Course studied: MA Design: Ceramics
Graduating year: 2016
Job: Architectural glass artist
Adele Christensen graduated from MA Design: Ceramics in 2016. As a UK architectural glass artist with a Danish influence she combines glass with other mediums such as ceramics using paint, texture; interacting with light and water while inspired by landscape. Skills acquired by working and teaching in the decorative and applied arts, also form part of her present practice.
Adele's Bath Spa story
The early part of the course was quite daunting, it took me so much longer than expected to settle in, knowing what I could do and what was available was difficult for me to have confidence about.
Highlights for me were taking part in the Holburne museum intervention, entering and being accepted for the Broomhill Sculpture competition, and being invited to make a presentation of my work to the Cornish Ceramics and glass society – quite a large, very professional group. These were tasks that doing the MA gave me confidence to take part in, as did visiting the Ibstock brick factory and approaching places for potential site specific projects.
One always feels you could do more looking back, but these small but significant confidence boosters came from the college visits and seminars we were to produce as part of the course, and being in a position to step back and quantify the work, gave you faith in your own ability.
''One always feels you could do more looking back, but these small but significant confidence boosters came from the college visits and seminars we were to produce as part of the course, and being in a position to step back and quantify the work, gave you faith in your own ability.''
Why did you choose Bath Spa University?
Because it had the ceramic facility that I could combine with my present glass skills. It’s also local – being a mature student with a family I couldn't afford the time, money or logistics to pursue an MA further afield.
"The best thing about my course ... "
Being flexible about accommodating my glass desires. Studying part time has helped me with other family and commission commitments.
Qualifications, experience and achievements
- BA(Hons) Glass Ceramics and 3 Dimensional Design, Stourbridge 1984
- MA Design: Ceramics, Bath Spa University 2016.
Exhibitions and events:
- Sculpture at Sudeley Castle, 2012
- Regular exhibitor at the Bristol Botanical gardens
- Showborough house sculpture garden.
- 'Traces' exhibition with Artist teachers scheme, 2013
- In final selection for Broomhill annual Sculpture Garden competition, 2014
- Holburne Museum Bath, Bath Spa University intervention 'Muse', 2014.