Mala Siamptani is a design practitioner with substantial experience in the research, development and delivery of creative projects in Fashion, Design and Art sector. After obtaining two Masters degrees and currently conducting a PhD research, Mala runs her studio in east London specializing in the design and manufacture of products and sculptural objects. Mala has designed and manufactured jewellery and object collections which have been exhibited in Cyprus, Greece, Spain, Italy, Australia, Germany and the UK. Following extensive material research, Mala’s work attempts to connect traditional craft with digital technology. This is evident through her work in education, where she has been providing up-to-date knowledge, expertise and experience of professional practice in a specific 3D/Jewellery specialist subject area. Mala delivers workshops and presentations on experimental processes and the future of material culture. She has recently presented her research projects at the Global fashion Conference (UK), the Creativity Researchers Conference and the 1st World Symposium for Fashion, Jewellery and accessories (Shanghai). Through her design work and research, Mala demonstrates both the use and need for material research and its acknowledgment of experiential knowledge to advance craft thinking and practice.
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2018 - Present – Doctor of Philosophy, Creativity Research, University of Central Lancashire
2013 - 2015 – Master’s Degree, Creative Thinking, University of Central Lancashire
2011 - 2013 – Master’s Degree, Fashion Artefact, University of the Arts London
2008 - 2011 – Bachelor’s Degree, 3D Design, University of Central Lancashire
2007 - 2008 – Foundation Degree, Art and Design, University of Central Lancashire