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Student Showcase Archive

Emily Öhlund

PhD Work

PhD work

Dyspraxia in the Workshop

Detailed exploration of how dyspraxia impacts craft practitioners. In 2015/2016 I conducted interviews in the studios, at the bench space of ceramicists, jewellery, metal and textiles students. We discussed their experiences as students at the RCA and as designer makers in their professional practice. This animation was created by talented animator Hakim Ismail to bring to life some extracts from those interviews.



  • PhD


    School of Arts & Humanities


    Jewellery & Metal, 2013–2018

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Costume for the Performing Arts, London College of Fashion; BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing, CASS, London Metropolitan University
  • Experience

  • Jewellery, owner and designer maker, Öhlund, London, 2013-present; Jewellery, partner, Akong, London, 2009-2013; Jewellery, head of production, Florence B, London, 2008-2010; Costume and print department 1st assistant, English National Opera, London, 2004-2008; Costume designer, Ballet Rambert, Kiss my Eyes, London 2005; Music video costume designer and maker, Abgott, 2006; Puppets and special affects assistant, Artem, Cadburys, London, 2004
  • Conferences

  • Dyspraxia in the Workshop: 101 Tips for professional practice, Future Craft, University of the Creative Arts, 2018; Dyspraxia in the Workshop, Making Futures, Plymouth College of Art, 2017; Dyspraxia in the Workshop, a work in progress, DCD-12, University of Notre Dame, Australia, 2017; Dyspraxia in the Workshop, a work in progress, EPS Sensory Motor Learning, University of Leeds, 2017; Dyspraxia in the Workshop, a work in progress, DCD-UK, University of Leeds, 2016