Charlie Manthorp

Staff details

Charlie Manthorp


Lecturer in Design Practice and Making




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Charlie's diverse practice explores community, participation and the supernatural, often through ceramics.

As a hopeful agnostic, Charlie is interested in the ritualised experience of religious and supernatural belief. His research stems from an observed yearning within the godless for ceremony, ritual and experience, for the ability to escape the mundane, explore the world, and outsource decisions. He has come to define this area of practice as Corpo-Spiritual - the bodily experience of activities or objects which use vernacular of the supernatural, but do not emerge from belief. He is neither sceptic, nor religious, maintaining the unknowable nature of the supernatural whilst exploring its future.

Academic qualifications

  • MA Design: Expanded Practice (Distinction), Goldsmiths University of London 2018-2019 2019
  • 1st Class BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design, Manchester Schoo of Art, 2014-2017 2017
  • Foundation in Art and Design (merit), Leeds College of Art, 2013-2014 2014

Teaching and supervision

Charlie lectures in Design Practice and Making on MA Design: Expanded Practice at Goldsmiths. His role is split between the studio and workshop, guiding students through the processes of idea generation, project development and iteration and making.