Centre for Fine Print Research University of the West of England Centre for Fine Print Research
 

Dr Carinna Parraman

Research Student Supervision

Name: Linsay Proctor

Commenced:PhD October 2015
Research topic:: The causes and impact of declining craft industries on the heritage process of lithography: how heritage, industry and culture can be revitalised through digital technologies.
Supervisory Team: Director of Studies Dr Carinna Parraman,Supervisor: Prof. Stephen Hoskins

The central hypothesis for this PhD project is that, even when a heritage process remains valued for its methods and products, global changes within the wider economics of manufacturing are impairing the unique chains of specialist crafts and knowledge that are necessary in sustaining their futures. Traditional lithography has shrunk to a relatively small worldwide community. Linsay will undertake a comprehensive evaluation of the craft dependencies, interconnectedness and stability of material, tool and process infrastructure. The findings will be used to investigate how digital technologies can be integrated to improve the sustainability of heritage networks, supply chains and craftsperson knowledge.

Name: Becky Gooby

Commenced: PhD October 2015
thesis Title:Research topic: Casting Colour, an investigation in colour assurance for digital textile print for textile practitioners and an exploration of a Mid Century heritage and craft colour palette
Supervisory Team: Director of Studies Dr Carinna Parraman Supervisor: Prof. Stephen Hoskins

Studentship funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council

 
This research project is concerned with the exploration into, and manipulation of, digital colour in fabric printing, to produce an openly accessible colour management toolkit for designers, artists, makers, and small organisations that may not have access to equipment and software and that can assist with colour assurance for fabric printing.  

It is intended that the toolkit will take the form of videos, instructions and downloads available online through a dedicated website. Each phase of research will incorporate a practice as research methodology with experimentation in practice, and reflection through documentation, alongside complementary writing and industry-led case studies with designers, colour technologists and design journalists.
The research will establish a coherent body of colour work using digital textile printing methods, curate and collate a series of colour conversations, identify a  palette of heritage and craft colours and create an historical archive of colour use in the British domestic interior (1900 – 1960).


Name: Xavier Aure

Commenced: PhD October 2014
thesis Title:Between physics and art: Imaging the un-imagin-able 
Supervisory Team: Director of Studies Dr Carinna Parraman, Supervisors: Prof. Stephen Hoskins, Joe Padfield

 Xavier joined the CFPR in October 2014 to undertake a full-time PhD funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s (AHRC) Collaborative Doctoral Awards Scheme in partnership with the National Gallery. His programme of studies will be supervised by Dr Carinna Parraman, Professor Stephen Hoskins and Dr Joe Padfield from the National Gallery.  Whilst there is much interest and debate surrounding 3D reproduction there has been no comprehensive research that surveys the field.

The project, 2.5D and 3D image capture and print in the cultural heritage field - evaluation of current and developing technologies, potential applications and practical workflows, aims to address the gap between traditional analogue skills and knowledge in the newly emerging digital 2.5D and 3D technology field. Xavier will explore the potential for innovative and creative applications in the cultural heritage field, and investigate issues that need to be addressed for them to be fully exploited.

Name: Fred Swist

Completed: PhD February 2014
thesis Title:Between physics and art: Imaging the un-imagin-able 
Supervisory Team: Director of Studies Dr Andrew Spicer, Dr Paul Thirkell, Dr Carinna Parraman, Dr Brett Wilson

Name: Melissa Olen

Commenced: PhD September 2012
thesis Title:The Next Generation of Multi-Channel Printing
funding: Marie Curie Initial Training Network  funded project Colour Printing 7.0: Next Generation Multi-Channel Printing.
Supervisory Team: Director of Studies Professor Stephen Hoskins, Dr Carinna Parraman

Name: Peter McCallion

Commenced:PhD October 2012
Thesis Title:The development of methods for the reproduction of texture in digitally printed artworks.
funding: UWE studentship bursary
Supervisory Team: Director of Studies Professor Stephen Hoskins, Dr Carinna Parraman

Name: Angela Brown

Completed: Mphil, 2004
Project Title: Inks for the Fine Art Printmaker: A system and methodology for the development testing and manufacture of printing inks for the Fine Art Market.
Supervisory Team: Director of Studies Professor Stephen Hoskins, Dr Carinna Parraman


Academic advisor - Knowledge transfer


Ringway Signs Ltd

Completed: Associate Academic Advisor, 2006-2009
Project Title: To develop the design potential, introduce capability in digital print wide-format technology and integrated design/print workflow, leading to new market opportunities.
url links: www.ringway.co.uk
Supervisory Team: Prof Steve Hoskins, Dr Paul Thirkell

KTP John Purcell Paper

Completed: Lead Academic Advisor, 2001-2003
Project Title: To create a series of standard and bespoke colour profiles for digital printing to meet the requirements of the digital market.www.ktponline.org.uk
url links:
Supervisory Team: Prof Steve Hoskins

Cranfield Colours Ltd

Completed: Associate Academic Advisor, 2000-2002
Project Title:To assess options for new products and develop a range of new inks for the Fine Art and related markets to meet the special requirements of that market and pending environmental legislation.
url links:
Supervisory Team: Prof Steve Hoskins