Sam Vettese

Sam Vettese

Dr Sam Vettese

Senior Lecturer

Biography

I am a Reader in Applied Art and Design with fourteen years of experience in Higher Education and seven years as an award winning practicing jeweller and silversmith. My research is wide ranging in approach, encompassing diverse areas of art, design and heritage but with a particular emphasis on innovative, sustainable materials. I was returned in the RAE (2008) at Heriot-Watt under the ‘Art and Design’ unit of assessment and in the REF (2014) at Edinburgh Napier University for the ‘Communication, Cultural and Media Studies’ unit of assessment. My grant funding and awards total over 200K and I have published a number of peer reviewed journal, conference papers and book chapters.

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and deliver high quality teaching and learning in visual, critical and contextual studies for multi-disciplinary, under and post graduate design students. In 2010 I was awarded the Graduates Teaching Prize for lecturer of the year and was nominated for the 2010 Teaching and Learning Oscars, ‘Guiding Hand’ award at Heriot Watt University. I was appointed as external examiner for the BA (Hons) in Fashion Communication at Southampton Solent University (2013 – 2017).

I have been recipient of several prestigious prizes as a practicing jeweller including the Platinum Awards and the Goldsmiths Metal Bursary in 1990 and the New Designers/Goldsmiths jewellery prize in 1991. After receiving my first degree, I spent a year as ‘artist in residence’ within the Jewellery and Silversmithing department of Edinburgh College of Art. I have exhibited extensively throughout the United Kingdom and my work in platinum and gold form part of the Museum of Scotland’s permanent collection.

Research Areas

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Events

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Conference Activity

  • Submission Chair, Research Through Design Conference, 2016

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External examiner for BA (Hons) in Fashion Communication, School of the Creative Industries, Southampton Solent University

 

Grant Reviewer

  • Reviewer for Train@Ed Research Fellowship Programme - Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions COFUND project

 

Invited Speaker

  • Inspiring Innovative Sustainable Materials : An Applied Arts Scotland event in association with Interface
  • Liberty Lates - Arts and Crafts from 1900 to Now
  • Edinburgh Open Doors Day '3D Printing in Heritage'
  • Invited exhibitor at Edinburgh Tourism Action Group ‘Digital Tourism’ conference, November 2015
  • Invited speaker at Edinburgh Tourism Action Group ‘Shine a Light on Technology’ conference, March 2015
  • Invited speaker at Textiles Future Forum ‘Trading Zone’ event, Edinburgh, March 2015
  • Invited speaker at Textiles Future Forum ‘Trading Zone’ event, Glasgow, September
  • Featured in ‘Prototype Today’, April 2015
  • Digimakit at E-Textiles Summer Camp, 2015, Ponce sur le Loire, August 2015 (funded by Edinburgh Napier University)

 

Reviewing

  • Research Through Design Conference 2019
  • Digital Culture and Society Journal
  • Book Reviewer ‘The Visual Dictionary of Fashion’ (Bloomsbury Publishing Plc) 2009
  • Reviewer for CITAR Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts
  • Peer reviewer for The Design Journal (Taylor and Francis) 2009

 

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42 results

Livingston New Town: Art, History, People

Exhibition / Performance
Vettese, S., & Devison, N. Livingston New Town: Art, History, People. [3D printed objects]. 29 November 2019 - 22 November 2020. (Unpublished)

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Vettese, S., & Devison, N. Livingston New Town: Art, History, People. [3D printed objects]. 29 November 2019 - 22 November 2020. (Unpublished
Livingston New Town: Art, History, People Drawing on a wealth of photographs, illustrations and models, as well as historical artefacts from the museums and the archival coll...

