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Jason Cleverly

BA Product and Furniture Design Course Leader
Chelsea College of Arts
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Jason  Cleverly


Jason Cleverly develops and designs situational, interpretive craftworks for museums and art galleries.

Designed to create collaboration and participation, these artefacts enhance visitor experiences. Working across a range of materials and embedded technologies, this practice explores a personal preoccupation with interaction and affordance. His PhD thesis is a critical evaluation of this design practice: The Artist-designer: Situating Creative Interaction and Interpretation in the Museum, 2018.

Publications include:

Design and Museum Interpretation: Contemporary Characteristics and Practice. Chapter for Design Objects and the Museum. Pub Bloomsbury. Playing with Words: Creativity and interaction in Museums and Galleries. Patel M. Heath, C. Luff P. Cleverly J. The Journal of Museum Management and Curatorship. Designing Collaboration: Evoking Dr Johnson through Craft and Interdisciplinarity. (Auth. Shear T. Cleverly J. Collaboration through Craft). Revealing surprise: The local ecology and the transposition of action (Cleverly, J, Heath, C, vom Lehn, D & Luff, P) Emotion and Social Interaction, Oxford University Press. Crafting Participation: designing ecologies, configuring experience. D.Von  Lehn, J. Cleverly, C. Heath, P. Luff Journal of Visual Communication. Crafting Participation: Interaction With and Around Aesthetic, Tangible Artefacts. D. vom Lehn, J. Cleverly, C. Heath, P. Luff

Practice and installations include:

The Enlightened Eye: Mineral viewer Interactive for Liskeard Museum, 2014 Work table and Escritoire: for House of Words exhibition Dr Johnson’s house London, 2009. Lineamentum: Interactive drawing Machinefor Royal Cornwall Museum Truro, 2007. Fly press and Stamp: Interactive for Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, Hockley Birmingham with John Grayson, 2006. The perceptive Engine Site specific commission For the Potteries Museum Hanley. Stoke on Trent, 2004, The Universal Curator. The Hunt Museum. Limerick Ireland.  Interactive installation, 2003. Ghost Ship, S.O.F.A. Chicago, U.S.A. for The Crafts Council and S.H.A.P.E. 2001.


BA Product and Furniture Design