Camilla Groth

Associate professor
Faculty of Humanities, Sports and Educational Science
Department of Visual and Performing Arts Education
Campus Notodden (N-014)
Camilla Groth is an associate professor in Arts, Design and Crafts. She is leading the Embodied Making and Learning Research group (EMAL) and her main research interests are experiential knowledge, materiality and interdisciplinary research in the creative fields. ORCID


Research group leader: Embodied making and learning (EMAL) Research group

Own research

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.





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