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Head of the School of Art and Design

As of Head of the School of Art and Design my role is to provide academic leadership with a key purpose of engendering an exciting, dynamic and relevant scholarly environment that encourages curiosity and creativity amongst our staff and students.

I am also Professor of Glass and Ceramics and perhaps best known for ‘blending’ printmaking and glass/ceramics for creative use. My recent creative practice focuses on drawing, painting and glass inspired by movement though landscape.

Teaching and supervision

I mainly teach PhD students in glass and ceramics and offer occasional lectures and workshops across subjects in the School of Art and Design. Drawing is one of my passions and I teach workshops from time to time both in glass and ceramics and other subjects.

I was an MA Glass and MA Ceramics Programme Leader for nine years as well as BA Glass and Ceramics Programme Leader for a period. My contribution to glass and ceramics teaching and especially postgraduate support has been recognised with the award of a National Teaching Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy.

Research interests for potential research students

I am a very experienced PhD supervisor and have examined PhD students in the UK, Sweden, Denmark and Australia.

My students have researched varied topics, for example aspects of printmaking for glass and ceramics, water-jet cutting and cultural perspectives. I have supervised several international PhD students and in particular students from China.

I am always happy to consider research proposals in the area of glass and ceramics as well as allied art and design subjects.


My research has previously focused on methods of printmaking for glass and ceramics. I have published two books on this subject 'Glass and Print' and 'Ceramic Transfer Printing'. Other publications include a chapter on the prints of Erwin Eisch - a seminar figure in the studio glass movement and chapters for books on learning and teaching.

More recently, I have focused on bringing together critical writing on glass and ceramics and have co-edited 'The Ceramics Reader' published by Bloomsbury and I am currently working on 'The Glass Reader'. My artwork focuses on drawing and painting as well as glass and ceramics.


Number of items: 23.


Hannam, Kevin, Thompson, Fiona and Petrie, Kevin (2012) Producing Ceramic Art Works Through Tourism Research. Annals of Tourism Research, 39 (1). pp. 336-360. ISSN 0160-7383

Petrie, Kevin (2011) CREATIVE GLASS RESEARCH Case studies from art and design. Glass Technology - European Journal of Glass Science and Technology Part A, 52 (1). pp. 1-10. ISSN 1753–3546

Petrie, Kevin (2006) Glass and Print - Historical Precedents and Contemporary developments. The Glass Art Society Journal, 2005. pp. 78-80. ISSN 02789426

Book Section

Hayes, Catherine, Hinshaw, Kim and Petrie, Kevin (2017) ‘Reconceptualising Medical Curriculum Design in Strategic Clinical Leadership Training for 21st Century Physicians’. In: Preparing Physicians to Lead in the Twenty First Century. IGI Global, USA.

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

Petrie, Kevin (2013) ‘Blending approaches to teaching in art and design: Case studies from glass and ceramics’. In: For the love of learning – Innovations from outstanding university teachers. Palgrave MacMillan, Hampshire. ISBN 9781137334299

Petrie, Kevin (2013) Printmaking for Ceramics and Glass Intersections & Counterpoints. In: Intersections and Counterpoints Proceedings of Impact 7, an International Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking Conference. IMPACT PRESS. ISBN 9781921867569

Petrie, Kevin (2012) The Prints of Erwin Eisch. In: Erwin Eisch: Wolken waren schon immer mein letzter Halt. Glas und Bilder /Erwin Eisch: Clouds have been my foothold all along. Glass and Paintings. Munich:, Hirmer. ISBN 978-3777453811

Petrie, Kevin (2010) Glass and Print: Blending approaches for innovation in creative glass. In: Creativity and Innovation in Glass: Proceedings of the International Glass Symposium 2010. CADRE Publications, University of Wolverhampton. ISBN 9780956020437


Petrie, Kevin (2004) Integrated Glass Prints. UNSPECIFIED. Gateway to Glass.

Conference or Workshop Item

Hayes, Catherine, Fulton, John and Petrie, Kevin (2019) 'Beyond Disciplinarity: Insights into the Development of Teaching Ontology, Epistemology and Philosophy on an Interdisciplinary Professional Doctorate Pathway’. In: Advance HE’s Annual Teaching and Learning Conference 2019,Teaching in the spotlight: Innovation for teaching excellence, 2nd - 4th July 2019, Northumbria University.

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)

Hayes, Catherine, Fulton, John, Rennie, Colin and Petrie, Kevin (2017) ‘Heads or Tails? A Situational Analysis of Two Signature Pedagogies;an Epistemological Stance for Student Engagement’. In: RAISE 2017 Annual Conference – 'Perspectives on student engagement; looking forward…thinking back', 6-8 Sep 2017, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester UK. (Unpublished)

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)

Petrie, Kevin (2006) Glass and Print: An appreciation of the combination of Printmaking and contemporary glass practice: Precedents and Perspectives. In: The Royal college of art, London; An IIRG/RCA collaborative symposium; website: glassandprint.info; articles published in Neues Glass/New Glass.


Livingstone, Andrew and Petrie, Kevin (2017) The Ceramics Reader. Bloomsbury Academic Crafts & Making . Bloomsbury Academic, London and New York. ISBN 9781472584427

Petrie, Kevin (2011) Ceramic Transfer Printing. The New Ceramics . A&C Black Publishers Limited, London. ISBN 978-1-408-11328-8

Petrie, Kevin (2005) Glass and Print. A&C Black Publishers Ltd. ISBN 0713664916


Petrie, Kevin (2015) ‘China Sketch Book’. [Show/Exhibition]

Petrie, Kevin and Davies, Peter (2011) Kith and Kin I and II. [Show/Exhibition]

Petrie, Kevin ‘Walking around St James’s Park’. [Show/Exhibition]

This list was generated on Sun Jun 7 00:25:09 2020 BST.
  • Glass and ceramics
  • Drawing and printmaking for glass and ceramics
  • Critical writing in glass and ceramics
  • Practice-based PhD research in glass and ceramics
Member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council Peer Review College
National Teaching Fellow
Member of the Association of National Teaching Fellows

Last updated 20 November 2019

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