Livi Modern

Exhibition / Performance
Vettese, S., & Devison, N. Livi Modern. [artefacts]. Exhibited at St Andrew's Church, Livingston. 15 June 2019 - 15 June 2019. (Unpublished)

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Vettese, S., & Devison, N. Livi Modern. [artefacts]. Exhibited at St Andrew's Church, Livingston. 15 June 2019 - 15 June 2019. (Unpublished
Livi Modern is a multimedia exhibition by four artists, Nicholas Devison, Dawn McDowell, Simon Montgomery and Sam Vettese, who have created artwork inspired by their shared in...

3D Printed Souvenirs of Livingston New Town

Physical Artefact
Vettese, S. 3D Printed Souvenirs of Livingston New Town. [3D printed plastic and cast concrete]

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Vettese, S. 3D Printed Souvenirs of Livingston New Town. [3D printed plastic and cast concrete]

Reconsidering the forgotten 'shoddy' industry and concepts of authenticity through 3D printed, repurposed selvedge waste.

Journal Article
Vettese, S. (2019)
Reconsidering the forgotten 'shoddy' industry and concepts of authenticity through 3D printed, repurposed selvedge waste. Making Futures, 5,
Sustainability, biodegradability and circularity are important issues in the textile and fashion industry, with very few tangible solutions that have the potential to make an ...

A study of childrens' relationship with making and use of CAD in collaborative, physical and digital environments : implications for learning and open access fabrication

Journal Article
Vettese, S., Allan, D., & Thompson, P. (2018)
A study of childrens' relationship with making and use of CAD in collaborative, physical and digital environments : implications for learning and open access fabrication. Design and Technology Education: An International Journal, 23(3), 10-25
In this paper, the researchers will investigate different ways in which school age, 'generation net' children learn, through non-linear, mediated, collaborative ‘making’ envir...

“From souvenirs to 3D printed souvenirs”. Exploring the capabilities of additive manufacturing technologies in (re)-framing tourist souvenirs

Journal Article
Anastasiadou, C., & Vettese, S. (2019)
“From souvenirs to 3D printed souvenirs”. Exploring the capabilities of additive manufacturing technologies in (re)-framing tourist souvenirs. Tourism Management, 71, 428-442. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2018.10.032
Souvenirs, whether mass-produced commodities made elsewhere or local artisanal handicrafts, are static objects that lack the capacity to mediate or generate the co-creative, a...

Textile applications of commercial photochromic dyes: part 7. A statistical investigation of the influence of photochromic dyes on the mechanical properties of thermoplastic fibres

Journal Article
Younes, B., Ward, S. C., Christie, R. M., & Vettese, S. (2019)
Textile applications of commercial photochromic dyes: part 7. A statistical investigation of the influence of photochromic dyes on the mechanical properties of thermoplastic fibres. Journal of the Textile Institute, 110(5), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1080/00405000.2018.1526444
The influence of the concentration of a commercial photochromic dye, incorporated into as-spun and drawn fibres produced from polyethylene and polypropylene, on their mechanic...

AHRC Design Research for Change Showcase

Exhibition / Performance
Vettese, S., Anastasiadou, C., Calder, L., Vones, K., Burton, K., & Allan, D. AHRC Design Research for Change Showcase. 20 September 2018 - 23 September 2018

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Vettese, S., Anastasiadou, C., Calder, L., Vones, K., Burton, K., & Allan, D. AHRC Design Research for Change Showcase. 20 September 2018 - 23 September 2018
No abstract available.

Design Research For Change

Book
(2018)
Design Research For Change
No abstract available.

Digital Revolution or Plastic Gimmick? Authenticity in 3D Souvenirs

Book
Anastasiadou, C., & Vettese, S. (2018)
Digital Revolution or Plastic Gimmick? Authenticity in 3D Souvenirs. In J. M. Rickly, & E. S. Vidon (Eds.), Authenticity & Tourism Materialities, Perceptions, Experiences, 165-179. London: Emerald
Mass-market production of souvenirs, their disposability and their mixed up, interpretive styling may detach the tourist from the actual experience. Conversely, it is the pers...

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