Katy West

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Cross School Course Leader, Lecturer.

Design History & Theory

Glasgow School of Art

Research Interests

Curatorial Studies, Craft and Design, Contemporary Craft, Ceramic History

Research Profile

Katy West first joined the Glasgow School of Art staff in 2008 and is currently First Year Experience Coordinator and Cross School Course Leader. She is Visiting Lecturer in Design History Theory, lecturing on subjects relating to curating, craft and design, and supervising dissertation and thesis writing. She has previously lectured within Product Design.

She has experience as an Independent Curator specialising in craft and design subjects. Research outputs include exhibitions, conferences, commissioning projects, live curated projects outwith the gallery space, touring programmes, organising local and overseas residencies, research by design.

Concurrent to her teaching and curatorial practice Katy West has specialist studio expertise as a designer for ceramics, working under Katy Wemore...


MA Applied Arts (Ceramics & Glass), Royal College of Art (2007)
BA (Hons) Design (Ceramics), The Glasgow School of Art (1999)

Latest Additions

  1. Early Learning

    West, Katy and McMullan, Mhari (2018) Early Learning. Scotland Street School Museum [Show/Exhibition]
  2. Common Wealth Jelly Mould

    West, Katy (2014) Common Wealth Jelly Mould. [Artefact]
  3. Kash Cup

    Speed, Chris, Verkerk, Teun, West, Katy and Ginting Munthe, Ferdinand (2017) Kash Cup. [Artefact]
  4. India Street Bazaar

    West, Katy (2016) India Street Bazaar. Tramway, Glasgow, 10 June - 31 July 2016 [Show/Exhibition]
  5. India Street Part 2: Building Blocks

    West, Katy, Firth, Emlyn, Spring, Laura, Marcella, Gabriella and Linton, Charlotte (2015) India Street Part 2: Building Blocks. In: India Street Part 2: Building Blocks, Feb 24th 2015, NIFT Gandhinagar.