Dr Oseng-Rees exhibits recycled glass collection in the Turner Museum of Glass

On Wednesday 2 March the Department welcomed Dr Tyra Oseng-Rees to the Turner Museum of Glass to present her work on recycled bottle glass.

A Senior Research Associate at the Creative Industries Research and Innovation Centre at Swansea College of Art, part of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Dr Oseng-Rees' current work is focused on developing new applications and manufacturing processes. She uses recycled glass and techniques such as devitrification, to produce intricate pieces.

The collection, on display until late Summer, includes glass tiles, architectural materials and domestic ware, with each piece created using locally sourced, recycled bottle glass. To create the artistic effects, the glass has been sintered, and in some cases, partially crystallised.

It is the responsibility of a product designer to think about the life-cycle of a product, and therefore the materials used in the design process. I am passionate about how the creative discipline of the Art and Design can contribute to Science, and potentially work together.


Dr Tyra Oseng-Rees

Dr Tyra Oseng Rees glass texture piecesDr Oseng-Rees' role at the University of Wales involves materials research in design and applied arts, development of research partnerships and teaching undergraduate and post graduate Art and Design Modules.

Awarded her PhD in Industrial Design in 2009, she has a great interest in collaborating with engineers to meet building specifications for indoor and outdoor installations and to develop research partnerships within the areas of recycled glass, sustainability, ceramics, composite manufacture, and materials testing.