AHRB funded usability study web-site
Overall findings of the usability study
Complete reports written by each of the participants in the study
Basic information about NEVAC and a link to NEVAC's web-site
Links to associated web-sites and further reading

This page contains information brief information about the NEVAC project.

The National Electronic and Video Archive of the Crafts was founded in 1992 in the Faculty of Art, Media and Design at the University of the West of England, Bristol, (UWE). Initially funded by the Crafts Council, to record important craftspeople on broadcast quality video-cassette, the archive is currently funded by UWE and includes over 200 hours of video and audio interviews.

Whilst NEVAC has conducted interviews with craftspeople as diverse as a golf-club maker, a wood-engraver and an industrial designer, the majority of the material is associated with ceramics. This situation resulted from the relatively small-scale nature of NEVAC and the desire to concentrate on one area of the crafts and then encourage others to work on different media within the crafts. NEVAC is currently awaiting the outcome of a funding application to allow the broadening of the scope of the archive in to other areas of the crafts.

If you want to visit NEVAC's own web-site click our web-address: www.media.uwe.ac.uk/nevac. It includes complete and up to date listings of all of the recordings in the archive as well as sample audio clips and links to video files.

To contact NEVAC, e-mail:


or write to:

Matthew Partington (Research Fellow, Applied Arts),
University of the West of England, Bristol,
Bower Ashton Campus,
Kennel Lodge Road,
Bristol, BS3 2JT.

Tel: 0117 344 4746