Research group leader: Embodied making and learning (EMAL) Research group
Supervision of Ma and PhD students
Teaching of master students in their research and philosophy of scientific courses
Following a three years apprenticeship in ceramic craft practice, Camilla has been active in the field of ceramics and glass for 26 years, exhibiting both nationally and internationally and with several products launched on the market. Her doctoral study on embodied cognition in design and craft practice contributed to the interdisciplinary Handling Mind Research Project, (2012-2016). Through her doctorate she has built up a theoretical understanding of design and craft thinking, embodied cognition and practice-led research methods. She has published on the subjects of research design, research methods and theory as well as on tactile communication and the transfer of tacit knowledge through embodied teaching. In addition, she has developed research methods on experiential knowledge using video and contextual activity sampling, as well as studied the connection between material interaction and emotions and the role of the body in material manipulation.
2012-2017 DA, Doctor of Arts (with Distinction), Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland. Title of dissertation: Making Sense Through Hands: Design and Craft Practice Analysed as Embodied Cognition.
1999-2001 MA, Royal College of Art, London, UK. Ceramics and Glass.
1996-1999 BA, University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland. Ceramics and Glass.