A selection of images (details) of a body of exploratory research objects from the genesis project of Making Sense - from left to right:
Fern World (Gray), Biolight (Burnett), Spore World (Gray), Biolight (Burnett), Shell World (Gray), Mould World (Gray)
please click on the image for other visuals
First proposed by Gordon Burnett in 2000, the concept of Making Sense has been a vehicle for collaborative research that resulted in 2004 in a major international conference Challenging Craft and a related on-line project Connectivity.
In 2007 a new phase of research was initiated through a
practice-led research project - a dialogue between two
makers - Burnett and Carole Gray - that attempted to
question experiences of making and their value as a form of knowing through reflective and active methods.
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photography (unless stated otherwise) and site design : Carole Gray and Gordon Burnett © copyright Gray and Burnett, 2011
genesis research project (2007 - 08)
an exploration of ways of knowing
practice and reflection in craft
what can be known by making
that could not be known by any other means ?