carole | gray | practice-led inquiry


I have worked with the master craftsman and CAD/CAM expert Gordon Burnett on a research programme called Making Sense: an exploration of ways of knowing generated through practice and reflection


This practice-led research poses the question:

'What can be known by making that could not

be known by any other means?


This inquiry has produced several publications including a chapter in the book Material Inventions, edited by Estelle Barrett and Barbara Bolt, 2014.


Worlds - a series of five 'epistemic' objects


Shell World (detail)

Carole Gray, 2008

"In the higher stages of skill, there is a

constant interplay between tacit knowledge

and self-conscious awareness, the tacit knowledge serving as an anchor, the

explicit awareness serving as critique and corrective."


Richard Sennett, The Craftsman, 2009

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