materiality - relocating process & technique -, International Conference Helsinki. In: 'Crafticulation' International Conference University of Helsinki, 24-26 Sep 2008, University of Helsinki, Finland.
Hayes, Catherine, Fulton, John, Livingstone, Andrew, Todd, Claire, Capper, Stephen and Smith, Peter (2020) Beyond Disciplinarity: Historical Evolutions of Research Epistemology. Routledge, London UK. ISBN 9781138090934
Livingstone, Andrew (2015) Extending Vocabularies: Distorting the Ceramic Familiar - Clay and the Performative 'Other'. GICB Internation Ceramics Colloquium . Korean Ceramic Foundation, Korea.
Livingstone, Andrew (2016) The Deconstruction of Trade in Imaging the Blue and White - The Impact of the New. Imaging the Blue and White - The Impact of the New, 19 Nov 2015 - 27 Mar 2016, Yingge Ceramics Museum, New Taipei City, Taiwan.
Livingstone, Andrew (2015) Hands That Build - Hands That Destroy in 9th Cheongju Interantation Craft Biennial, Korea. The 9th Cheongju International Craft Biennale, 16/09/2015 - 25/10/2015, Cheongju, Korea.
Livingstone, Andrew (2012) Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics: The Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection. Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics, 04 Mar-03 Jun 3 2012, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas.
Livingstone, Andrew (2011) Mit Feuer und Flamme Red Hot - Ceramics in Contemporary Art Museum Villa-Rot, Bergieden, Germany. Mit Feuer und Flamme, 2 Oct 2011 - 5 Feb 2012, Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden, Germany.
Livingstone, Andrew Ceramic Arts and Design for a Sustainable Society. 7 - 27 Mar 2011, Frolunda Kulture Centre, Gothenberg, Sweden.
Livingstone, Andrew (2020) The Clay Reader: Scoria, Scoria Jeju Scoria [International research project]. City Art Community.
Livingstone, Andrew (2020) Expanding criticality – clay as multi-media performance, explored through Performing Jeju Scoria and Hands that Build – Hands that Destroy [Research Portfolio]. Clay/ceramic as multi-media performance.
- Contemporary ceramic practice
- Contemporary ceramic theory
- Conceptual practice
- Critical art and craft theory