Dr Natasha Mayo is a practitioner, researcher and since 2004 senior lecturer ceramics at Cardiff School of Art and Design. Her practice is fuelled by an interest in practices that move between social, technical as well as creative ways of working. Teaching within an interdisciplinary framework she calls upon drawing, poetry, sensory anthropology, and relational aesthetics alongside more traditional approaches to clay – to test the boundaries and preconceptions of the discipline and to identify more wholistic generative approaches to creativity.
She is a fellow of HEA, member of the Royal Anthropology Institute, the Folklore Society, trained in Oral History techniques, and a Haumea eco-literacy associate. She has achieved national and international acclaim for her ceramic practice and written over 40 articles for journals such as: Ceramics Art and Perception, Kerameiki Techni, Ceramic Review, Interpreting Ceramics, CCQ, Artist newsletter (AN) and the Royal Anthropology Journal.