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MFA in Applied Craft and Design students reflect and celebrate making in the studio in the AC+D student blog.

Students in the MFA in Applied Craft and Design (AC+D) program, a joint MFA by Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) and Oregon College of Art and Craft, are up to their elbows (and beyond) with all sorts of interesting projects: inventing the commuter bike of the future, designing and constructing a library and learning center, collaborating with professional fashion designers, reviewing museum exhibitions, and generally just palling around the Bison Building.

The Bison Building, home to the AC+D student studios, is a pretty fascinating place. There are always projects in process on desks, wheels, looms, or workshop benches; eye-candy galore; regular happy hours (Fridays, 5-7pm); and work, work, work, everywhere you look. If you don’t or can’t stop by the Bison Building and check in on what’s new in person, the best way to stay up to date with AC+D news is to visit or subscribe to the AC+D student blog. It’s updated multiple times a week and features links to outside press and recognition, awards, projects, exhibitions, etc. You can read it here: MFA in Applied Craft and Design Blog

You can read more articles about MFA in Applied Craft and Design projects and achievements on UNTITLED, and subscribe the AC+D blog.


Incoming AC+D students work with visiting artists Jack Sanders and Butch Anthony to design and build a bike hub for a North Portland neighborhood. Photo by Matthew Miller ’11.


Meghann Gilligan ’14, researches bench design for a collaborative design build project. Photo by Matthew Miller ’11.

Kyla Mucci ’13 collaborated with Portland designer Adam Arnold on a dress. Model Lia Woolf in an Adam Arnold dress, hand-woven by Kyla Mucci. Photo courtesy of Adam Arnold.

This project by Francesco Cupolo ’13, investigates play and what makes a toy a toy. Photo courtesy of Francesco Cupolo ’13.

— Posted on 11/30 at 01:49 PM

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