Jason Cleverly

Job title
Senior Lecturer, BA Contemporary Crafts
01326 253683 Ext: 3683

Jason Cleverly is course leader for the BA(Hons) Contemporary Crafts at Falmouth University. For some time he has developed a series of situational, interpretive sculptural craft works for museums and art galleries. Exhibited nationally and internationally and designed to engender collaboration and co-participation, these artifacts attempt to enhance visitor experiences by promoting informal learning. Many of these projects have been developed in close collaboration with social scientists at King’s College London. He is also a PhD student undertaking a critical evaluation of this situated design practice.


YearQualificationAwarding body
BA Combined Studies Crafts
Crewe and Alsager College (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Membership of external committees

Chairman: Cornwall Crafts Association Selection Committee

Research interests

Research centre and group affiliations


Research topics

Design Sensitivities
Social Science
Visitor Engagement
Visitor Studies

Research outputs

Publications and research outputs



Cleverly, Jason and Heath, Christian and Luff, Paul and Hindmarsh, Jon and Vom Lehn, Dirk (2002) Crafting Participation: designing ecologies, configuring experience. Visual Communication, 1 (1). pp. 9-33. ISSN 1470-3572 


Book Chapter


Cleverly, Jason and Shear, Tim (2013) Designing Collaboration: Evoking Dr Johnson through Craft and Interdisciplinarity. In: Collaboration through Craft. Bloomsbury Academic, London. ISBN 9780857853912 Item not available from this repository. 



Cleverly, Jason and Heath, Christian and vom Lehn, Dirk and Luff, Paul (2012) Revealing surprise: The Local Ecology and the Transposition of Action. In: Emotion in Interaction. Oxford University Press, New York, USA. ISBN 978-0199730735 Item not available from this repository. 


Conference or Workshop Item


Cleverly, Jason (2013) How Can Artists and Designers Working with Museums and Collections Contribute to the Notion of Active Citizenship? In: Inclusive Museum, 22 April 2013, Copenhagen. Item not available from this repository. 




Cleverly, Jason (2011) Richard Trevithick Be-tec Engine Legacy of a Visionary Inventor - Interactive Artwork. [Artwork] 



Cleverly, Jason (2009) Interactive Work-table and Escritoire. [Artwork] 




Matthias, Gayle and English, Claire and Bunnell, Katie (2014) All Makers Now? pop up exhibition supporting the conference. [Exhibition] 



Cleverly, Jason (2003) The Universal Curator installation. [Exhibition] 




Autmates Galerie Belgium Group Show


Participation, The Poly Falmouth


Close Shave, The Grace Barrand Design Centre, Surrey


Chelsea Crafts Fair, London Automata Exhibition, Move It The Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford, Staffs


Chelsea Craft Fair, London Craft Exhibition, The Medici Gallery. London Wit and Humour, Laurance Simon & Jason Cleverly, Eton Applied Arts, Windsor


Christmas Follies, Galerie Claude Andre, Brussels, Belgium Chelsea Craft Fair, London Les Nouveaux Alchimistes, Galerie Arts & Crafts, Brussels, Belgium


Christmas Show, The Plough Theatre, Devon Chelsea Crafts Fair, London Automata Exhibition, Japan Museum of Contemporary Toys, Osaka, Japan If it Moves, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, Devon


Kunst Herches Spielzug, Hiem und Handwerk, Munich, Germany Chelsea Craft Fair, London Automata Exhition, Rufford Gallery, Nottingham Exposition d’ Ouverture les Artistes, Galerie Arts & Crafts, Brussels, Belgium On Wheels, Touring Exhibition, Southern Arts, Winchester Gallery Jason Cleverly Showcase, Highland Printmakers, Inverness, Scotland Rings & Moving Things, Craft Design Centre, Leeds In The Woods, Rye Art Gallery, Rye, Sussex Frankfurt International Gift Fair, Ambiente, Frankfurt Messe 2D or not 2D Oriel, Myrddin, Carmarthen, Wales The Call of The Sea, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh


