Tim Willey

Adaptive Construction - Experimental Archaeology

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Tim has for many years been involved with the teaching of crafts, sculpture and construction-systems both at University and workshops in the UK and abroad.

Tim studied ceramics as an undergraduate with a particular interest in experimental archaeology. This was followed by full-time lecturing in ceramics and ceramic chemistry.

After completing a Masters Degree in sculpture, Tim spent several years researching the relationship between ecological systems and historical construction techniques for which he was awarded a Doctorate. He is well known for his development and teaching of adaptive construction: a sequential approach to material construction based on a study of historical, material-actions.

Dr. Tim has established his own practice in the North Norfolk countryside, where he manages 12 acres of mixed woodland. This provides him with a perfect working environment, which he happily shares with numerous species of birds, mammals and insects.

Tim teaches ceramics and ceramic science in Norwich and is a visiting university lecturer. He is an active researcher in adaptive construction, open-fired ceramics and experimental archaeology and runs regular practical workshops - often in collaboration with the Norfolk Wildlife Trust - where he can share his knowledge and enthusiasm with others.