Kristina Niedderer, PhD, MA (RCA) has recently been appointed Professor of Design and Craft at the University of Wolverhampton. She is a design researcher and craft practitioner who was originally apprenticed as a gold and silversmith in Germany.
She then trained as a designer and design researcher in the UK, with an MA (RCA) and a PhD in Design.
In her practice, Kristina is working at the intersection of craft and design while specialising in silver and tableware design.
With her doctoral work, she has moved beyond traditional craft practises, using research in the development of her work.
Her work focused on the exploration of design as a means for mediating mindful interaction through the use of objects in social contexts. Her work is shown regularly at trade fairs and galleries in England and Germany.