Tentoonstelling Humor, Gaalerij Art & Crafts, Brussels, Belgium Kunst Hersches Spielzug Heim und Hanwerk, Munich, Germany Jason Cleverly, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, Devon Chelsea Crafts Fair, London San Fransisco International Gift Fair, USA Endangered Species, Fitche’s Ark, Little Venice, London Enchanted Garden Summer Show (Window Display), C.A.A., Covent Garden, London Jason Cleverly Showcase, Circus Arts, Brighton Marina, Brighton Summer Show, Yew Tree Gallery, Slad, Gloucester Out of This World (Touring show), Crafts Council, Islington, London


Christmas Show, Medici Gallery, London Kunst Hersches Spielzug, Heim und Handwerk, Munich, Germany Chelsea Craft Fair, London Christmas Show, Crafts Council Shop, Islington, London Christmas Show, C.A.A, Covent Garden, London Christmas Show, Fitche’s Ark, Little Venice, London Christmas Show, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh Undercurrents, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool Mirrors, Mid Pennine Arts, Burnley, Lancashire The Sea, Ferres Centre For The Arts/Crafts, Ashby-de-la-Zouch New York International Gift Fair, New York, USA Undercurrents, Oldham Art Gallery, Oldham Art On The Move, Wysing Arts, Bourne, Cambridge Summer Exhibition, The Medici Gallery, Grafton St., London Jason Cleverly New Work, Andrew Usiskin Contemporary Art, Hampstead, London Undercurrents, Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, Warrington


Christmas Lights, Crafts Council Shop, V&A, London Christmas Show, C.A.A., Covent Garden, London Chelsea Crafts Fair, London Humour and Automata, Arts and Crafts Gallery, Brussels, Belgium Clocks Boxes and Mirrors, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey Full Speed Ahead, Yew Tree Gallery, Slad, Gloucestershire New York International Gift Fair, Moscone Centre, NY, USA New Works, C.A.A., Covent Garden, London Jason Cleverly Group Exhibition, C.A.A., Covent Garden, London On a Small Scale, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh Jason Cleverly/Janine de Waele,The Plough, Torrington, Devon


Sun Sea And Sand, Pyramid Gallery, York Chelsea Craft Fair, London Seeds of Hope, Seeds of Reality, Yew Tree Gallery, Slad, Gloucestershire Crafts in Performance, Crafts Council, London Contemporary Crafts from British Studios, Bedales Gallery, Petersfield New York International Gift Fair, NY, USA Mirrors, Touring Exhibition with Winchester Gallery Curiouser and Curiouser, Hitchcocks Gallery, Bath Animalarium, Route 76, Arthouse, Crystal Palace, London Carved and Decorated Wood, The Oxford Gallery, Oxford Jason Cleverly, South Bank Craft Shop and Gallery, London Form & Function, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey Fine.......Cannibals, Oldham Art Gallery, Oldham


Christmas Male, Crafts Council, V&A Museum, Kensington, London Chelsea Crafts Fair, London Automata Show, Museum of Automata, York Carvings in Colour, Rufford Crafts Centre, Nottingham Contemporary sculpture, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh The Sea, The Sea, The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Devon Summer Show, Contemporary Applied Arts, Covent Garden, London Square Edge, Model House, Mid Glamorgan, Wales Funny and Moving (Touring Show), Museum of St. Albans, Hertford Museum and Norwich Arts Centre Wood, Paper, Cloth and Gold, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh


Chelsea Comes to California, Orange County, California, USA Summer Exhibition, C.A.A., Covent Garden, London Contemporary British Wood, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh Crafts Showcase, Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich Gifts for Valentines, Crafts Council Shop, V&A Museum, London 1990 Great Little Movers, Oxford Gallery, Oxford


Heavenly Hosts, South Bank Crafts Centre, London Chelsea Craft Fair, London Beasts of the Field, Birds of The Air, Stafford Art Gallery, Stafford


British Woodcarvers, Primavera, Kings Parade, Cambridge


Areas of teaching

Crafts Design
Site specfic Design. Design Development. Design for Interpretation.

Courses taught

BA(Hons) Contemporary Crafts

Policy engagement within Cornwall

  • Chair: Selection Committee. Cornwall Crafts Association
  • Chair: Falmouth University and Museum Sector Group. With Kevin Brownridge Perfect Moment

Professional engagement