Tom Harrington

Job title
Technician
Email
tom.harrington@falmouth.ac.uk
Telephone
01326 213797 Ext: 3797

Tom helps to provide technical support, demonstration and supervision within the technical workshops, Falmouth School of Art. He works across a wide rage of areas such as mould-making, casting, metalwork and woodwork. This is usually for Fine Art students on BA(Hons) or MA courses but can be for students on a range of courses as well as teaching and research staff and external customers. Tom has occupied this position for the past three years and is currently focusing on fine metal casting.

After completing his degree in fine art sculpture, Tom worked alongside master craftsmen for G&H Studios. Over his four years with them he developed his skills as a mould-maker and caster. Also during this time Tom became increasingly interested in education. He trained as a teacher and worked in schools across the West Country.

Tom's role as a technician at Falmouth requires a strong focus on Health and Safety. He is a Fire Warden and First Aider and has up to date training across the Health and Safety spectrum. He also has had training in the use and maintenance of workshop equipment through the Design and Technology Association as well as specific external training on specialist equipment.

Tom's own practice informs his teaching at Falmouth and vice versa. He has been involved with galleries and local art weeks across Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.
 

Qualifications

YearQualificationAwarding body
2008
PGCE Secondary, Design & Technology
Exeter University
2001
BA(Hons) Fine Art, Sculpture
University of Gloucestershire