ABOUT INGRID MURPHY
Ingrid Murphy was born in Ireland, she studied Ceramics and Photography at Crawford School of Art & Design and completed a Masters Degree in Ceramics at Cardiff School of Art & Design. Having worked in various educational roles since 1993 she is currently the Academic Lead for Transdisciplinarity at Cardiff School of Art & Design, Cardiff Metropolitan University, having returned to Cardiff to lead the ceramic department in 2008.
A practicing ceramic artist, in 2011 Ingrid was awarded a Creative Wales award to explore how new technologies could influence the sole practitioner in ceramics.
In 2012 Ingrid led the development of the innovative Maker programme at Cardiff which combines traditional making skills with new technologies, she was the Programme Director for Maker from until 2016 and is currently a principal lecturer on the programme.
Since 2015 Ingrid has led the University’s Fab-Cre8 research group for applied research in digital technologies. Ingrid uses traditional as well as digital processes to make interactive artifacts which she exhibits internationally and works .
In 2015 Ingrid was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship for her contribution to art & design education. She is a National Advisor for the Arts Council of Wales and is the Master of Ceremonies at the International Ceramics Festival held biannually in Aberystwyth, Wales.
Passionate about making, education, bicycles and dogs Ingrid divides her time between Wales and her home in South West France which her and her husband have been 'filling with stuff' since 2007.