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David Prytherch

David Prytherch has been a freelance glass sculptor/engraver since the mid1970's, and has exhibited internationally. His work has been bought by many private and public collections including Corning Museum of Glass, New York, The Victoria And Albert Museum, London, Crafts Council UK and Broadfield House Glass Museum.

In 1986, having just been elected chairman of British Artists in Glass he was knocked down by a car and disabled, preventing him from working full-time as a practitioner, and began to move his work towards consultancy, mentoring, project management and academic research relating to technology, disability and haptic perception for which he was awarded a PhD in 2003.

His work experience has been wide ranging and varied, and has included involvement with creating art work in a variety of media both digital and material, both solo and as part of a team, mentoring and advising other arts practitioners and SME's, teaching, managing and coordinating arts events, developing and coordinating research projects, seeking funding opportunities etc.

He is an Honorary Research Fellow for Birmingham and Solihull NHS Foundation Trust and was recently appointed Course Director for BCU's MA in Arts, Wellbeing and Mindfulness.